EL's Quotes:
Leadership is About Service….If You Don’t Serve, You Can’t Lead.
A Vision Without a Plan is a Hallucination.
Every Child Deserves Someone to Be Crazy About Them.
Stop Praying for a Lighter Load, and Start Praying for a Stronger Back.

Every Child Deserves Someone to be Crazy About Them!

Welcome to Principal EL’s website where you will learn about his belief that every child can succeed and achieve their dreams! This shapes his life-long commitment to supporting the teachers, principals, school staff and parents that work with students every day. For nearly 30 years, Principal EL has taken on this challenge with the absolute belief that every child can and will learn, as long as adults in their world care enough not to give up!

Principal EL visits an African Girls School
Principal EL visits schools in Africa
Salome Thomas-EL is an award-winning teacher and principal, and internationally recognized speaker and educator. Principal EL believes that resilient leaders make courageous decisions, take risks, and challenge the status quo. They are able to bounce back from adversity to become innovative and transformational to ensure all teachers and students achieve their dreams, no matter the odds. Transformational leaders shift mindsets and inspire others to effect change. In his thought-provoking presentations, Principal EL shares how we can change school cultures and foster a positive school climate so teachers and leaders can focus on the protective processes that build resilience in all of our students.

Principal EL is currently a K-8 school leader in Wilmington, Delaware and speaks to groups around the world. He has addressed over 100,000 teachers, administrators, school staff, board members, parents, students and community members in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Trinidad, England, Jamaica, and The Virgin Islands. Principal EL is the author of two best-selling books and frequently appears on The Dr. Oz show, C-SPAN, CNN, and NPR radio. He was honored as an “Inspiring American Icon” in Reader’s Digest Magazine and appeared on the Oprah Radio Network.

Every Child Deserves Someone to be Crazy About Them

Principal EL with Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz and Principal EL are on a mission to educate America about the importance of living healthy inside and out. 

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