Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff

Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff

Are You a Treasure Seeker?

Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE Leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference.

In Lead Like a PIRATE, education leaders Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf map out the character traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure that's already in your classrooms and schools--and how to bring out the very best in your educators.

What does it take to be a PIRATE Leader?

Passion--both professional and personal

A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work

Good Rapport with your staff, students and community

The courage to Ask questions and Analyze what is and isn't working

The determination to seek positive Transformation

And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education

The ultimate goal for any education leader is to create schools and districts where students and staff are knocking down the doors to get in rather than out. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff, parents, and communities.

Are you ready to set sail?

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  • Leah

    #7 of 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge: a book by two female authors.This was given a 4 because of the gimmick/marketing nature of the "PIRATE" series. Also- I was digesting this book for almost a year...

  • Traci

    Pop Sugar Challenge 2019: book by two authors Just like Teach Like a Pirate, this book is full of ideas and reminders for how to be your best self as a leader in education. A lot of good reminders and...

  • Jessica Cabeen

    Incredible read for all educators. I loved the wisdom around building relationships, establishing high expectations and leading through all aspects of education the Shelley and Beth shared. Will be a ...

  • Jeanna

    Great book when you feel overwhelmed as a teacher at any capacity. Had to read for an initiative I’m involved with but I found some of the strategies meaningful and pertinent to everyday life as a t...

  • Shanna

    This book is geared toward school principals, but a few of the ideas are applicable to those in other leadership roles. The advice seemed pretty basic and not innovative or ground-breaking. I didn’t...

  • Brian McCann

    How many books do you want to yell YES at upon the end of each chapter? LEAD LIKE A PIRATE doesn't just motivate: it inspires you in multiple arenas to be a better school leader. In particular, the le...

  • Ashley Couture

    I always enjoy reading professional development books that come from the PIRATE family. This book is directed to those in leadership positions; primarily administrators. However, there is a lot of goo...

  • Melissa

    For some people, the themed/branded version of books connects them with a topic, and I'm glad that works for them. For me, this book was like attending a Tony Robbins sessions which, again, may work f...

  • Rich Petroske

    Great book that will have you rethinking your role as a school leader. This book opened my eyes and provided me the opportunity to refine my views as to the role of a school leader. It took me so long...

  • Terry

    This professional development book on school leadership was recommended by a colleague. It was a quick and easy read with many good ideas. However, being an experienced administrator (13 years), this ...