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Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast

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Leader of Learning: Featuring Dan Kreiness
Jan 11 • 27 min
In our role as a leader is working hard the most important trait to be successful? This week’s guest, Dan Kreiness, shares how he went through a tough experience as an administrator to learn his greatest lesson, which went much further than just working…
On Fire to Influence: Featuring CJ Reynolds
Jan 5 • 43 min
This week’s guest, CJ Reynolds, shares how he uses unorthodox relationship building strategies and his YouTube channel to impact his students, community and educators around the world. #AspireLead In this Episode, we discuss: Strategies to build…
Bonus Episode: Featuring Jeff Gargas and Joshua Stamper
Jan 4 • 10 min
THE TEACH BETTER ANNOUNCEMENT!In this BONUS episode, Jeff Gargas and I discuss the Teach Better Speaking Network, future Teach Better projects, the upcoming conference and the Aspire Podcast. You can find this video interview on Facebook at…
The Trauma Informed Transformation: Featuring Allyson Apsey
Dec 29, 2019 • 27 min
For anyone who has heard me present or speak as a guest on another podcast, you have heard that I’m extremely passionate about trauma informed and restorative practices. My wife and I have been foster parents for over 6 years and we had the amazing…
Bonus Episode: Featuring Alex Oris and Mark Losey
Dec 28, 2019 • 11 min
ON SITE AT THE TEACH BETTER CONFERENCE!This is the last installment of the teach better conference Bonus episodes! I hope you have enjoyed these quick episodes filled with various educational leaders. In this episode, my guests are the Alex Oris and Mark…
Educational Eye Exam: Featuring Alicia Ray
Dec 21, 2019 • 43 min
When you hear the term Librarian, do you think of a person who strictly works with books or of someone who is leading the charge for innovation? This week’s guest, Alicia Ray, shares how she broke the mold of the traditional Library space, amplified her…
Bonus Episode: Featuring Kevin Butler, Suzanne Dailey and Nick Sutton
Dec 14, 2019 • 19 min
ON SITE AT THE TEACH BETTER CONFERENCE! This is the fifth installment of the teach better conference Bonus episodes! In this episode, my guests are the talented Kevin Butler, Suzanne Dailey and Nick Sutton as we discuss work life satisfaction, mentorship…
Connecting Educators Globally: Featuring Sarah Thomas
Dec 8, 2019 • 22 min
Have you ever identified and solved a problem, only to find your solution grow into something you did not expect? This week’s guest, Sarah Thomas, explains how she found a growing need to connect other educators on social media and how her solution grew…
Bonus Episode: Featuring Don Epps, Michael Earnshaw, Becky Schnekser, Phil Strunk
Dec 7, 2019 • 25 min
ON SITE AT THE TEACH BETTER CONFERENCE!Welcome to the fourth installment of the teach better conference Bonus episodes! In this episode, my guests are Don Epps, Michael Earnshaw, Becky Schnekser, and Phil Strunk as we discuss how to share the positive…
The Mastery Learning Experience: Featuring Tiffany Ott
Dec 1, 2019 • 46 min
Does our educational system represent the world we live in? This week’s guest, Tiffany Ott, explains how she has transformed her classroom to prepare her students using mastery Learning, self paced curriculum, and standards based grading. I’m excited to…
Bonus Episode: Featuring Jake Miller, Janelle McLaughlin, Hans Appel and Crystal Parker
Nov 28, 2019 • 23 min
ON SITE AT THE TEACH BETTER CONFERENCE! Tweet This (https://twitter.com/share?text=+-+&via=Joshua__Stamper&related=Joshua__Stamper&url=https://joshstamper.com/?p=2372) Bonus Episode: Featuring Jake Miller, Janelle McLaughlin, Hans Appel and Crystal Parker…
Inspired to Act: Featuring Tara Martin
Nov 23, 2019 • 48 min
How often do you go to a professional development session or conference and, although you may be inspired, you don’t act on the message? This week’s guest, Tara Martin, and I provide ways to increase the professional development experience, find avenues…
Bonus Episode: Featuring Tara Martin, Rae Hughart and CJ Reynolds
Nov 16, 2019 • 23 min
On Site at The Teach Better Conference! Featuring Tara Martin, Rae Hughart and CJ Reynolds Follow Tara Martin * Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaraMartinEDU * Website: http://www.tarammartin.com/ Follow Rae Hughart * Twitter: https://twitter.com/RaeHughart…
Bonus Episode: Featuring Dave and Shelley Burgess
Nov 12, 2019 • 9 min
On Site at The Teach Better Conference! Featuring Dave and Shelly Burgess Follow Dave Burgess: * Twitter: https://twitter.com/burgessdave * Website: https://daveburgess.com/ Follow Shelley Burgess: * Twitter: https://twitter.com/burgess_shelley * Website:…
The Coach Adventure: Featuring Amy Illingworth
Nov 2, 2019 • 28 min
When we walk into a classroom, how do we, as leaders, change the perception so we are viewed as coaches instead of an evaluator? My guest today has constructed a road map to help instructional leaders build trust with their staff, identify their…
Thriving in Your Strength: Featuring Chad Ostrowski
Oct 28, 2019 • 34 min
Have you, as a leader, continuously focused on your weaknesses instead of your strengths? My guest today found hardship early in his career, but instead of focusing on his struggles, he built a system that changed his career. Today’s guest is Chad…
Teach Better to Lead Better: Featuring Rae Hughart and Jeff Gargas
Oct 20, 2019 • 37 min
Often, I hear about educators who feel isolated in their leadership role. Where do we go to get connected with other leaders and increase our knowledge to be the best educator possible? My guests today are part of an amazing team, who started with a small…
The Ten Minute Principal: Featuring Evan Robb
Oct 13, 2019 • 44 min
Have you ever been frustrated with the lack of time you have to focus on leadership? My guest today, has used his 20 years of administrative experience to create a wonderful resource for leaders. I’m excited to once again have my good friend, Evan Robb,…
Fighting Isolation by Finding Community: Featuring Daniel Bauer
Oct 6, 2019 • 32 min
In your leadership experience, have you ever felt isolated or alone in your struggles? My guest today, is an expert in creating communities to enhance leadership skills and find solutions through coaching. I’m excited to once again have Danny Bauer, the…
Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Featuring Rick Wormeli
Sep 29, 2019 • 55 min
In education, we talk about the power of differentiated learning but what about differentiated grading? My guest today is an expert in differentiated assessments and grades and his views have been inspirational in my own growth as a leader. Rick Wormeli…
Struggling to Initiate Change: Featuring Wade Stanford
Sep 22, 2019 • 40 min
As a leader, have you ever initiated change and it was followed by fear and resistance? Today, my guest will be sharing his struggles and successes of initiating change at the highest level of his district and I’m extremely excited to share his story with…
Innovate Inside the Box: Featuring George Couros and Katie Novak
Sep 13, 2019 • 47 min
As a leader, have you ever felt it’s impossible to create an innovative space or system for student to learn and create? I know over the years, I have definitely struggled to break the cycle of traditional practices. Today, I have two experts on…
Cultivating STEAM Education: Featuring Chris Chappotin
Sep 4, 2019 • 28 min
Chris Chappolin and I discuss how to create a culture of empowerment, STEAM education strategies, and the importance of creating a PLN network! #AspireLead Follow Chris Chappotin: Chris Chappotin is the Principal at STEAM Middle School in Burleson, TX,…
A Passion for Kindness: Featuring Tamara Letter
Aug 24, 2019 • 35 min
Tamara Letter and I discuss how to create a culture of Kindness, increasing student voice through kindness passion projects, and the importance of technology in schools! #AspireLead Tamara Letter Tamera has served as an elementary classroom teacher,…
Level Up Your Leadership: Featuring Dr. Kelly Crane
Aug 17, 2019 • 25 min
Welcome to the Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast! In this episode, Joshua talks with expert coach and new Better Leaders Better School Mastermind cohort leader, Dr. Kelly Crane. Dr. Crane shares her experience moving up the career ladder from…
How to Build Influence and Purpose: Featuring Vernon Wright
Aug 10, 2019 • 44 min
Do you hold a leadership title but feel as though you are not making an impact? Vernon Wright and I discuss how to build your influence, making authentic connections, and empowering others to find their purpose! #AspireLead Vernon Wright Vernon Wright is…
Lead Beyond Your Title: Featuring Nili Bartley
Aug 3, 2019 • 33 min
Lead Beyond Your Title In this episode, Nili Bartley and I discuss how to make an impact on a campus without a leadership title, creating student leaders, empowering others to have a voice and establishing a culture of creativity! #AspireLead Book…
The Ethical Line: Featuring Dr. Toni Faddis
Jul 27, 2019 • 30 min
The Ethical Line: Featuring Dr. Toni Faddis Dr. Toni Faddis and I discuss ethical decisions for leaders, equity in schools, reviewing times of growth through failure, important leadership qualities to succeed as a principal and her book, “The Ethical…
Striving for Ownership: Featuring Andrew Marotta
Jul 20, 2019 • 28 min
Striving for Ownership: Featuring Andrew Marotta Want to know how to get ownership from your staff? Andrew Marotta and I discuss striving for ownership in initiatives, how we don’t need to be a salesman, leading beyond a title, giving a 100% at all times,…
Uncomfortable to Grow: Featuring Todd Nesloney
Jul 13, 2019 • 27 min
As an aspiring leader, what do you need to experience to prepare for our next leadership position? Todd Nesloney and I discuss interview tips and tricks to the administrative interview process, leadership conferences, technology implementation strategies,…
Bonus Episode: Taking the Initiative
Jul 10, 2019 • 8 min
Bonus Episode with Joshua Stamper * Create your Leadership Goals for the new school year * Do not wait for leadership opportunities to come to you * Take the initiative to lead beyond your position What topics or questions do you have that you would like…
Instilling Hope in Tragedy, The Story of Columbine’s Resilience and Recovery: Featuring Frank DeAngelis
Jul 6, 2019 • 38 min
As a leader, what would we do if we faced immense tragedy at our school? This week’s guest, Frank DeAngelis, discusses how important it is to instill hope, relationship building, trauma informed practices and safety into our schools. About Frank…
Risk Taking is Required: Featuring Rachael Mann
Jun 19, 2019 • 34 min
Do we allow our leaders, teachers, and students to try new ideas and take risks? This week’s guest, Rachael Mann, discusses why risk taking is so important for leaders and students, changes need to our grading system, improving opportunities for…
The importance of Questioning: Featuring Connie Hamilton
Jun 15, 2019 • 35 min
How are we constructing our questions to get a true assessment of our student’s content mastery? This week’s guest, Connie Hamilton, discusses the importance of question construction, the benefits and difficulties of working in a small district, and the…
Leading the Revolution: Featuring Derek McCoy
Jun 12, 2019 • 24 min
How are we changing education to allow students an opportunity to be innovative? This week’s guest, Derek McCoy, discusses how to change the mindset of the learning environment, the importance of lifelong learners, and the relationship of technology to…
Impact of a Leader: Featuring Thomas Murray
Jun 1, 2019 • 49 min
This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, The Aspire Podcast gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. What is the greatest impact a leader possesses? This week’s guest, Thomas Murray,…
Building a Creative Space: Featuring Josh Stumpenhorst
May 25, 2019 • 19 min
Do our students and teachers have a space to be creative and innovative? This week’s guest, Josh Stumpenhorst, discusses how to enhance reading by creating a space students want to be in, leading without a title, making student driven decisions, and…
Measuring What Matters: Featuring Amy Fast
May 20, 2019 • 27 min
How do we have high expectations in our assessment data while increasing the mastery of student’s soft skills and social emotional health? This week’s guest, Amy Fast, discusses how to embrace measurement, improving school culture through the…
Character in Action: Featuring Hans Appel
May 11, 2019 • 25 min
As a leader, how do we maintain high character with our staff and students? This week’s guest, Hans Appel, discusses how to enhance empathy, the importance of fostering leadership, creating positive intent, and developing programs to enhance student…
Embedding Systematic Kindness: Featuring Jeff Kubiak
May 4, 2019 • 20 min
What is the most important characteristic to instill in our students? This week’s guest, Jeff Kubiak, discusses the importance of instilling kindness, opportunities for fun and play in schools, and enhancing equity in the classroom. About Jeff Kubiak:…
Leading Beyond Criticism: Featuring Jennifer Gonzalez
Apr 27, 2019 • 19 min
When do you know you are an educational leader? This week’s guest, Jennifer Gonzalez, discusses how she became an educational leader through her business, what to do to handle criticism, and the benefits of leading through areas of passion. About our…
Increasing Effort by Increasing the Audience: Featuring Joe Sanfelippo
Apr 19, 2019 • 27 min
How can we use social media to increase the effort of the organization? This week’s guest, Joe Sanfelippo, discuss how highlighting his staff and students increased his voice, creating a team based on your weaknesses, and leaning on others to increase…
Instilling Empathy Through Restorative Practices: Featuring Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein
Apr 13, 2019 • 23 min
How can we use different discipline practices to restore harm to those who are impacted by student decisions? This week’s guest, Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein, discuss how restorative practices are impactful experiences for all stakeholders, the…
Don’t Ditch Autonomy: Featuring Matt Miller
Apr 6, 2019 • 27 min
How do leaders use autonomy to implement initiatives? This week’s guest, Matt Miller, discusses how to provide opportunities for teachers to have a voice in important decisions, choosing to ditch textbooks and homework, and the ways to be efficient by…
Fear of Taking Chances: Featuring Mark Barnes
Mar 30, 2019 • 28 min
When is it a good time to take risks as a leader? This week’s guest, Mark Barnes, discusses how every leader needs to take chances, the ways to handle criticism, the importance of listening, and increasing the love of learning. About our Guest: Mark…
Creating a Culture of Leadership: Featuring Jimmy Casas
Mar 24, 2019 • 43 min
What is the culture you want as a leader in your school? This week’s guest, Jimmy Casas, discusses how to enhance the leadership skills of others, increase staff and student voice, and creating an efficient team by using the strengths of each member of…
Engaging Students Through Choice: Featuring Elisabeth Bostwick
Mar 17, 2019 • 22 min
How do we enhance student engagement while providing student voice? My guest, Elisabeth Bostwick, discusses practical solutions to create student choice, innovation through classroom makerspaces, and developing ways to support teachers. About our Guest:…
Coaching to Enhance Growth: Featuring Brad Currie and Dr. Emily Davis
Mar 13, 2019 • 28 min
Coaching is such a powerful tool to enhance the knowledge of our staff and students. This week’s guest, Brad Currie and Dr. Emily Davis, discuss how coaching is imperative in any leadership initiative, the importance of relationship building, and how to…
Equity to Transform Education: Featuring Liz Kleinrock
Mar 6, 2019 • 20 min
Discussing race, biases, consent, and equity at a school may seem difficult. This week’s guest, Liz Kleinrock, believes it’s not only possible, but imperative towards dismantling systemic racism and institutional discrimination. In this episode, we…
Preparing Students for the Future: Featuring Dr. Rick Jetter
Mar 1, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, we discuss bridging schools with technology, getting students and industry to partner together, and working with the global network to connect students around the world. About Rick: Dr. Rick Jetter has been in education for over 20 years…
Eliminating Burn Out by Creating a Routine of Balance: Featuring Rebecca Coda
Feb 24, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Joshua welcomes author Rebecca Coda on the program to discuss creating routines of balance of work and home, building a strong professional learning community for guidance, and working through…
Igniting a True Love of Learning: Featuring Kris Felicello
Feb 20, 2019 • 22 min
Does homework ignite a true love of learning? This week’s guest, Kris Felicello, discusses the role of homework, taking the first step to action, impacting through district leadership, and how to provide positive support. About our Guest: Dr. Kris…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 39 with LaVonna Roth
Feb 16, 2019 • 28 min
This week’s Aspire guest is LaVonna Roth. As an elementary and secondary educator, LaVonna has used her skills to become an author of 8 books on brain research and engaging instruction, keynote speaker, consultant, and creator of “Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.”!…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 38 with Brian Aspinall
Feb 9, 2019 • 18 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Brian Aspinall! Brian is a University teacher in Ontario Canada, keynote speaker, blogger, author of “Code Breaker and, new book, “Block Breaker”. I’m so excited to have Brian return to the show to talk about leadership and…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 37 with Angela Maiers
Feb 2, 2019 • 34 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Angela Maiers. Angela has taught every level of school, from kindergarten to graduate school! She is an award winning Speaker, Consultant, blogger, founder of Choose2Matter, and author of eight books, including titles such as,…
Teach to Engage: Featuring Dave Burgess
Jan 26, 2019 • 24 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Dave Burgess. Dave is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE, co-author of P is for PIRATE, and the president of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. Dave has quickly become an inspirational leader in the…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 35 with Kara Knollmeyer
Jan 18, 2019 • 21 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Kara Knollmeyer. Kara is an Assistant Principal in St. Louis, national presenter, blogger, consultant and author of “Unleashed Talent”. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 34 with Salome Thomas -El
Jan 12, 2019 • 24 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Salome Thomas-El (aka Principal El). Salome is an Award-Winning k-8 Principal in Wilmington, Delaware, international speaker, and author of “The Immortality of Influence” and “I Choose to Stay”. Principal El has also appeared…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 33 with Marlena Gross-Taylor
Jan 2, 2019 • 32 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Marlena Gross-Taylor. Marlena is a former administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, national presenter, blogger, consultant, Social Commerce Leader, Founder of EduGladiators, and a newly appointed…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 32 with Matthew Arend
Dec 22, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Matthew Arend. Matthew is the principal at Sigler Elementary in Plano, TX, presenter, consultant, and blogger. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 31 with Eric Sheninger
Dec 15, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Eric Sheninger. Eric was an award-winning Principal at New Milford High School and, currently, a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education. In addition,…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 30 with Tonya Gilchrist
Dec 8, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Tonya Gilchrist. Tonya is a literacy leader, Instructional coach at an international school in Japan, consultant, presenter, and blogger. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 29 with Todd Whitaker
Nov 30, 2018 • 24 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Todd Whitaker. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri, former principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels, consultant, national presenter, and author. Todd has…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 28 with Denis Sheeran
Nov 24, 2018 • 21 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Denis Sheeran, the director of student Achievement in Weehawken Township School District, presenter, blogger, podcaster and the author of “Instant Relevance” and “Hacking Mathematics”. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 27 with Sean Gaillard
Nov 17, 2018 • 22 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Sean Gaillard, the principal of Lexington Middle School, presenter, blogger and the author of “The Pepper Effect”. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 26 with Sonja Pegram
Nov 10, 2018 • 17 min
This week is a very special episode for me because I have the pleasure of being joined by my mentor and former principal, Sonja Pegram. Sonja was a middle school principal at Renner Middle School and now is a high school principal at the Guinn Center in…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 25 with Amber Teamann
Nov 3, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Amber Teamann. Amber is the proud principal of Whitt Elementary in Wylie, Texas, speaker, consultant, blogger, and contributor to “Education Write Now”. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 24 with Daniel Bauer
Oct 27, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Danny “Sunshine” Bauer. Danny is the founder of Better Leaders Better Schools, a popular blog and most-downloaded podcast for leaders in education. He helps school leaders fight isolation and frustration through his leadership…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 23 with Ben Gilpin
Oct 20, 2018 • 29 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Ben Gilpin. Ben is the principal at Warner Elementary in Spring Arbor, Michigan, blogger, presenter, and co-host of the School Leadership Unearth ED Podcast. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 22 with Rich Czyz
Oct 13, 2018 • 15 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Rich Czyz, a principal at an elementary School in New Jersey, blogger, presenter, and the author of “4 O’Clock Faculty”. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 21 with Allyson Apsey
Oct 6, 2018 • 21 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Allyson Apsey, the principal of Quincy Elementary in Zeeland, MI and the author of “The Path to Serendipity”. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 20 with Evan Robb
Sep 29, 2018 • 26 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Evan Robb, the Principal of Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, Virginia. Prior to this, Evan was an English teacher, department chair, assistant principal, and a junior high school principal. Evan is the author of…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 19 with Dr. Neil Gupta
Sep 22, 2018 • 24 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Dr. Neil Gupta. Neil is currently the director of secondary Education in Worthington City Schools. He has been a teacher, Assistant Principal, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Director of Curriculum of Teaching, Director of…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 18 with Jennifer Hogan
Sep 15, 2018 • 19 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Jennifer Hogan. Jennifer is currently the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Technology at Hoover High School. She has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and she is the author of the “Handbook for…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 17 with Adam Dovico
Sep 8, 2018 • 21 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Adam Dovico, an accomplished teacher, principal, speaker, professor and co-author of “The Limitless School”. (Music by Ben Lundquist)
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 16 with Shelley Burgess
Sep 1, 2018 • 31 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Shelley Burgess, best known as the co-author of “Lead Like A Pirate” and full-time partner at Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. Shelley has also served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 15 with Jessica Cabeen
Aug 25, 2018 • 19 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Jessica Cabeen, principal in Austin, MN, the 2016 NAESP/ VINCI Digital Leader of early learning award winner, 2017 Minnesota Distinguished principal, Author of “Hacking Early Learning” and co-author of “Balance Like A Pirate”.…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 14 with Jeff Veal
Aug 18, 2018 • 31 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Jeff Veal, administrator in Prosper, TX, speaker, blogger, co-creator of LeadUpNow and the #Leadupchat on twitter.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 13 with Brian Aspinall
Aug 10, 2018 • 17 min
This week’s Aspire guest is Brian Aspinall, keynote speaker, teacher in Ontario Canada, blogger and author of “Code Breaker”.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 12 with David Geurin
Aug 3, 2018 • 16 min
This week, I am so thrilled to be joined by David Geurin, the principal at Bolivar High School, the 2017 NASSP National Digital Principal of the Year and author of “Future Driven”.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 11 with Jay Billy
Jul 27, 2018 • 20 min
This week, I am overjoyed to be joined by Jay Billy, Author of “Lead With Culture: What Really Matters in Our Schools” and elementary principal in Lawrence Township public school district.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 10 with Jeff Zoul
Jul 20, 2018 • 22 min
This week, I am so thrilled to be joined by Jeff Zoul, author of several books about education, including “Start. Right. Now.” and “What Connected Educators Do Differently”. After many years of public school service, Jeff is now focused on writing,…
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 9 with Mark French
Jul 13, 2018 • 14 min
This week, I am thrilled to be joined by Mark French, principal at Gatewood Elementary in Hopkins, MN, 2015 “MN national distinguished principal” winner and creator of the popular hashtags “Good news calls”.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 8 with Dr. Brad Gustafson
Jun 28, 2018 • 22 min
This week, I am so excited to be joined by Brad Gustafson, an elementary principal in Wayzata, MN, national speaker, co-host of the podcast UnearthED on BAM radio and best-selling author of “Renegade Leadership”.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 7 with Beth Houf
Jun 22, 2018 • 21 min
This week, I am thrilled to be joined by Beth Houf, a Middle School principal in central Missouri, national speaker, & co-author of the hit book, “Lead Like a Pirate”.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 6 with Danny Steele
Jun 15, 2018 • 14 min
This week, I’m overjoyed to be joined by Danny Steele, the Principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in the Alabaster City School System, a public speaker, and popular blogger on “Steelethoughts”.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 5 with Jon Harper
Jun 8, 2018 • 17 min
This week, I am thrilled to be joined by Jon Harper, an Assistant Principal in Dorchester County, Maryland, host of the “my bad” podcast and co-host of “Teacher Aid” on the BAM Radio Network.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 4 with Brandon Johnson
Jun 2, 2018 • 18 min
This week, I am very excited to be joined by Brandon Johnson, the principal at Lake Ridge High in Mansfield, TX and the co-moderator of #EDpiper chat.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 3 with Tara Martin
May 26, 2018 • 23 min
This week, I am so happy to be joined by Tara Martin, a district administrator in Kansas, the founder of the #BookSnaps movement and author of the new book, “Be Real: Educate from the Heart”.
Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Episode 2 with Bethany Hill
May 19, 2018 • 24 min
This week, I am thrilled to be joined by Bethany Hill, the principal of Central elementary in Cabot, AR, the founder of the #JoyfulLeader movement and co-creator of the #EduAR weekly chat.
Tell Your Story, Featuring Todd Nesloney
May 9, 2018 • 17 min
This week, I am so excited to be joined by Todd Nesloney, the co-author of “Kids deserve it”, author of “Stories from Webb”, and co-author of “Sparks in the Dark.” Todd Nesloney Todd Nesloney is the Director of Culture and Strategic Leadership for the…