L.E.A.D. from Day One

By Ryan McHale

Anyone working within the confines of a school can be a leader. It doesn’t matter if you’re a baby-faced, brand new educator fresh out of college or a seasoned veteran who’s only a couple of years away from a well-deserved siesta on a gorgeous beach far from the nearest classroom. YOU can be a teacher leader!
LEAD from Day One is a go-to resource to help educators outline a future plan toward becoming a teacher leader. The purpose of this book is to help you see just how easily you can transform your entire mindset to become the leader your students need you to be. So what are you waiting for? The time is now.

  • It’s time to immerse yourself in learning.

  • It’s time to engage stakeholders.

  • It’s time to avoid common pitfalls of teaching.

  • It’s time to deliver upon the responsibilities of today’s classroom teacher.

Forget about simply surviving the school year. It’s time to believe that you’ll find yourself thriving in the classroom.
You deserve it…
…And so do your students.



Ryan McHale is currently in his 10th year working as an English Language Arts teacher in Milford, Massachusetts.  He is presently working alongside 8th graders in hopes of helping them become academically and socially prepared for the challenges that await them in high school. In addition to fulfilling his role as an anti-bias classroom teacher, Ryan serves as his building’s Curriculum Coordinator, sits on the GLSEN-Massachusetts Board of Directors, and is actively working to earn his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New England.

Ryan’s goal with his book and podcast, Pondering Education, is two-fold. He desires to use his platform to not only help remind us all why we entered into the field of education, but to help pass along best practices from experts all around the country as well.