PMP302: Ideas for Principal Reboot Over Break

In this episode, Jen Schwanke and I discuss ways that principals can reflect over summer break. We begin with the questions: What makes you anxious? Is your anxiety about the coming school year because of lack of knowledge? If so, breaks are important times to dig deeper into some of the areas you may not have time to develop when students are present.

In Jen’s book, The Principal Reboot: 8 Ways to Revitalize Your School Leadership, she explores a long list of areas where principals can refocus areas for ongoing growth. 

This week we discuss areas such as:

  • Special Education Updates
  • Technology Integration
  • Updates to policies and handbooks
  • Meals with teams to explore ideas
  • Reconfiguring leadership teams
  • Reconnecting with parents
  • Budgeting 

We also remind leaders to take time for yourself over the summer! 

Now It’s Your Turn

What ideas would you add to this list for principals to consider over break! Let us know your ideas or questions by emailing me at

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William D. Parker
William D. Parker