Prioritizing Well-Being within Your School

Focus Area: Principalship


Pathway: Understanding


Social and emotional support for school leaders, especially post-pandemic, has gained increasing momentum. Negating opportunities to prioritize the well-being of school leaders has a dire impact on staff morale, performance, productivity, and overall organizational health. Proactively prioritizing the personal, social, and emotional needs of principals provides a model of support that can be transferred across the organization to create a more responsive environment for all stakeholders. BL Coaches will use the Communities of Practice (COP) principles to lead principals in discovering and understanding their personal responsibility to prioritize wellness for themselves and staff as critical for optimal performance.


This coaching experience is designed for early (1-3 years) and aspiring principals aiming to strengthen their leadership practice. 


  • Virtual Group Coaching
  • 2-hour monthly Community of Practice(COP) group experience followed by 1:1 coaching sessions
  • Up to 15 participants per cohort
  • Principal Cohorts based on district selection
  • Participants will need a camera, microphone, and a Zoom-enabled device


I can consistently and independently implement the use of wellness strategies in various contexts as needed to maintain my personal, social, and emotional well-being and guide others in doing the same.

Learning Experience


  • Review key findings from a wellness survey for principals
  • Define wellness
  • Explore the 8 dimensions of wellness and  discuss which have been the most significantly impacted by current challenges in leadership


  • Collaborate in pairs to examine Wellness Tips for Leaders
  • Evaluate and discuss specific tips for self and others to personally prioritize and maintain wellness


  • Use the template included in the BL Strategy to draft an email to staff communicating  a commitment to wellness support for self and others 
  • Plan to share completed email template  in the Community Discussion Board as a follow-up to the COP