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68 Sarah Thornton Balarin, EdD About the Author Dr. Sarah Balarin serves as a middle school principal in Coppell ISD. Other previous positions held include teacher, assistant principal and dean of students. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Anthropology from Texas State University San Marcos, a Master’s of Education Administration from University of Texas Arlington, and a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership K-12 from Dallas Baptist University. She can be reached at References Ballek, K., O’Rourke, A., Provenzano, J., & Bellamy, T. (2005). Keys in cultivating principals and teacher leaders. National Staff Development Council Journal, 26(2), 42-49. Bradberry, T., & Greaves, J. (2009). Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Talent Smart. Day, C., & Leithwood, K. (Eds.). (2007). Successful school principalship in times of change: An international perspective. Springer. Edwards, B., & Hinueber, J. (2015). Why teachers make good learning leaders. Journal of Staff Development, 36(5), 26-29. Gabriel, J. (2005). How to thrive as a teacher leader. ASCD. Johnson, R. B., & Christensen, L. (2017). Educational research quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches (6th ed.). Sage. Knight, J. (2007). Instructional coaching: A partnership approach to improving instruction. Corwin Press. Norman, L. D. (2019). School culture: A correlational study of school culture and student achievement of central Mississippi (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Global. (UMI No. 13905803). Patterson, K. (2002). Crucial conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high. McGraw-Hill. Poglinco, S. M., & Bach, A. J. (2004). The heart of the matter: Coaching as a vehicle for professional development. Phi Delta Kappan, 85(5), 398-400. doi:10.1177/003172170408500514 Rath, T., & Conchie, B. (2008). Strengths based leadership: Great leaders, teams, and why people follow. Gallup Press. Searby, L., & Shaddix, L. (2008). Growing teacher leaders in a culture of excellence. Professional Educator, 32(1). Texas Association of School Administrators. (2008). Creating a new vision for public education in Texas. Author. Valdez, M., & Broin, A. (2015). Untapped: Transforming teacher leadership to help students succeed. New Leaders, 1-32. untapped/