A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this webinar, join Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, as she provides practical guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you'll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This conversation will be a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, "Now what?" It's the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.
Presenter: Jen Schwanke has been an educator for 20 years, teaching or leading at all levels. She is the author of "You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders", published by ASCD. A second ASCD book will be coming out in March of 2020. Schwanke has written for Choice Literacy, Education Week Teacher, Principal, and Principal Navigator. She has presented for ASCD, NAESP, Battelle for Kids, RRCNA, and various state and local conferences. An instructor in educational leadership at Miami University of Ohio, Schwanke has also provided Professional Development to various districts in the areas of school climate, personnel, and instructional leadership. She is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio. Follow Schwanke on Twitter @Jenschwanke.