Prioritizing Health and Well-Being

Prioritizing Health and Well Being

Self-Care as a Leadership Strategy for School Leaders

Published September 2022

This book is focused on the importance of health and wellbeing for the nation’s school superintendents. This book is based on strategies developed in the author’s professional role as superintendent. Each chapter highlights a key self-care strategy and is grounded in the day-to-day work of superintendents. Prioritizing Health and Well-Being explores the importance of health and well-being through both personal and professional perspectives. With the national focus on social and emotional well-being and work and life balance, a discussion focused on the superintendency with simple and practical strategies is offered. This book is written for any aspiring, novice, or veteran superintendent to utilize and gain an appreciation for the importance of their own health and well-being in terms of their overall effectiveness as a leader.

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Brian K. Creasman, EdD is currently superintendent of Fleming County Schools in Kentucky and is the 2020 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year. He is a published author and has served as an assistant superintendent, a high school and middle school principal and assistant principal, and an instructional technologist and classroom teacher.

Foreword by Kerry Robinson
All Call to Action by Dan Domenech
Chapter 1: The Transformative Three
Chapter 2: The Sun Will Rise Tomorrow
Chapter 3: Be Comfortable in Your Skin
Chapter 4: Put Your Oxygen Mask on Before Helping Others
Chapter 5: Use the Chisel
Chapter 6: Value Your Scars
Chapter 7: The Importance of Mondays
Chapter 8: The Rejuvenating Walkabout
Chapter 9: The Healing and Rejuvenating Power of Faith
Chapter 10: Disconnect to Connect More…With Yourself
Chapter 11: Don’t Believe You Must Have All the Answers
Chapter 12: Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself
Chapter 13: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Chapter 14: Discover Your Release
Chapter 15: Listen to What Your Body is Telling You
Chapter 16: Embrace Personal Accountability
Chapter 17: You Are Only the Superintendent, Not Superhuman
Chapter 18: The Missed Art of Happiness
Chapter 19: Never Lose Hope or Abandon Your Dreams
Chapter 20: Exercise and Leadership the Missing Connection
Chapter 21: Prevention, Not a Reaction
Chapter 22: Life After the Superintendency
Afterword by Susan Enfield
About the Author