Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer discusses her work in addressing the gender gap in education leadership and the importance of supporting rising educational leaders.
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Greg Turchetta, the Senior Chief Communications Officer for the Richland Two School District in South Carolina talks with us about branding, storytelling, and transparency.
Dr. Paul Coakley, the Superintendent of Multnomah ESD, shares his insights on building a personal brand, the importance of leaving a legacy, and much more
Julie Sweetland, a sociolinguist and senior advisor at the FrameWorks Institute shares how leaders and advocates can use strategic framing and communications to have more productive conversations around complex issues.
Generational researcher and keynote speaker Kim Lear shares how you can better understand and communicate across the generations that make up your school community.
Dr. Pete Hannigan, Superintendent of Hawthorn School District 73, and Samantha Cook, Communications Director, discuss generational differences in the workplace, effective communication strategies to engage their community, and the importance of strong school culture.
Andrew McPeak is a millennial speaker and Vice President of Content for Growing Leaders. He talks with us about how educators can better prepare their students for real life.
In this conversation with SchoolCEO, Dr. Sanfelippo discusses how he changed the conversation inside and outside of the schools he led, keys to developing a culture that actively shares the best stories, and how to lead authentically.
Author and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan speaks with SchoolCEO about building strong organizations and cultures through relationships, continuous improvement, managing uncertainty, and more.
Internal communications is critically important to running a successful school district, and it is also an ongoing challenge for many. Debbie Critchfield, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Idaho, shares her experience in school communications and the ins and outs of internal communications.
In this episode of SchoolCEO Conversations, we speak with Scott M. Curran, an expert consultant focused on impact storytelling, social impact, and philanthropy. He shares what impact storytelling is and how it can engage and inspire staff.
Former superintendent Tom Burton shares how leaders can challenge assumptions and think differently to drive change. He discusses the importance of data, dissent, transparency, and authentic relationships in shaping culture.
Michael C. Bush, the CEO of Great Place to Work, presents research and experience that every superintendent can use to shape the culture of their district and schools.
Neal Foard teaches us how to tell a story by example and learn what not to do to make your stories more effective.
In an era of contentious board meetings and board elections, Dr. Melissa Thompson, former superintendent of Swallow School District, shows a smart, common-sense approach to helping school boards succeed with onboarding.
Dale Scott teaches the importance of strategizing, preparing and campaigning for a bond easily can fall to the wayside.
Dr. Howard Fields and Dr. Darryl Diggs Jr. discuss EduOpenings.com, a website to help educators and districts streamline the job search process.
In this conversation, Dr. Carmen Simon explores how to make your school communication and messages more memorable. You will learn how to help your community act on what they have heard from you.
Aurora Meyer shares with SchoolCEO how Columbia Public Schools approaches communications in new and old ways in order to craft meaningful connections.
Named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2010 by TIME magazine, Dr. Deborah Gist has been working to create a new way for school leaders to collaborate with their stakeholders.
LinkedIn is an underutilized platform for many school districts. Dr. Donald Killingbeck has used it to advance Hemlock Public School District’s brand and his own. The result? A stronger digital presence that tells the district story and attracts teachers and garners community support.
Jennifer Hines spent 20 years in the media business before leading communications at Tyler ISD in Texas. Her media expertise and relationship building offers an important lesson for superintendents and communications leaders alike.
Karen Eber discusses the power of storytelling to influence school culture to reach your school community.
William D. Parker, the host of Principal Matters, a popular podcast and blog for principals and other school leaders. Join a conversation about how superintendents and principals can build trust and work together to the benefit of the school community.
Jamie Vollmer, a now enthusiastic defender of public education. His presentations show the power of communities that value, support, and champion their local schools.
Lythcott-Haims dives deep into the hearts and minds of young adults, parents, and school leaders.
Jeffrey Collier and Coty Kuschinsky discuss how Saginaw ISD is using collective authorship to build a stronger brand to better serve their staff and community.
SchoolCEO speaks with those in communications roles in four districts across the country. They explore what others might misunderstand about communication roles.
Jonah Berger discusses how school leaders can increase their influence to the benefit of their schools and communities.
Dr. Jeff Horton, Superintendent of GFW School District in Minnesota, discusses how he and his community moved from worry to hope through courageous conversations and active listening.
Dr. Robert Hunt, Superintendent of Barrington 220 SD in Illinois, talks with us about managing crises, both at a professional and personal level, how to best communicate during difficult times, and how to grow and recover after.
Sherese Nix and Nick Gray discuss how kicking off the academic year and how intentionality in the smallest details can influence how teachers and staff think about your schools.
Jeff Mayo, Dr. Allison Clark, Tyler Hill discuss their solutions that they’ve found and how they’re bringing communications and HR together to start solving recruitment and retention.
Researcher Neel Doshi discusses the importance of culture in motivating people and organizations to reach their potential and explores the concept “Why you work determines how well you work.”
Jenna Rhodes talks about her collaboration with the neuroscience-based teaching program, NeuroTeach Global.
Dr. Philip Lanoue discusses his experience as a lifelong educator and his recent work around school culture and school leadership.
Dr. Johann N. Neem shares insights from his book as well as reflections on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the US Capitol.
Dr. Lupita Hightower shares how she uses the Kids at Hope philosophy to ensure every child is successful. No exceptions!
Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses, shares her own personal experiences and the impact that school nurses have on students and schools.
Dr. Jeremy Owoh shares his thoughts and philosophy on authentic educational equity and how it has shaped his leadership.
Dr. Chris Cipriano shares insights from her research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University.
Danielle Dreilinger shares insights from her recent book The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live.
Dr. Shon Hildreth shares insights from his research on how a local charter school impacts local school districts.
Dr. Andy Crozier shares not only what it was like becoming a superintendent at 28 but also his research on the experience of millennial superintendents.
Jay Midwood shares how Central Falls School District is solving its substitute teaching shortage by creating a pipeline of well-trained educators.
Adam Tyner shares insights from the recent Thomas B. Fordham Institute report on parents and the politics of social-emotional learning.
Dr. Mark Lenihan shares nuanced perspectives from superintendents on arming school staff as part of an emergency management plan.
Dr. Julie Vitale shares how Oceanside Unified School District has become a leader in equity in Southern California.
Dr. Julie Stamm shares her research on youth sports, head impacts, and what we can do to make sports not only safer but more fun for youth of all ages.
Liz Kirby shares her story of coming back home to Cleveland to lead and advocate for students in Cleveland Heights-University Heights as they face mounting pressure from school choice legislation in Ohio.
Dr. Doug Brubaker shares how Texarkana ISD in Texas is thinking about technology with a redefinition mindset.
Dr. Jeff Butts shares how MSD Wayne Township in Indianapolis is advocating for students not just locally but also at the Indiana state house.
Dr. Jill Siler, author of Thrive Through the Five, shares about her recent transition away from the superintendency to her new role with the Texas Association of School Administrators.
Superintendent Glenn Robbins discusses how his school has centered learning on design thinking to build a community where empathy and inclusion go hand-in-hand with sustainable technology.
Lesley Bruinton, APR, defines and highlights the vital role that PR and communications professionals play in schools.
Dr. Avis Williams shares how her district was able to create a robust leadership pipeline while building a culture of joy along the way.
Lisa Elliott shares how she has reshaped professional learning using adult learning theory.
Dr. Roger Catania shares why schools should be more selective in purchasing practices in order to promote a stronger local economy.
Mike Nelson of the Washington Association of School Administrators shares how he and other educators are sharing 31 Days of Hope with each other.
Jon Laffoon shares how he is leading with love to help the district become the premier STEM district in the state.
Dr. Victor Simon shares his prerequisites for effective leadership.
Derek W. Black shares how the recent politicization of school boards fits within the historic American commitment to public education.
Dr. Bob Baldwin shares how his district has iterated a leadership pipeline to transform student achievement.
Drs. Frank Davidson and Howard Carlson, retired superintendents and current professors of educational leadership talk about how to set up the new superintendent for success.
Dr. Rocky Killion shares how his district is using the 5 Cs of leadership to rise above the mark.
Dr. Allyn Roche shares how he is building morale and focusing on employee SEL at Upper Perkiomen School District.
Dr. Jamie Piraino shares how he and his team are building leaders and the economy in Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Michael Hinojosa shares how Dallas ISD is reshaping its role in the community to support families years before their students ever reach the classroom.
Dr. Teresa Hill shares how in order to end the achievement gap, schools must first end the failure as a default mentality.
Dave Deskins shares how views on career and technical education have evolved and how Greene County Career Center in Ohio is meeting the 21st-century employment needs in the area.
Dr. David Vroonland shares how his district is decoupling from standardization and selling out to purpose over strategy.
Retired superintendent Dr. Steve Webb discusses how Washington’s Vancouver Public Schools serves every student’s needs—academically and beyond—through Family-Community Resource Centers.
Dr. Tammy Campbell shares how her district has threaded racial equity throughout their culture.
Dr. Paul O'Malley shares how his district was able to expand COVID-19 testing in order to keep students and staff in the building for most of the 2020-21 school year.
Dr. Carol Birks shares her experiences starting as superintendent at her district during the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Kevin McCahill shares how he is the CEO—Chief Enthusiasm Officer—of New York's Nanuet Union Free School District.
Dr. Chris Meyrick shares how he is building a culture of social-emotional learning in a small New Jersey district.
Dr. Francisco Escobedo shares how his district is bringing innovation into the homes of students through Innovation LIVE!
Ken Gutman shares how his district passed several bonds, including what was the second-largest in state history.
Dr. Joe Ricca shares how he builds buy-in before a crisis and how schools can contribute to the common good.
Dr. Lupita Hightower shares stories and experiences from the first cohort of AASA's Aspiring Superintendents Academy for Latino and Latina Leaders.
Dr. Jason Andrews shares how his experience as a school board member when he was a teenager shaped his understanding of effective district leadership.
Dr. Calvin Watts shares his personal approach to equity and inclusion in one of the nation’s most diverse school systems.
Lori Gonzalez shares how she's "boots on the ground" at her district with fewer than 200 students.
Dr. Nisha Patel shares how her district is building collective efficacy and amplifying voices through the #FoxC6Strong Voices Podcast.
Tim Doak shares how he's building business connections to strengthen the two districts he serves.
Dr. Kelli Joseph shares how her district was able to grow, improve test scores, and increase teacher pay in the midst of a budget crisis.
Dr. Carol Kelley shares how her district is building equity for all of its learners and creating a more anti-racist culture.
Matt Baker shares how he's marketing rural schools and growing student enrollment at his district.
Dr. Ehren Jarrett shares how Illinois' Rockford Public Schools is developing a pipeline of twenty new teachers a year.
Sparked by participating in a TED speaking event, Dr. David Miyashiro shares how he's bringing TED into the curriculum of California's Cajon Valley USD.
Jeffrey Collier shares how he builds a "communications buffet" to enhance district communications.
Superintendent Hollis Milton shares how he's wrestled with his decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic—even while battling the virus from a hospital bed in March.
Dr. Baron Davis shares how he and his team are building equity through his Premier 100 Initiative to recruit and retain 100 men of color.
Superintendent Matthew Miller shares how students are becoming entrepreneurs and starting businesses—all while working towards graduation.
Dr. Lora de la Cruz explains how her school is rethinking the role of the traditional school counselor in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dr. Susan Enfield of Highline Public Schools shares with SchoolCEO how the Highline Promise is reshaping everything in the district from discipline to culture.