About Lead Your School

Lead Your School was established in 2006 by education icons, E. Don Brown, Robert ‘Bob’ Brezina, and Sean Cain. LYS is recognized for its expertise and innovative school improvement solutions. 

Solutions for the Real World

Proactive Training for School Leaders and Teachers

Upcoming Conference Presentations

Services & Tools


The Books

The demands of the classroom have changed dramatically. Teachers need to know what works best and how to do it now. The Fundamental 5 Revisited: Exceptional Instruction In Every Setting, is the resource that every teacher needs to create an environment of exceptional learning and meet the external demands placed on schools. The expert use of The Fundamental 5 allows a teacher to increase student effort, thinking, and retention, while building productive and lasting relationships with students.

Opportunity Coaching: How to Coach Teachers on the Fly

Guides instructional leaders through a straightforward, easy-to-comprehend process that will transform them into credible and influential Opportunity Coaches. Implemented correctly, consistent Opportunity Coaching significantly enhances the effectiveness of teachers and amplifies the performance of the students they teach.

Little Things Matter: Management Lessons From Exceptional School Leaders

identifies the threads, patterns, and practices that separate the exceptional school leader from their less effective peers. Cain and Laird share the knowledge and insights gleaned from observing, studying, and collaborating with exceptional school leaders from across the country. Focus on the little thing and make the big things possible.

Noteworthy Note Making: A Practical Critical Writing Solution For Every Classroom

This is your step-by-step plan for implementing meaningful note making in any classroom. Note making, a Fundamental 5 aligned practice, improves student thinking and retention. For noteworthy student performance, add a dash of Noteworthy Note Making.

Stealth SEL: Healthy Social Emotional Learning Through Enhanced Pedagogy

The emotionally healthy and academically successful classroom is driven by integrated, purposeful teacher practice. No effort is wasted because there is no time to waste.  Stealth SEL: Healthy Social Emotional Learning Through Enhanced Pedagogy, provides every teacher an actionable plan to better meet the emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of their students.