The Coach Approach, to be published by ASCD. Co-authored with Shira Leibowitz and Kathy Perret.

Book Cover


Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader,  2015 Corwin Press.

Breaking Out of Isolation Cover


A Coach for Every Teacher, ASCD Education Update, March 2018, Volume 60

Blog posts at: 

Getting into Classrooms with a Coach Approach, EdWeek: Finding Common Ground, July, 2017

6 Ways for Principals to Use Their Voice, Corwin Connect blog, June, 2016

Being a Connected Educator: Better Than a Top 5, Corwin Connect blog, October, 2015

AWSA Update Bulletin, Learner, Coach, Leader: Differentiating Our Role as a Teacher Evaluator, October, 2014

NAESP Communicator, Lead Like a Pirate, March, 2014

EdSurge, You Know You’re a Connected Educator When…, September, 2013

NAESP, Starting the Year with a 1:1 Initiative, September 2013

ASCD Express, Building a Professional Learning Network to Save You From Admin Island, January, 2013

AWSA Update Bulletin, Using Twitter for 24/7 Professional Development, 2012

NAESP Principal, At the Center of the Common Core, Sept/Oct, 2012

NAESP Mentor Center Principal, Communicator 2009-2010

Scholastic Administr@tor Magazine, SMART Goals, August, 2011

Connected Principals, Contributor

TeacherCast Blog, Contributor


Mentions in other press:

Albert’s Index: Top Blogs in Education

NAESP Releases Competencies for Effective PreK-3 Principal Leadership

Class of 2014 National Distinguished Principals

EduLeadership, The Surprising Truth About What Matters Most

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  1. Betty Reynolds

    Dear Jessica,
    I am truly enjoying your blog. I have a problem and I hope you might be able to help me. I am the principal of a private K-8 school. One of our teachers has a child in the same school but not in her class. The child struggles with self-discipline and motivation, although he is capable of behaving appropriately, completing assignments, etc. The problem is that when his teacher disciplines him, the other teacher, his mother, is often not supportive and at times, has undermined the teacher. This behavior has created a negative environment at their grade level.

    I am aware of what’s going on, but neither party has done anything concretely that I can take and confront her on. It’s very nebulous!

    Do you have any words of wisdom for me?

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