Episode 2: Lead Like a Pirate
Shelley has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators and Lead Like a Pirate.
Beth is a middle school principal passionate about innovative and transformational leadership to maximize school culture and student and staff learning. Beth is an eMINTS (enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies) trained educator. She is a facilitator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Leadership Academy, providing monthly professional development to state educational leaders through the integration of 21st century learning skills. Beth is also passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out! She is the co-author of Lead Like a Pirate.
In this episode we discuss:
- Why being a LEADER is so important
- Strategies to improve leadership
- Quotes and inspirations from the book
- What Shelley and Beth learned from writing the book
- What their perspectives on education are
- Leadership… The Biggest Issue in Education by Jimmy Casas
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