Thomas R. Hoerr

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Thomas R. Hoerr, PhD retired after leading the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri for 34 years and is now the Emeritus Head of School. He is currently a Scholar In Residence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and teaches in the Educational Leadership program, preparing prospective principals. He also led the ISACS New Heads Network and founded the Non-Profit Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Hoerr has written five books, and his newest, Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff, was published in December of 2019. He has written more than 150 articles, including “The Principal Connection” column in Educational Leadership Magazine from 2004 to 2017.

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LATEST BOOK

Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide

Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide shows how school culture can be a tool to implement The Formative Five success skills. Hoerr offers ideas and strategies from scores of teachers and principals and his visits to schools to show how curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment can be framed to prepare students for success in life. Chapters devoted to the components of culture (vision/mission/values, practices, people, narrative, and place) are rich with examples of how to implement SEL.

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PRAISE FOR TOM

"Tom is such wise and personable presenter. I valued his honesty when he shared not only his successes but those times when he made mistakes, or reflected openly how he could have handled something differently, and was open enough to share these with us. This is such an important value in any leader and the way he shared his reflections showing this humility."

Maree Bathurst, Principal, Albany Primary, Auckland, New Zealand

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How well we prioritize is a key to success.

What's Important?

Published in Educational Leadership® Magazine, The Principal Connection

There are many ways to be smart.

Multiple Ways to Learn

Published in Educational Leadership® Magazine, The Principal Connection

What’s the message from the halls and walls?

The Schoolhouse at Midnight

Published in Educational Leadership® Magazine, The Principal Connection

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