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3 Pillars of a School of Excellence

Do you run your day, or does your day run you? Do you feel pulled in so many directions to the extent that you hardly can take a rest?

I hear you.

As a school leader, there are so many things you need to focus on. Yet the most constrained resource that you can never get back or never get more of is your time. This is why you need to be so vigilant about what your time is spent on!

In today’s episode, I speak about how you can come up with a system that works. A system that will have your school excelling and your teachers properly led. The pillars I speak about are what you need to focus on to build and grow your school. Tune in to learn more!


In this episode, this episode cover

  • Why culture is not a project and why everything in your school is about culture
  • Daily operating principles that will help build your school
  • How your routines and habits are going to dictate the type of culture that you create in your school.
  • Important leadership operating procedures that will help you become an amazing school leader
  • Standard operating principles that will set your school apart

…and so much more!


Remember, the standards of your school are directly linked to who you attract into your school. If you have been intending to create a system that allows you to focus on productive tasks, control your days and grow your school, this episode is for you! You actually might want to have a pen and paper close


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Access the School of Excellence scorecard HERE

Sign up for the Build to Last Workshop HERE

Join Build to Last Workshop, a FREE 4-day Sprint on June 1-4, 2021


The Build to Last Workshop is a FREE 4-day sprint on June 1-4, 2021 to help you remove overwhelm and interruptions to building a calendar and life that serves your personal and professional leadership goals.

What You Will Learn in Build to Last Workshop on June 1-4:

#1: How to create a sustainable calendar that has priorities and projects that move your school forward

You deserve to have more time for family and the quality of life you want.

#2: The habits for a culture of excellence

So you build a rhythm for how to design culture every day and you don’t wait for problems to happen.

#3: How to create boundaries and finish your to-do list

So you can leave work every day confident that that day’s work is done.

#4: The Four Types of Inter team Conflict

So you have the tools and scripts to navigate difficult conversations and have positive results.

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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the insides knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

Don’t miss an episode, subscribe today for everything you need for your leadership journey!