The Principal: Surviving and Thriving Series
Join Andrew Marotta, a currently practicing principal and host of the Education Leadership and Beyond Podcast, as he relates his ideas, strategies, and experience on the front lines. This five-part series, designed with principals at all levels in mind, features tips, advice, and on the job training…those things they don’t teach you in principal school. Andrew invites you to practice them, live them, and make them your own.

Andrew Marotta is an energetic and enthusiastic school leader who has put his positive imprint on his beloved school, Port Jervis HS, in Port Jervis, NY.  With the release of his first book, THE PRINCIPAL: Surviving & Thriving. 125 Points of Wisdom, Practical Tips, and Relatable Stories for all School Principals, Andrew is looking to expand his impact to others. He has been the leader at Port Jervis for thirteen years serving as Assistant Principal for seven years and now Principal for the last six. Andrew has led the transformation of PJHS helping raise the graduation rate from the low 60 percent to the mid to upper 80 percent. There is a positive change of mindset among staff and students directly related to Mr. Marotta’s leadership in and around the school. 

Session 1: October 21, 2021
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

(Session 2) Support, Support, Support: December 2, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET 
How to best lead and support yourself, your team, and your future through these hard times.
Leaders will:
   • Brainstorm & share ideas on support in these three areas
   • Learn specific, easy to implement strategies of support
   • Put self-care into action by supporting ourselves and our futures in our school

(Session 3): January 27, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Building Amazing Partnerships: Leading Through Effective and Intentional Communication
Leaders will:
   • Breakdown the one on one conversation
   • Learn strategies to own the room in the large assembly setting
   • Add simple techniques to ‘tip’ communication to create positive, long lasting relationships with stakeholders

(Session 4) The Uncommon Scenarios: March 3, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
We as school leaders face so many situations in school and beyond. People, problems, and “this needs your attention now” come at us constantly, and sometimes we wonder: What should I do? Whether you are a beginner or veteran, come share in this session where Andrew will present a number of different, challenging scenarios, present the question to a participant:  What would you do? Then, he along with the group will debrief. No judging, just sharing, learning, growing, and certainly laughing! This will be a fun, surprising, and powerful learning experience.

(Session 5) Successful vs. Significant: April 28, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
In this final session, Andrew will turn it over to the leaders for conversation, reflection, and discussion:
   • Greatest take-a-ways from the first sessions
   • Q&A
   • Networking by connecting the participants
   • Give-a-ways
   • A final sharing of the concept: Successful vs. Significant
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(Virtual Sessions)

Individual Cost:
Members: $69
Non-Members: $129

Full Principal Series Cost:
Member: $249
Non-Members: $399

Cancellation Policy:
Written cancellation requests received before October 19, 2021, will receive a refund minus a $39 cancellation fee. Written cancellation requests received on or after October 19, 2021, will not receive a refund. Written cancellation requests must be sent to