In 2016, Susan published Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality, through Gryphon House.
A positive, strengths-based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs. Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership lays out strategies designed to support program leaders in finding new ways to reduce the levels of stress on themselves and their staff, and move into a unified, engaging system for leading with passion, intention, and purpose.
Grounded in current research, the book incorporates decades-old best practices, making the strategies appropriate for leaders of all backgrounds. The book addresses common dilemmas:
- How do I motivate and inspire teachers?
- How can I be the most effective in observing and giving nonjudgmental feedback?
- How can I be more confident in my role as a leader?
- How can I manage my time more effectively?
Author Susan MacDonald’s goal is to take leaders past their challenges with a vision of new possibilities so they can ensure a high-quality learning environments, fueled by positive, engaging energy.
Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership has won the AAP Revere Awards Winner (Classroom: Professional Resources-School Climate).