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Mar 13, 2022

Dr. Bill Ziegler is the principal of Pottsgrove High School in Pennsylvania. He’s been a mentor of mine for years. So excited for this conversation.

  • Lead the Way EDU Podcast
  • Staying strong in the storms
  • Take care of yourself
  • Take lunch every day!
  • Use your vacation days!
  • Don’t take it personally.
  • Taking time during the storms to protect ourselves from the storms.
  • The work is always going to be there. You’re never going to finish it.
  • It sticks to us.
  • The most important time of your day as a principal is dinner time with your family
  • Focus on the goal: Keep kids in school.
  • This is temporary.
  • How to be a Transformative principal? Take some time this week to fill up your tank!


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