Hi, I’m Chanie

I transform overworked Directors & Owners into School Leaders who can build and sustain cultures of excellence.

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Conversations that challenge your way of thinking, strategies to develop your practice of up-leveling WHO you are as the leader, and questions that invite you into a different world.

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Join thousands of other school leaders who have taken Chanie’s courses, training and workshops on leadership, communication, systems and templates and scripts for building your school of excellence

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Chanie Wilschanski’s private clients, Owners only, and Directors Inner circle groups are by application only for school leaders. Enjoy private access, custom strategic plans, done for you systems, templates, and scripts, a community of up-levelling leaders, and powerful accountability.

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Invite Chanie to Inspire your teachers, directors, and other leaders on owning their development, personal leadership, and what it takes to make change happen in your school.

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Hi, I’m Chanie

I’m an Early Childhood Leadership Coach and the CEO of Schools of Excellence. I’ve worked with hundreds of EC Directors and School Owners who are working to build a School of Excellence with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, and collaborative culture.

I began my journey over a decade ago, teaching toddlers at the acclaimed Preschool of the Arts in New York City for 8 years until I continued my path into high studies and earned my Masters’s in EC and Special Education. In 2015, I started working with teachers and school leaders on the HOW part of creating excellence in their schools.

I’m a wife and mother of 4, my hands are full, and I understand what it takes to lead a large center and have a full-time job at home. It breaks my heart when I see so many dedicated school leaders sacrificing all of their time with their family and all of their self-care (what self-care?) to a school that feels like it’s constantly getting away from them.

If you want to build a better and more sustainable school, I can help you build it into excellence.

Read Chanie’s Story

You’re about to walk into a diffi¬cult conversation, and you wish you knew the right words and how to respond during critical moments so you can create the impact you want.

Download our most used scripts that highlight critical moments with parents, teachers, and admins.

You’ve already learned that nagging, micromanaging,
and 100-dollar gift cards don’t get the job done.

I’ll give you systems and frameworks that you can plug into your school
and make it the school you dreamed of when you took the helm.


Owner – Read Missy’s Story

Before I found this group, I was actually physically ill. My blood pressure was up, I was working a 60 hour week and then I’d come home and work until 11 o’clock at night and then get up at seven and start again.


Director – Read Naomi’s Story

I’m just taking care of other people’s needs constantly and I’m going to burn out if I keep going. Even if you go home and you don’t pick up your notes for 2 months, you’ve done so much mental work, you’re going to see a difference in your life. Because I’ve been focusing on my own self-awareness, it’s impossible for these changes not to impact my family.


Leadership Day – Read Jennifer’s Story

“We had so many Aha moments as my administrative team realized the impact their mindset, covid, and their own mental health was having on how they were showing up for the teachers and parents. Watching my staff realize that even though things are going on in the world that they don’t have control over, they DO have control over how they choose to show up every day. Chanie challenged them on their mindset and excuses during the training and as an owner, I got a clear picture of where each of my leaders was stuck and what my role could be in supporting them and moving them forward to the next level. It’s been so impactful in helping our team have a better understanding of each other.


One-on-one coaching with Chanie has been helpful in so many ways. Chanie has helped us identify the reasons for some of the challenges we are experiencing, set goals to help fix or solve those problems and create benchmarks to help us reach those goals. Even though Chanie isn’t physically in my building she has guided me in becoming a better leader and in making instrumental changes in my role as Early Childhood Director. Her feedback and accountability has kept me on track and enabled me to achieve my goals!

Talia Levine

I've been part of the Inner Circle for a year and it's been transformative! Chanie provides amazing framework and systems to implement that streamline processes and create accountability which contribute to a better overall culture in the school.

Hannah WilliamsDirector, Georgia

Since joining the Inner Circle, I am more proactive. I am more engaged with my staff and encourage and empower them. I do not try to "solve" the issue for them, but I am asking questions to help them solve the issues for themselves. They love the ownership this gives them and without a doubt they are happier!
What surprised me was how quickly I am able to implement what I have learned and how much more confident I am in my leadership abilities.

Barbara LabotkaDirector, Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center

I must give credit and a very big shout out to a woman who has dramatically helped me transform [my school] and myself, professionally and personally, in just a few months. The value, strategies, guidance and support I have received from Chanie Wilschanski and the Inner Circle have helped me in becoming the most effective leader who has created, maintained and continues to grow a healthy culture with the best team of teachers any director could wish for.

Melissa Agnes VasquezDirector, New Wonders Learning Center

I’ve seen a huge transformation in my culture since implementing what I’ve learned in the Director’s Inner Circle—teachers are solving their own problems!


The amount of feedback from parents has been extremely positive since i’ve implemented the tools in the inner circle. It’s helped me continue to build strong relationships and trust with each parent. So many wonderful comments from parents who have been here for a long time about how 'smoothly' things are going this year, which is great.

Alison PhilipsDirector

Since working with Chanie, I have developed a great culture of communication with almost all of our parents and have gotten really specific with my weekly check-ins with parents, which allows for more meaningful discussions.

Chrissy CarterDirector

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The #1 community and training program is specifically designed for early childhood school leaders who are committed to building schools of excellence.



A community that helps overworked and overwhelmed leaders create schools of excellence that impact thousands and thousands of children around the world every year.



In this Professional Development Staff Coaching + Training, we identify where leadership gaps are present and ways to close them and make better decisions. In addition, we discuss how to up confidence for staff, families, and children.



Senior Staff development and coaching training that focuses on leadership goals, mindset enhancement, and the three pillars of a school of excellence: standard operating principles, daily operating principles, and leadership operating principles.