Constant stress that leaves you drained, lacking the support you need to survive, let alone to thrive.
Low morale as staff vent, argue, & gossip resulting in high levels of unhappiness and even despair.
Fear, which stops you from addressing subpar performance because you worry about negative reactions.
Stagnation, stemming from lack of clarity on how to overcome obstacles & pursue your ambitious goals.
I'm Dr. Shira
I’m a former elementary and middle school principal turned childcare center owner and educational leadership coach. And, I’m here to help you move out of “stress and fear” mode and into purpose-driven impact.
But first… let’s address the elephant in the room.
School change is hard! Too often, well-intentioned leaders bring great ideas to their schools and unintentionally make things worse. Sometimes a lot worse.
I know it! After more than 20 years leading early childhood through eighth grade schools & teaching, teaching doctoral students in education, and writing two books on educational leadership , I opened my own childcare center & preschool. Through my career, I've seen my share of the good . . . the bad . . . the ugly . . . and the catastrophic. And, I've developed an approach to dramatically dramatically improve quality of learning & care in schools, with less stress & more joy.
Promote a culture of engaged excellence, inviting your team to ground themselves in what matters most to them & to a school-wide sense of purpose.
Cultivate strong morale, inspiring your team to step beyond "what's always been", joining together to bring heart and vision to their work, with a sense of ease & joy.
Build trust through transparency, as you engage your team in identifying solutions to challenges, while pursuing ambitious goals.
Connect with purpose-driven educators from other schools, share insights, inspire each other, and make a collective impact in the field of education
Do you ever long for a customized approach to substantially enhance the quality of your school, grounded in what matters most to you?
That's exactly why I've designed
Becoming A Purpose Driven Leader.
No theory. No fluff. Just actual insights from my years as a principal of pre-k to 8th grade schools, as a university faculty member advising doctoral students in education, and as founder and CEO of a premier childcare center and preschool.
So if you’re someone who’s ready to up-level
and make a significant impact,
experiencing ease and joy in the process . . .
Becoming A Purpose Driven Leader is for you!
I’ve taken my years of experience and turned it into a system you can plug into your school. The approach is fully customizable so it works without you having to sacrifice what makes you unique. In fact, I’m going to help you gain greater clarity on what it is that makes you unique. But most importantly...you’ll discover how to live into your own purpose, even when facing constraints and challenges.
You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have something killer to offer your students and the field of education. You wouldn’t be here if you already had a strategy that WORKED, making it possible for you to have the massive impact that is within you to contribute. That's exactly why this approach is vital. You have students to serve. You have important contributions to offer.
Let’s make sure you can move forward with the vision and purpose already within you.