Summer Goals

Topics: Afterschool/Summer Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Learning

For principals, Summer is an opportunity for growth, reflection, and crucially: rest. We sit down with Minnesota principal Jessica Cabeen to talk about how principals can ensure they strike the right balance between taking care of yourself personally and professionally over the Summer. In this episode, we discuss:

  • Managing Summer goals
  • Professional vs. personal goals
  • Feeling deflated
  • Grounding yourself amongst the pivots and stress
  • Tips to recharge

Jessica Cabeen is principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. She is a regular contributor to outlets such as Edutopia, SavED by Grace, and Principal magazine. As a fellow at NAESP’s Center for Middle-Level Leadership, she will be speaking at NAESP’s Pre-K–8 Principals Conference this July in Chicago.