Author: Bill Carozza

Our school was honored last Monday to host Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) as part of her Holiday Cards for Heroes program. Yearly, Annie asks for local elementary school children in…

Read More Take Some Time To Read About ESSA

Summer is a bonus for school administrators. We are given the gift of time to accomplish tasks that simply cannot be completed during the school year commotion. But with adrenaline…

Read More 10 Summer Tips for Principals

     A teacher who has known me for many years, knows that I appreciate my job because of the energy I receive every day from teachers and students. Yes,…

Read More Tough Conversations

It has been a few rough weeks for me, some of the toughest I’ve faced in a while. There’s nothing on paper to explain this. My wife and kids are…

Read More We All Need To Relax

While I love my job, like many of you, the paperwork and to-do list gets a bit heavy at times. I share the credo with cheap viagra many of my…

Read More I Need A Snow Day!

I have been fascinated by Lincoln since middle school when I became interested in his last days and specifically the controversy surrounding his assassination. (Did you know there’s revisionist historians…

Read More Lincoln the Leader

I am by nature, a bit driven. I tend to move fast, talk fast and relaxing has never been a forte. When I begin a staff meeting, record podcasts, or…

Read More Slowing Down

This is the season of new beginnings. Administrators search for novel ways to inspire their staffs and balance exciting initiatives and necessary mandates into a vision that will move a…

Read More 15 Tips for the New Principal

I have to admit it. I am still reeling from the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss. But there is a sports story rising up very quickly from the same city that…

Read More Lessons from Jeremy Lin

I regularly view the world through a lens of leadership. In the sports arena I observe coaches and general managers, evaluating their decisions and styles. In the political world, I…

Read More The Lens of Leadership

I really can’t explain it, but tornados have been following me around for a lifetime. It began with my father in the middle of the famous Worcester Tornado. He happened to…

Read More Revisiting Joplin

As I sat in the Philly airport earlier today waiting for my delayed flight to ASCD’s Leader To Leader Conference I followed the travails of colleague @JasonFlom. He was traveling…

Read More Influence is Better Than Control

I always thought I had a lifetime left. Very soon I turn a half century old and while I could not be more thankful for the blessings in my life,…

Read More The Third Chapter

My colleagues are probably tired of my tired metaphors. I try very hard not to speak in cliche, but often simple one-liners say exactly what I want to say. For…

Read More Jazz vs. Classical

Memories flood back at the most interesting and unpredictable times. Last Sunday I was heading through security at the airport on the way to Washington D.C. for ASCD’s Leadership Institute…

Read More My Mentor, Colleague, and Friend

Occassionally, a gift drops in a Principal’s lap. Last spring I received a call from a parent who had been checking out local playgrounds and with no maliciousness whatsoever, he…

Read More The Gift

I have a natural affinity for anything with knobs, buttons, keys, screens, speakers, and sliders, which began at 13 when I earned my ham radio license. My father, an electrical…

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