Hi There!

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to my WHY behind creating the Caring Leader Box. As an Assistant Principal, I know all too well the pressures of running a school. Between supporting staff, working with parents and students, and developing myself as a professional, keeping up with my own self-care can often be challenging. 

When I first became an AP, I easily went from working out in the gym sometimes twice a day, to paying the $10 fee just to freeze my membership. 5 years later, you know what? I have not seen the inside of a gym other than a handful of times. My membership is still frozen. Hindsight is 20/20 and I wish I never lost that piece of my identity. 

Recently, as we have navigated leadership through a pandemic, I have been on a quest to support educational  leaders through declining mental health and the frequent questioning if this is what we should be doing. I wanted to get something out there, in the hands of leaders who need to think back on who they are as individuals, not just their position.

I believe that, together, we can help one another get back to what brings us JOY outside of the building.