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The Pyramid of Excellence


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For years, I’ve been developing, cultivating, and nurturing the mindset and skills of owners and directors in early childhood education so they can build and sustain schools of excellence.


But it wasn’t until somewhat recently that I started to take a hard look at the processes I was using to help leaders. 


I wanted to distill them down into a repeatable, consistent framework that allowed leaders to better understand where they were at and what they needed to work on next. 


That’s how the Pyramid of Excellence was born.


It’s a trademarked system that allows you to see exactly where you are on your journey so you can lay the proper foundation for building a school of excellence.


In this week’s podcast episode, I’m kicking off a 5-part series about the Pyramid of Excellence where I’ll break down each part of the pyramid to give you deeper insight into what each stage looks like, as well as what you can do to move forward.


Join me for a conversation about:


  • The 5 stages of the Pyramid of Excellence: Survival, Disordered, Integrated, and Aligned, and Legacy
  • What each stage looks like from the outside and the inside
  • How to gauge which stage you’re in along your journey to building a school of excellence
  • What you can do to transition from one stage in the Pyramid to the next


There’s so much to explore around the Pyramid of Excellence, but my hope is that over the next 5 weeks, you’ll develop a foundational understanding that will help facilitate your journey. And I’ll be here every step of the way to support you as you move from one stage to the next!


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Moving through the Pyramid of Excellence is no small feat. Every step of the way comes with unique challenges and opportunities. If you’re looking for support along the way,  join our Owner’s Only HQ and Director’s Inner Circle membership programs. As a member, you’ll gain ongoing access to tools, resources, coaching, and community that will help you build and sustain a school of excellence.

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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 inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

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