Meet the Principal

My Journey Beyond the Curriculum

Non-Fiction - Memoir
300 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2020
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Author Biography

Jane Blomstrand has over 30 years of experience in education as a teacher of the year, literacy specialist, school principal, and director of a teacher-credentialing program.

Her book “Meet the Principal: My Journey Beyond the Curriculum,” started out as a response to her grandkids question “What DOES a Principal Do All Day?” It quickly developed into a book of stories about the intriguing challenges a school leader faces and the many relationships a principal forms with students, staff and parents on the way to achieving a winning team and student success.

Principals, teachers and parents would enjoy and relate to the variety of stories included about what goes on inside the walls of a school.

Jane lives with her husband in Northern California and currently coaches new school administrators.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Meet the Principal: My Journey Beyond the Curriculum by Jane Blomstrand is a wonderful book that gives glimpses into the lives of principals and speaks about her experiences with students, parents, and teachers attempting to create a winning educational environment. Her experiences and stories while being a principal will be of great interest to all those who want to become school administrators. The stories are funny, sad, touching, and tell readers what happens at a school beyond its curriculum. The book has love and passion, and apart from being informative and educational, is also an eyeopener to understanding the challenges faced by a principal.

Jane Blomstrand's stories and experiences give good insights into the life of a principal and what happens in an educational environment. She is honest and open about her experiences and her caring approach to children and her co-workers reveals her genuine interest in the welfare of her students. Reading the book is also a good way to understand the behind-the-scenes activities of a principal and to realize how difficult it is at times for them to rise above the challenges and make sure they have people with the right type of skills to do the job. Meet the Principal is a good book for all teachers and those dealing with school administration as the author shows the connection between the students and their families, teachers, and the curriculum in an engaging light. Reading this book is also a good way to understand the impact of a leader on the school and the people within that educational environment.