Get a Backbone Principal eBook Offer

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Thursday, 8:35 a.m.

Pasadena, CA

Hi all!

I’m so excited to be able to share with you my very first book: Get a Backbone, Principal: 5 Conversations Every School Leader Must Have Right Now!  So many people over the years have encouraged me to write a book and put all of the content from my presentations, coaching sessions and consultations down into a book form…

…and here it is!

I know that as an educator, I’ve appreciated the opportunity to learn new things and go to conferences and hear the experts in our field talk about the latest findings and breaking news.  But after so many of those sessions, I felt like I had to take the information back to campus and figure out the answer to this question: “What now?”  So many of the presentations and resources out there that were written for me left out the most important step: linking the info to my work tomorrow.  I ended up feeling like something must be slightly wrong with me if I couldn’t figure out how to put it in action right away.

So, that’s why I wrote this book – to create the link between what the research says and what it LOOKS LIKE when it’s rolled out in the schools.  I often describe this as the “guidebook for putting the research on the ground” – making it do-able TOMORROW!

After over a decade as an independent consultant and working with thousands of educators as they work to improve the quality and effect of teaching on every single kid, I have realized one thing: it doesn’t have to be so difficult.  We tend to complicate things and because of the complications, we tend to get stuck before we take any action.

I have coaches hundreds of school administrators to avoid and get un-stuck from the “stuck in complicated” mode.  And I want to do the same for you.

Whether you are a teacher, interventionists, Special Ed teacher, instructional facilitator, team lead, department chair, reading or math coach, school principal, curriculum director or superintendent, this book is for you.  The book is organized into conversations that the school leader must have on his/her campus in order to keep focus on what matters: quality instruction that gets results! 

The first chapter starts with an explanation of why I entitled the book “Get a Backbone”!  (I waffled on whether that title was  appropriate or not!)

The chapters following the first, outline the scenario, sample script, resources and information about having five important conversations:

  • Conversation with yourself (I mean a little talking-to-myself never hurt anyone!)
  • Conversation with your coach
  • Conversation with your whole staff
  • Conversation with your teams or departments
  • Conversation with your most resistant teacher

It’s all real-life stuff told from a real-life perspective – no “pie in the sky” ideas that work only in a perfect world…these are all tried and true scenarios and solutions that I can personally vouch for because I’ve personally used them…and they work! You will come un-stuck!

The books are now available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com in addition to a zillion other online booksellers, but I wanted to provide you with a really simple way to get this book in your hands – it’d be a great summer or weekend read!  We are only giving this opportunity to our VIP list – that’s YOU!

We are offering the eBook version of “Get a Backbone, Principal: 5 Conversations Every School Leader Must Have Right Now!” to you for $5.77. (If you’re ready to get it in your hands…scroll to the bottom of this page!)

Yes, I said it – $5.77!!!

If you enter your information below, within about 1 minute of completing your order, you will receive an electronic copy of the “Get a Backbone, Principal: 5 Conversations Every School Leader Must Have Right Now!” in your inbox.  You can print it and get started reading or you can read it right from your laptop computer!  It’s really that simple!

I’m so excited for you to receive the information that 1000s of educators have heard and tried…and seen work!  Thank you so much for being so supportive of me throughout the years – I’m a very lucky gal to have VIP supporters like I do.

Now get to reading!!  😉

With love,


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