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Hi, I’m Chanie

I transform overworked Directors & Owners into School Leaders who can Build and Sustain Cultures of Excellence.

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 Master’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

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Your About to Walk into a Difficult Conversation and you wish you knew the right words to say, and how to respond during critical moments, so you can create the impact you want.

Download our most used scripts that highlight conversations with Parents, Teachers, and Admin

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

I’ll give you the systems and frameworks that you can plug into your school and make it excellent!

The Transformation of Leaders

Who Have Built a School of Excellence

Schools of Excellence
January 9, 2023

The Difference Between an Opportunity and a Distraction

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January 2, 2023

Manuals to Modules with Beth Cannon

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December 19, 2022

How to Raise Capital Funding with Scott Wayman from Kangarootime

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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 specifically designed for early childhood school leaders who are committed to building schools of excellence.

Owners Only HQ

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

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Rapid transformation through personalized help. Be prepared for any situation that arises and get feedback from Chanie with actionable steps.

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Senior staff coaching and development training that focuses on leadership gaps, mindset enhancement, and the 3 pillars of a school of excellence.

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