11 minutes | May 11, 2021

Why Becoming the Ideal School Leader Is So Elusive

Most school administrators are committed to good leadership, so why is becoming an ideal school leader often so elusive? In this episode, we take off the masks, gaze deeply in the mirror, and search for real answers.  Follow on Twitter: @randybw15  @PrinCoach81 @BrassTacksInno1 @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @bamradionetwork @Jonharper70bd #unearthedpodcast James Bailey and Randy Weiner co-wrote Leading SEL by Modeling It. James Bailey's career has encompassed teacher, principal, school turnaround, principal consultant, and superintendent roles spanning Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming. As Superintendent in Wyoming, his district was the first member in the state to join the League of Innovative Schools after reform efforts around personalized learning and social-emotional development. In San Antonio, he led the turnaround efforts for the Carpe Diem Schools. His deep-seated commitment to equity and supporting school leaders led to him training as an executive coach and co-founding Brass Tacks Innovations focused on adult SEL development, school redesign, and the use of improvement and implementation science to help all schools and learners meet the demands of our emerging society. Randy Weiner has worked in start-ups, education, and education technology throughout his career. He is a co-founder and served as the founding Chairman of the Board at Urban Montessori Charter School  (UMCS) in Oakland, CA—the nation’s first public Montessori, Arts Integration and Design Thinking school. Randy is also a co-founder and the CEO at BrainQuake, a two-time U.S. Department of Education Small Business Innovation Award winner. Randy taught for five years in Oakland and Madagascar. He provides educational consulting services, along with James Bailey and Elana Feinberg, through Brass Tacks Innovations.
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