From the Back Cover
For too long and for too many children our education system has not worked. Yet in the face of these struggles, there are principals, superintendents, and coaches who have built extraordinary schools—not just once, but multiple times. What sets these leaders apart? Leverage Leadership demonstrates that exceptional school leaders succeed because of how they use their time: what they do, and how and when they do it. By consistently using seven core principles or "levers," each minute of their day is leveraged to maximal results. Armed with this insight, this practical guide offers the tools and systems needed to replicate these leaders' success:
Drive as much teacher development in a year as most schools do in 20 (instructional levers—Chapters 1-4)
Build the habits of mind and heart that can shape a strong school culture (cultural levers—Chapters 5-6)
With 30 videos of top-tier leaders in action along with full professional development materials, ready-to-use rubrics, and calendars, Leverage Leadership brings great schools to you—and allows you to create one yourself.
"Leverage Leadership offers a clear, detailed blueprint that will give both emerging and veteran leaders new tools for success. When it comes to school leadership, we've all been looking for guidance: now we have it."
—Jean-Claude Brizard, chief executive officer, Chicago Public Schools
"Bambrick-Santoyo shows that the 'miracles' of great school leadership aren't really miracles at all. Instead, they're the results of precise actions that will dramatically improve any school's instruction and culture, creating extraordinary results for all."
—Jean S. Desravines, chief executive officer, New Leaders
"Bambrick-Santoyo illuminates the actions and systems used by the best school leaders in the country, and then he shows you how to make them yours. If you are a school leader, or want to become one, then this is the most important book you can own. Read it and use it!"
—Mark Murphy, executive director, Vision Network
About the Author
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo is the managing director of the award-winning North Star Academies in Newark, New Jersey. He has trained thousands of school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and as a faculty member for New Leaders. He is also the author of Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction.