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Reviews

“Andrew Marotta’s The Principal: Surviving & Thriving increases my belief in education and provides a solid foundation in ethical and intentional decision-making for the community of stakeholders within and outside our schools.”
– Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Assessment & Strategic Partnerships, Rider University, School of Education

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“Andrew Marotta is a superstar in the world of education because he’s mastered the three E’s: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Energy. The Principal: Surviving & Thriving should be required reading for every school administrator in America. Fabulous book!!” – Rob Gilbert, Ph.D., Professor at Montclair State University

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“… compilation of tips and anecdotes accurately reflects the persona of not only an exemplary school administrator, but also of a passionate, pragmatic, unpretentious, and sincere human being who always has a wink in his eye and a smile for everyone.”
– John P. Xanthis, Superintendent, Valley Central School District

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“As one reads through these thoughtful tips and anecdotes, it is clear that it will aid the reader not only in becoming a great Principal but more importantly an overall decent person… perhaps if your own high school Principal had applied some of these helpful ideas, that maybe you might have been a stronger student.”
– F. Celis, DO FACC, Cardiologist

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“This book is a must-have for any aspiring school administrator. It is a “Principal’s GPS” to help them navigate the twisting and turning road of building leadership.” – Thomas Bongiovi, Former Superintendent, Port Jervis City School District

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“… a clear, sensible approach to school leadership. From the novice administrator to the seasoned #principal, this book is filled with honest, down to earth, clear-cut advice and tips that will benefit anyone in educational administration. After close to two decades as an educator, I highly recommend this book to improve upon one’s leadership skills.”
– Rebecca Fedorick, Educator

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“When I think of passion, enthusiasm and optimism, I think of Andrew Marotta! He is one of America’s best speakers when it comes to motivating and inspiring an audience.” – John Bell, PhD.Ed., Delaware Valley School District, Milford, PA

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“Passionate. Committed. Engaging. This is Andrew Marotta. A high energy professional who is willing to go the extra mile… I have been witness for over 20 years to the positive impact Andrew makes in people’s lives. He is an engaged educator and a passionate leader…” – Kevin Spainhour, Principal, West Stokes High School, King, NC

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“Mentor, colleague, friend, principal extraordinaire, and now author, Andrew Marotta. Some would say that’s Alotta Marotta!… Andrew does a remarkable job sharing tips, advice, and on the job training… things not necessarily taught in ‘principal school’. Read them, practice them, live them, make them your own, and you too could be the next great principal making a difference in the lives of your students, staff, and community.”
– Heidi Nyland, Assistant Principal, PJHS; 2014 NYS Assistant Principal of the Year

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“… motivating… tips to help any… principal, teacher, or executive who is trying to better themself professionally… a joy to read… adaptable & personal. Mr. Marotta makes you feel warm, welcomed, & eager to learn. I’ve already begun to use these tips in my classroom… A one of a kind masterpiece.” – Andrew Maira, JFK Educational Complex

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”… a highly rational and helpful guide, not just for school principals, but for anyone in a large organization confronted with leadership challenges. It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that” books, that breezily and sanely reminds us that the common sense approach is always the right path.” – John G. Miller, PitchPerfect Consulting

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“Andrew has a passion for working with our students and staff… employ these strategies to effectively and successfully navigate many circumstances… a difficult situation or a high profile happening… and these tips can you help perform at your best when the spotlight is on.” – Jared Kahmar, Principal, Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School, Cuddebackville, NY

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“Principal Andrew Marotta can be compared to an architect. The design and climate of our building reflects the ideals & goals… of our school community… Principal Andrew encourages communication, creativity, and confidence of our both #teachers and our #students.” – Ilene Valentin, Special Education Teacher

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“A must read for aspiring #principals. This book should be required reading for graduate and certificate programs… an evocation of the life of a principal, and also an enjoyable, entertaining read. Andrew’s authentic leadership comes through as he explains the most complicated relationships in simple terms. As a first year assistant principal, I couldn’t have a better mentor. I have implemented his proven methods into my daily routine.”
– Thomas Rickard, Assistant Principal, Port Jervis High School

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“A must read for all those teachers who want to become administrators… someone once said about teachers, ‘don’t ever forget what it was like to be a student’… More importantly for principals, that same person said, ‘don’t ever forget what it was like to be a teacher’” – Tony DiMarco, Principal

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“Absolutely, a great read… key elements of the principalship that you just can’t get without experience… Valuable nuances that will help you build that collaborative, dynamic, accountable culture that makes a difference and allows schools to sustain their successes.” – Penny Ciaburri, CEO, PLC Associates, Inc. a national consultancy who has worked in over 450 schools.

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“This book will be a great resource for teacher leaders, new principals, and veteran principals… a practical application of the profession.” – Dr. Deana Stevenson, CEO & Co-Founder of DocDeana Enterprises

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