The Power of Caring for Elementary Schools


The Power of Caring for Elementary Schools (Success Secrets for Principals, Teachers, and Parents) shares part of my story as an elementary principal with the Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio for over 20 years, and it was especially written for principals and teachers that work in our public schools. Your job is tough but not impossible, and I think the positive outcomes shared in the book prove it.

 Many of the tools for success shared in the book are different and may be called “secrets” because so few principals and teachers seem to be aware of them. They are to me, however, tried and proven winners in working with children in the public school system and should no longer be kept a secret. They relate primarily to the power of caring and of communicating that we care and will equip you with a great number of building-wide projects and activities that promote good public relations and a positive school atmosphere. Character education is basic in most of these strategies, and they do not interfere with the concern for separation of church and state that many seem to focus on. (…Elmer Winner, Author)

Comments from a few special people that have read the book…see more reviews at

This book is terrific! In my opinion, it should be required reading for student teachers and suggested reading for all other teachers and administrators. Parents, too? Absolutely. As a character education professional who presents anti-bullying/pro-kindness programs in school throughout the country, I know the importance of exemplifying empathy to children. Empathy is what is missing for many children. Thanks, Mr. Winner, for the power and clarity in your book.  —Stacey Lundgren (author of True Bucket Filling Stories)

THE POWER OF CARING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, by author Elmer Winner, is a dynamic self-help book that should be read by principals, teachers, parents, and anyone else who is interested in the education and welfare of the elementary aged child. Mr. Winner was a principal in an urban school for many years where I was a teacher, and I was fortunate to see many of his successful strategies and theories put into practice. In this easy “quick read” book, children are taught self discipline and responsibility for one’s actions with the encompassing tone of compassion and caring. This would be an outstanding gift for a new teacher, or anyone who needs a few ideas the the classroom. I wish I’d had this book when I started my teaching career! —Deborah Glenn

Mr. Winner, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for writing the book, The Power of Caring for Elementary Schools. I am a teacher of 19 years and enjoyed every aspect of your book. I appreciate you giving specific examples and how you seem to be in tune with how important school culture is especially in this day and time. I am in the process of interviewing for our open School Counselor role and hope I will have the opportunity to encourage my administration to read your book and get on board with helping me incorporate your ideas into our school. I love our school and pray our faculty will accept your methods with an open heart and mind. We have been dealing with a lack of school-wide community and desperately need to come together for everyone’s benefit. Out of curiosity, do you do speaking engagements? I see you are in Ohio, so Alabama may be a bit far? Thanks again for the words of wisdom and renewed hope! Now, I just need to get my hands on a hard copy! After listening to it on Audible on my car ride to and from work every day I can’t wait to actually see your forms.  —Amy Willis

Brief Bio:

Elmer Winner attended God’s Bible School and College, the University of Cincinnati, Loyola University,  and the Ohio State University, earning ThB, BS in Ed., and M.Ed. degrees. He  has served in several capacities in the American educational system, including elementary teacher, principal, and college instructor. This book is a necessary closure to his rewarding career, but more importantly, it is his way of passing the torch on to others who really care for boys and girls.

Book Orders:

Order here online or send your payment to: Elmer Winner, 1215 Dunhurst Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113. (The number of remaining copies are limited. Your purchase will help provide the free ministry items offered on this site.)

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The Power of Caring for Elementary Schools



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