School Leaders:
We need you to stay “In The Arena” and thrive!

School Leaders:
We need you to stay “In The Arena” and thrive!

I Coach Bold, Adventurous School Leaders

I believe it’s critically urgent for the future of our society – and for our children – that we exponentially raise our expectations for what’s possible for schools, and for the adults that lead them.

I’m Aimee Giles, an accidental educator.

I serve school leaders “in the arena.”

Being “in the arena” brings joy and terror, success and failure, and ultimately the deeply satisfying feeling of being part of something much bigger than yourself, “a worthy cause.”

I know. I’ve stood “in the arena” many times. Throughout my career I’ve “dared greatly” by taking risks to create something new, lead something new, or reimagine what’s possible for the future of schools and learning.

I can help you stay “in the arena” and thrive.

In The Arena

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

From “Citizenship in a Republic,” a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the United States, at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910