Cassandra Washington, Author at The Educators Room

About Cassandra Washington

Cassandra Washington is a semi-retired principal. She has 30 years of experience as a public school educator. Currently, she works as an Instructional Coach for a not-for-profit organization and a consultant for an educational publisher. Also, Cassandra publishes a blog,, and speaks at national conferences about teacher wellness.

Principals are Hanging on by a Thread

Principals and assistant principals are hanging by a thread. A thread that keeps getting pulled and pulled until it eventually snaps.  Not many people ask the school administrators, "How are you?" Many will tell you they are not doing well mentally or emotionally. The toll of trying to navigate the continually changing world during COVID19 [...]

Principals, Here’s What You Need to Do If You’re Being Forced to Reopen Your School Building

Reopening Schools during COVID19 COVID19 continues to change what was once healthy and safe. Infection numbers continue to grow along with the hope for a vaccine. Meanwhile, the question of the day is should we reopen schools despite the statistics. Some say yes, and others say no to reopening. Then you hear barking orders, "Open [...]

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Lead Racism Out of Your School

Racism is like water. When racism finds a way in, it seeps into every opening it can find. Does racism exist in your school? If you said no, then dig deeper because you're probably missing something. If you answered yes, what are you doing to lead racism out of your school? Racism in schools is [...]

I Saved Myself: Five Reasons Why Principals Leave Their Schools

Becoming a principal was a goal and dream of mine. I started as a classroom teacher, and a few years later, I returned to graduate school to receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership. Afterward, a principal job was a few years away, but I quickly found an assistant principal position. It was [...]

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