From Teacher to Leader

From Teacher to Leader
Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader-Without Losing Your Mind

Starr Sackstein

Amazing. Exciting. Terrifying.

Your first year as a school leader can be all those things at once. Emotions seem to swing from one end of the spectrum to the other and back again in a single hour, not to mention the school year. You miss the classroom even as you hope to make an impact on a larger scale. You wonder where you fit in now that you're one of them--a leader.

Whether you have already made the move into leadership or are wondering whether a role in administration is right for you, Starr Sackstein's insight in From Teacher to Leader will help you make the best decisions for yourself and those you serve. In this honest and practical guide, Sackstein prompts you to reflect as you stretch for personal and professional growth.

How do you know when you're ready to move into leadership?

What do you do when you miss being in the classroom?

How can you make sure you're leading well?

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?

Leadership isn't easy, and being a first-time leader carries its own set of challenges. But with From Teacher to Leader, you'll be equipped to thrive in your new role.


"Starr Sackstein uses her usual raw honesty (which I happen to find refreshing) to help new leaders negotiate their way through the transition. This book is about more than our profession; it's about life."

--Peter DeWitt, EdD, author/consultant, Education Week, Finding Common Ground blog

"An excellent resource for any educator moving from the classroom into an administrative role. I highly recommend this well-written, important book."

--Jeffrey Zoul, EdD, author, speaker, leadership coach, and president of ConnectEDD

"New to the world of leadership? Buy this book today!"

--Brad Currie, 2017 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year
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