Book Details

The Call to Leadership, the Pinnacle of Achievement

When Jo Ann Pierce began her career in education, immersion in the classroom experience seemed like enough of a challenge—balancing the demands of family life as a wife and mother with the steep learning curve of mentoring and nurturing students was as much as she thought she could handle. But as she learned to trust her goat-like sense of balance on uneven terrain, she realized she could see a summit above her, and that it was within reach. Could she trust that God had a special plan to help her discover her gifts of leadership? Bit by bit, her vision emerged; this powerful memoir shares her upward climb as a “wannabe” principal, with successes and failures, personal notes and memories. Deeply personal yet universal not only to teachers and principals, but all leaders, this book illuminates the heart of Dr. Pierce’s quest to find her best self, for the service and benefit of others. Let her inspire you to recognize the mountain of love in your own life—and take courage from her journey to climb upward to your pinnacle.

 

About the Author

Dr. Jo Ann Pierce

Dr. Jo Ann Pierce describes herself as an educational mountain climber. She was a finalist for Oklahoma’s Teacher of the Year in 1990, one of three Distinguished Principals in Oklahoma in 2006, and a faculty consultant for the HOPE Foundation in Bloomington, IN. In 2009, she opened ASPIRE HIGHER Educational and Leadership Consulting, LLC, contracting with businesses and school districts. Whether in an administrative leadership role or helping districts across the country, Dr. Pierce is committed to interactive learning that motivates students, teachers, administrators, and leaders of all organizations to be their best.