to the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Learning
Policy Institute, “Turnover is a serious issue across the country. The national average tenure of principals in
their schools was four years in 2016-17.
This number masks considerable variation, with 35 percent of principals
being at their school for less than two years, and only 11 percent of principals
being at their school for 10 years or more.
The most recent national study of public-school principals found that,
overall, approximately 18 percent of principals were no longer in the same
position one year later. In high-poverty
schools, the turnover rate was 21 percent.” Not an exceedingly long time to make an
impact. As leaders, our mission is to be the best educational leader for our school, but it takes a formula to help kids win at life. This book will take readers through the following acronym, P.U.L.S.E., using it as a pathway to becoming an effective educational leader who will stop at nothing until their students are successful. After
reading this book, the reader will be able to strengthen themselves as educational leaders, focus on the practical and
consistent habitude that will lead to student and faculty success, and spotlight
the many questions that we must ask ourselves as leaders and individuals. The world does not have enough great
principals to lead our schools, so we must make it count when we assume the
principalship. Leadership matters and it
starts with us, both professionally and personally. As my former area superintendent’s motto
states, “No Excuses, Only Success.”
Conquer your fears, GO lead, and do NOT make excuses. Kids are depending on us.