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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast: Leadership Insights | Create Winning Cultures | Focus on the Essential | Lead with Courage & Integrity | Principal Radio | School Administrator | Danny "Sunshine" Bauer

Better Leaders Better Schools is a world-class podcast created for you --the current school administrator, emerging leader, and educational influencer. Each episode Daniel Bauer interviews top school principals as well as industry leaders to unpack their leadership insights learned via their experiences and mistakes. Discover how to create a winning school culture, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity. Learn how to build relationships, leverage data, and maximize your influence by practicing a growth mindset. Each show includes helpful educational resources shared to improve your leadership skills at school. In addition to increasing student achievement and helping school leaders meet their peak performance, this podcast was created to make your commute, workout, and even the chores more enjoyable!
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Jan 17, 2018
Matt Arend is an Elementary Principal (KN-5) in Plano ISD in Plano, TX. As the principal of #SiglerNation or Sigler Elementary, Matt models servant leadership through working side by side with teachers, never asking anyone to do something he is not willing to do himself. It is through this intentional approach that relationships are cultivated leading to transformed learning experiences across the campus for students.
 
Matt Arend Show Highlights
  • How he makes time for fitness and how it impacts his leadership
  • The story of #SiglerNation
  • How using social media to tell the school’s story has attracted high-quality applicants
  • Push yourself to present and connect at conferences
  • Are you noticing and celebrating the amazing contribution your staff makes each day?
  • CASA (Creating And Supporting Amigos)
  • Build a mini golf course for Open House
  • You don’t have to be the expert at everything and you don’t have to do it yourself
  • Teach empathy to students
  • Great people first, all the time.
 
Matt Arend Resources
 
Collaborative Leadership by Peter Dewitt
 
Student Voice the Instrument of Change
 
Sigler Nation Video
 
Matt on Twitter
 
Matt on Instagram
 
Matt’s Website

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Jan 10, 2018
Nathaniel Bozarth calls himself a storyteller and curious individual. Trained in the techniques of anthropology, Nathaniel strives to see the small (the minute details that are often overlooked), to see the big (the overarching systems that inform how we live) and to see the seeing (the biases and assumptions that interpret how we see). Nathaniel has produced two web documentaries that are available online for free: Your Fellow Americans and Re:Dream [pronounced Re-Dream]. Both series look at how issues of race and identity affect opportunity in America through the eyes of diverse individuals. Nathaniel now hosts and produces Wide Ruled, a podcast on the past and present of equality in education. 
 
 
Nathaniel Bozarth Show Highlights:
  • How privilege pushed Nathaniel to care about issues of race and equity
  • Nathaniel and Daniel’s story of understanding privilege
  • Why Nathaniel started a podcast on race and equity called Wide Ruled
  • Nathaniel’s Ah-Ha moments learned through his podcast
  • Teachers have been victimized by top down reform
  • How to give dignity back to your staff, students, and community
  • Are we training our Principals and APs to lead?
  • “The History of Math” class Nathaniel would teach in school’s today
  • How schools can become the happiest place on Earth
 
Nathaniel Bozarth Resources
 
Wide Ruled Podcast
 
End of Education by Neil Postman book 
 
Our Kids by Robert Putnam
 
The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein
 
Connect with Daniel on Twitter
 
Email
 

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Jan 8, 2018
Adam started Abl to help all schools move beyond the 20th century model of education. Two and a half decades after dropping out of high school, he returned to the field of education to rethink the structure of school as we know it. His career has been focused on helping organizations become more agile and responsive, and now he brings this expertise to schools. Prior to Abl, Adam co-founded Yammer in 2008, ultimately creating one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all time. He oversaw product, analytics, and engineering, scaling the company to 500 employees until Yammer sold to Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 Billion. To clear his head, Adam also enjoys long bike rides, backpacking, and rock climbing.
 
"If we started today, designing school what would it look like?”
-Adam Pisoni
 
Adam Pisoni Show Highlights
  • How a listening tour started his company Abl
  • What prevents traditional school from meeting the needs of all their kids
  • Abl allows data to guide through terrible trade-offs and challenging constraints
  • The problems with current master scheduling systems
  • How school leaders can apply agility and responsiveness to education
  • Try testing small things first
  • Everything is an experiment 
  • Reframing success and failure
  • Should we run schools top-down?
  • Model agnostic philosophy
  • How Adam uses cadences in his company
  • Consent vs Consensus (integrated decision making)
  • Real change starts by engaging the community
 
Adam Pisoni Resources
 
Adam’s Company Abl
 
Never Split the Difference
 
The Teacher Wars
 
The End of Average
 
Follow Adam on Twitter
 
Email Adam
 

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  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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Jan 3, 2018
Ben Baker has always been passionate about story telling. Whether it was in sales in his early career or over the last 20 years as a marketer, Ben’s goal has always been to tell a story that is relevant, valuable and engages his audience.
 
It is about letting people understand the values and vision of the companies that I work with.   If people, whether they be staff, customers or potential customers do not understand who you are, what you do and why you do it. . . why should they care?    My job is to create the conversation that allows them to care.
 
Ben has been the owner and chief storyteller at Your Brand Marketing for the last decade and can be found at www.yourbrandmarketing.com
 
Ben Baker Show Highlights
  • Branding 101: Who are you and what are you about?
  • What do you feel and what do you believe?
  • Generating story “stickiness"
  • Are you using multiple channels to tell your story?
  • Great Idea: Highlights from the week or the week in the review
  • Do you give people the opportunity to care?
  • Tips for engagement
  • What makes a great story?
  • Use plenty of questions in your content (dare them to engage!)
  • How to run contests via Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Is your website fresh?
  • Do you really understand who you serve?
  • What a personal branding class for students would look like
 
Ben Baker Show Resources:
 
 
“I want people to understand it’s all about effective communication"
 
Win a free month to the mastermind or a 30 minute 1-on-1 coaching call …
 
CONTEST RULES: 
  • Create a 1 minute video (or less) with your leadership “Hack.” What helps you make incredibly effective as a school leader. Try to be unique and offer an idea that will inspire other school leaders. Content will be curated in an upcoming blog post. The Better Leaders Better Schools Tribe will vote on the best video who will win the mastermind or coaching …
  • All video urls must be shared with Danny. Email video urls to daniel@betterleadersbetterschools.com with the subject line “Leadership Video Hack” so I can easily search and create the blog post.
  • All submissions are due by Jan. 31st 11:59pm CDT. 
  • Blog post will be created no more than 15 days later and a winner will be announced at the end of February.

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Dec 27, 2017
Mighty Writers was founded in 2009 with the mission to teach kids to think clearly and write with clarity. The organization offers free programs for students from elementary through high school at centers in four diverse Philadelphia neighborhoods, including one bilingual location for Spanish-speaking students.
 
Mighty Writers offers daily afterschool academies, long- and short-term writing classes nights and weekends, teen scholar programs, mentorships, College Prep courses and college essay writing classes. In addition to their four main Philadelphia locations, they hold "On the Road" sessions at other locations across the city. Over 300 of the city’s best creative minds (writers, teachers, journalists, etc.) teach and mentor some 2,000 kids at Mighty Writers annually.
 
President Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities named Mighty Writers "one of the 50 top nonprofits" in the nation and the Philadelphia 76ers honored Mighty Writers as a "Hometown Hero" in 2014. NBCUniversal named Mighty Writers a "21st Century Solution Winner" in 2016.
 
Founder and executive director Tim Whitaker began his career teaching fifth and sixth grade in Philadelphia before becoming a writer and editor. He was the editor of Philadelphia Weekly (1994-2008), and previously the editor of PhillySport and Pittsburgh magazines. Whitaker was a head writer at NBC Radio and has written for The New York Times, Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also the author of “Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen.”
 
Tim Whitaker Show Highlights
  • Tim’s love for writing
  • Why Tim chose to leave journalism and start Mighty Writers
  • How Tim inspires students to write
  • The definition of thinking clearly
  • Don't underestimate street smarts of your kids
  • Are you the smartest one in the room (you don’t have to be)
 
Tim Whitaker Resources
 
Might Writers Website
 
Email Tim
 

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  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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Dec 20, 2017
Georgian is the founder and host of “The Gratitude Podcast”, a weekly show that inspires people to find new ways of making gratitude a habit by interviewing successful people and getting them to share fascinating stories about living a grateful life. Georgian also does gratitude coaching and his vision is to inspire 100,000 people to focus on gratitude.
 
As an entrepreneur, Georgian builds his business around his unwavering passion for gratitude. Since he created his new habit of gratefulness, his income has tripled, his business has been thriving, and so much more amazing experiences have come his way!
 
Georgian Benta Show Highlights:
  • The story behind starting The Gratitude Podcast
  • Repurposing your commute to work for gratitude
  • Practices for gratitude
  • The importance of having meaning within an organization
  • What Georgian has learned about gratitude after interviewing over 50 guests
  • 5 ways to easily supercharge your gratitude during workdays
  • What makes Gary V a great leader
 
Georgian Benta Resources
 
Georgian’s website
 
Georgian on Instagram
 
Georgian on Twitter
 
Search Inside Yourself
 
Man’s Search for Meaning
 
Ask Gary Vee
 

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  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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Dec 13, 2017

Sonya Thomlinson (Uchita) HHC, ERYT-500, C-IAYT was co-director and co-founder of Tandava Yoga and Trinity Yoga Centers in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia from 2003-2016.  An avid student of yoga and meditation since 1994, and teaching since 1998, Sonya leads trainings, retreats, workshops and classes throughout Western Canada and the US and works individually with those interested in dynamic health and healing.

Jeff Thomlinson is formally the co-owner and director of Trinity Yoga Center, then Tandava Yoga in Kelowna, since 2003. Jeff began teaching yoga in 1991. For 10 years, he lived, studied and worked at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA, USA, the largest yoga teaching center in North America. This enabled him to study with international leaders in yoga and to assimilate leading teaching and practice techniques.

Read the full bio on the show note page.

Take a Breath Show Highlights:
  • The story of starting Take a Breath
  • Stress reduction for kids with yoga
  • Get out of a stress response
  • How breath practice calms our flight and fight response
  • 100% of kids are stressed
  • Don’t be a jerk … people can’t think or perform around you
  • Rest before a test led to 20% increase in test scores
  • The inherent stress beast
  • Consequences of ignoring the stress epidemic
  • BRAVE acronym
  • Bring attention to stress so staff and students don’t feel alone in this
Take a Breath Resources:
 
Take a Breath Website
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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Dec 6, 2017
Randall Sampson, PhD, ensures equity and access for students through innovative learning models. Dr. Sampson has experience at the K-12 secondary education level as an administrator, teacher and a national transformation specialist. 
 
Dr. Randall Sampson's focus areas include: 
 
1. Closing achievement gaps through the implementation and coaching of rigorous Common Core State Standards
2. Systemically increasing college and career-readiness
3. Boosting graduation rates
4. Implementing Innovation Learning Pathways 
5. Building Public-Private Partnerships through our community engagement process
 
These are skill sets Dr. Sampson honed through the Harvard University Achievement Gap Initiative and through teacher quality research with Harvard University's Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson. As a practitioner, Dr. Sampson's analysis of students’ performance data provided a national value-add approach to building sustainable learning environments. 
 
Dr. Randall Sampson Highlights:
  • Getting in the trenches with your people
  • The 6 Pillars of Growth
  • The motivation behind writing Welcome to the Grind
  • Process x Relationships = Exponential Results
  • Keep things simple
  • Culture trumps everything
  • Leadership lessons from Texas Football Head Coach Herman
  • Capture, curate, and share
 
The 6 Pillars of Growth
 
  1. Job-embedded
  2. Goal-oriented
  3. Self-directed
  4. Being collaborative
  5. Data driven
  6. Student-centered
 
These pillars can be found in Dr. Randall Sampson’s new book, Welcome to the Grind.
 
“Nobody cares what you did yesterday, work hard today”
 
Process x Relationships = Exponential Results
 
Dr. Randall Sampson Resources
 
His book: Welcome to the Grind
 
Dr. Sampson’s website
 
Dr. Sampson on Twitter
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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Dec 5, 2017
Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center, where he helps school administrators build capacity for instructional leadership. Justin is the creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, which has helped more than 10,000 leaders in 50 countries around the world get into classrooms and improve teaching and learning in their schools. He is also the host of Principal Center Radio and the author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree).
 
Justin Baeder Show Highlights
  • The story behind his new book Now We’re Talking!
  • Overcoming obstacles and taking action
  • Why 3 classrooms a day matters …
  • The power of a consistent target
  • Do you give feedback after observations?
  • Observations = Communication
  • Keys to taking observation debriefs to the next level
  • 10 Questions for Better Feedback
  • Should we discontinue walkthroughs?
 
Justin Baeder Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

Nov 29, 2017
Dr. Darnisa Amante, as an educational and racial equity strategist, is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and experiential ways to transform organizational and school culture on issues of racial equity. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante has honed her knowledge of culture and transforming cultures to build capacity in racial equity, parent engagement and design and implementation of equity-based initiatives for leaders, students, and parents and leaders.
 
Darnisa Amante Highlights:
  • Conversations of race can be terrifying
  • We may not change everything, but we can try to change some things
  • Do you understand the people you support as they move forward
  • What does it mean to be a public learner
  • People aren’t afraid of changing; they are afraid of loss
  • The definition of equity: give people what they need because they need more
  • How the Disruptive Equity Education Project started
  • Dr. Amante’s Giant Ah-Ha …
  • How to build empathy and what REAL active listening really is
  • What is NOT present in equity conversations right now
  • The definition of cultural relevance
  • 2 questions to be a highly reflective leader
 
"What are my triggers … What is the change you want to see and how can I be that change in the world?"
 
Darnisa Amante Resources:
 
DEEP website
 
The Practices of Adaptive Leadership by Ronald Heifetz
 
An Everyone Culture by Kegan et al.
 
Deliberately developmental organizations HBR article
 

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  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

Nov 22, 2017
John Fortney is an assistant principal at Owensville High School in Owensville, MO.  He is in his fourth year in this role and 15th year in education.  Owensville is a 600 student school located about 90 minutes southwest of St. Louis.  John is a career switcher, his first degree in in archaeology, followed up with a Master's in sports psychology and a Specialist in Educational Leadership.  John's wife is an administrator at a special education cooperative, together they have two children and (come October) two grand children.  In his free time he uses his smoker grill, reads, travels with his wife, and spend as much time as he can with family.
 
John Fortney Show Highlights
  • How a masters in school leadership was like going to revival
  • The best part of school is the relationships
  • The importance of being around other inspiring leaders
  • Missouri Leadership Academy
  • The Kolbe strength-based assessment & how you could use it with your staff
  • Get to know your kids and engage with intentionality
  • How rural schools can approach innovation 
  • John’s mastermind experience
 
John Fortney Resources
 
Kolbe Assessment
 
It’s Your Ship
 
Connect with John on Twitter

 

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  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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Nov 15, 2017
Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center and host of Principal Center Radio. He helps school administrators transform their productivity and multiply their impact, and speaks regularly at conferences and professional development events.
 
Episode 7
 
Justin Baeder Show Highlights
  • The tension you feel when you are ready to move into admin
  • Favorite aspects of leading a school
  • When he knew it was right to start The Principal Center
  • Good indicators to know the timing is right …
  • We’re better together
  • Strategy and tactics to transition from classroom to school leader
  • How serving in an “intermediate” role helped Justin become a school administrator
  • How to set yourself apart as an ideal candidate
  • Prepare your body of accomplishments
  • Instructional Leadership Intensive
  • The importance to sometimes push an important agenda
 
Justin Baeder Resources
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Nov 8, 2017
Dr. Bill Ziegler is an award winning School Leader, author, and speaker.  He has been recognized as the 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year and the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal Award Winner.  He is the co-author of Future Focused Leaders - Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change.  Bill serves as a High School Principal and has close to 20 years of experience as a School Leader.  
 
Dr. Bill Ziegler Show Highlights
  • How to make a difference in a community
  • Investing in students’ lives and providing hope
  • Are you willing to do whatever it takes for students to be successful?
  • Care for students no matter what
  • Relate. Innovate. Invigorate.
  • Developing a culture of risk taking
  • Providing the resources for a high-innovation environment
  • Are you visible in the school?
  • Get away from the minutia of school leadership
  • Increase student voice and choice (e.g. student forum)
 
Dr. Bill Ziegler Resources
 
Bill’s book: Future focused leaders 
 
Bill on Twitter
 
Bill’s website
 
Renegade leadership
 
Donors Choose
 

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Nov 1, 2017
Both Rick & Rebecca (R&R) are educational disruptors and forward thinkers with a passion to support current and future educational leaders.  With their new book, Escaping the School Leaders Dunk Tank: How to Prevail When Others Want to See You Drown the mission is simple: break the glass ceiling to eliminate the status quo in order to ensure equity for ALL students. R&R have faced adversity in their careers and are willing to do whatever it takes to call out the “elephants” in the educational room so that we all can best serve kids.  They are also featured advice columnists for School Leaders Now.
 
Dr. Rick Jetter is currently a national educational consultant, author, speaker, and trainer.  He previously worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools.
 
Rebecca Coda, NBCT is currently a (K-8) STEM Coach, author, speaker, and professional development facilitator.  She is the founder of the Digital Native Network and has extensive experience serving as a curriculum specialist, a data & assessment support specialist, and a district technology integration program developer.  Rebecca will be relocating to Arkansas this summer to begin a Director of Curriculum position with the Cabot Public School District.
 
Rick Jetter and Rebecca Coda Show Highlights
  • What a nuclear warhead experience taught Rick about doing the right thing
  • It’s all about prevailing - strategies for your health and success
  • You are going to get knocked down, but you will get back up
  • The importance of not taking moments of adversity personal
  • A hashtag you need to follow: #joyfulleaders
  • How to take care of not only yourself, but to shepherd your community as well
  • Power of gratitude and forgiveness 
  • Enemy vs Adversary
  • Intentional vs inadvertent dunkings
 
Rick Jetter and Rebecca Coda Resources:
 
www.rickjetter.com
www.rebeccacoda.com
www.leadershipdunktank.com
www.digitalnativenetwork.net
 

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Oct 25, 2017
Rusty May is the Director of the Bullying & School Safety Foundation, co-author of “Time In Teaching”, the creator of SchoolToolsTv.com and a national teacher trainer for the Center for Teacher Effectiveness. May inspires educators to connect more completely with all their students by training them to be assertive classroom managers and positive disciplinarians which results in more teachable time and time on task, better academic outcomes, increased job satisfaction and their students acquiring the basic behavioral skills they need to succeed in school and in life. May has conducted over 500 trainings, workshops, keynotes and breakouts in on these ideas since 2005.
 
Rusty May Show Highlights
 
  • As a counselor, Rusty realized that his main clients were teachers, not students
  • How to support the human “being” not the human “doing”
  • Do you keep notes on your conversations?
  • The story of starting School Tools TV
  • Zone or Man defense in middle school basketball
  • Zero tolerance policies don’t work
  • How to establish positive classroom environments
  • I do. We do. You do.
  • Punishment is about me. Discipline is about teaching the appropriate behavior.
  • Norms and expectations should be personalized
  • Teaching kids strengths and how to help them grow
  • How to deal with ego
 
Rusty May Resources
 
Rusty on Twitter
 
School Tools TV Website
 
Email Rusty
 
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
 
Mindset by Carol Dweck
 

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Oct 20, 2017
Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step (launching February 2017).
 
He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.
 
He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.
 
Josh Spodek originally appeared on Episode 079.
 
Josh Spodek Show Highlights
  • Science is about the beauty of nature
  • Josh’s interest in conservation
  • How depravation and sacrifice learned to discovery and joy
  • Do you suppress information that doesn’t align with your beliefs
  • The power of living your values
  • Your life gets better as a result of change
  • Have you influenced 1 today?
  • What is your daily challenge?
  • And have you challenged someone to something today?
  • Doing hard things builds experience that will push you through future challenges
Josh Spodek Resources:
 
Joshua’s website
Joshua’s book & course
Joshua on Twitter
Reviews of Josh’s cooking: it’s delicious!
 

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Oct 18, 2017
After working in the addiction field for over 15 years both as a counselor and pharmaceutical representative, Megan Peterson knew there could be a better way that patients could get help. She took action and started 2nd Chance Counseling Service She believes that patients deserve that 2nd, 3rd, 10th, etc, chance. As long as you are willing to put in the work she will be there to help. Certain times in life, we may need professional counseling, why be limited by our schedules, work, family commitments, and the list goes on. Megan provides an easy solution that is just as cost efficient as current counseling solutions and provides more flexibility, easy use, and offers more choices for patients. She truly believes the Telemedicine platform fits in with the future of treatment and is here to stay!
 
Megan Peterson Show Highlights:
 
  • Definition of telemedicine and how it can help schools (especially in rural areas)
  • How schools can get involved with telemedicine providers
  • The genesis story  of 2nd Chance Counseling
  • How Oprah’s “Live Your Best Life” brewed the creative solution to addiction therapy
  • Who am I? Why me? and Kuyahanjwa-sized dreams …
  • Plans change and that’s okay. Be flexible. 
  • Drug epidemics and how it has progressed.
  • Helping students with addiction.
  • Ask the people you serve 👉 Tell me what you like and what you don’t like. 
  • Think. Do. Get.
  • Preparing for the roller coaster.
 
Megan Peterson Resources:
 
Email Megan
 
Megan’s website 2nd Chance Counseling
 
LinkedIn
 
Twitter
 
Facebook
 
"You’re either gonna define yourself, for yourself, or you’re gonna let somebody else define you"
 
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
 
4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
 
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
 

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Oct 12, 2017
This is a Bonus episode with Moms as Principals. I hope you enjoy the discussion as we talk about how to lead both at home and at school.
 
Kelley Begley McCall is currently in her 18th year of in education and the principal and lead learner of Graber Elementary in Hutchinson, Kansas. She’s also a Code.org Affiliate and spends several Saturdays a year training teachers how to incorporate computer science and coding in the classroom. She’s passionate about trauma informed schools, project-based learning and giving students many opportunities to solve real world problems while connecting with the community.
 
Liz Garden is currently in her 9th year of educational leadership.  She has been the principal of Florence Roche Elementary School in Groton, MA for the past 5 years.  Before becoming the principal of the school, she served as the assistant principal for two years.  She was also an early childhood administrator for 3 years.  Liz taught for 13 years before moving into administration.  She loved working with students of all ages, having taught pre-school students all the way to high school biology.  Liz believes that every student can learn, and every student deserves teachers who believe in them, care about them and give them opportunities to be successful.  She is passionate about the power of words, and works to instill a love of reading and writing in her students and staff.  Liz loves that her job means she is constantly growing and learning alongside kids and adults!
 
Lynn Colon is the proud Principal of Mary Williams Elementary in Northern VA. A native from Puerto Rico, Lynn is passionate about equity, diverse learners, and making technology available to all students regardless of their language, learning ability or social background. She believes every school should strive to deliver the “Disney Experience” to all stakeholders. A lot of her work is built on collaboration, personalized learning for students and staff, and delivering magical moments to students.
 
Claire Giardino is currently in her 16th year in education. She is the Principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to being a Principal she was a teacher for 11 years in Fairfax, VA. Claire is dedicated, energetic, positive and resourceful leader with proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe and joyous learning environment. She ensures a school culture that nurtures growth for staff, students and the community at large.
 
Lindsy Stumpenhorst is a 3-5 elementary principal in Sterling, Illinois, a rural community two hours west of Chicago. She has taught grades ranging from 3rd to 8th, also spending time as an RTI specialist and an associate principal before moving into a lead learner role. She expects her students and staff to work hard, but she doesn't expect them to do it alone.She believes that education can be exciting and fun, as well as impactful and metacognitive.  Most days you will find her providing staff with learning and growing experiences in-between games of soccer or tetherball with students at recess.
 
Melissa Kartsimas is in her 7th year as the principal of Kennedy Elementary School in Schiller Park, IL, which serves 800 wonderful students, PreK-3rd grade. Melissa previously taught 3rd grade, as well as serving as a Curriculum Facilitator. Melissa is a former Illinois Computing Educator of the Year is passionate about bringing together best practices for students & 1:1 technology to further enhance student learning. She is a wife and mom to two children.
 
Tracey Allen is the Director of Professional Learning for Butte County Office of Education in Northern California. Tracey has had the privilege of being an elementary school teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, and principal of an elementary school. Tracey also takes pride in being a connected educator and growing her PLN with other enthusiastic and innovative educators. You can follow Tracey on Twitter @PrincipalTallen. In addition, you can read her latest blog on https://momsasprincipals.wordpress.com/ or connect with her via Voxer: traceyallen409
 
Moms as Principals Show Highlights
  • The origin story of #momsasprincipals
  • How to be brave an click publish
  • Taking risks with staff is easy, with the public it is tougher …
  • How Claire was pushed to explore social media
  • Why it’s important to be vulnerable with failures
  • We’re not half in … we are all in at work and at home
  • Tips for balance to serve well at school and at home
  • Fantastic ways to build relationships with your staff
 
Moms as Principals Resources
 
Website
 
Connect with everyone on Twitter …
 
Liz Garden @PrincipalGarden 
Lindsy Stumpenhorst @lmstump 
Kelley McCall @mccall_kelley 
Lyn Colon @TheColon_s 
Tracey Allen @PrincipalTallen 
Melissa Kartsimas @TeacherMelissa 
Claire Giardino @cgiardino3
 

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Oct 11, 2017
Mitch Weathers is a high school teacher, adjunct college professor, and the creator and founder of Organized Binder. Mitch designed Organized Binder to help struggling students gain daily exposure to the non-cognitive skills and executive function needed to achieve in the classroom. Together with the Organized Binder Team he now helps teachers, schools, districts, and colleges implement the various versions of the system both nationally and internationally. Universities such as Stanford and Dominican University invite him to work with teacher candidates and he works with the new teacher support programs TIPS and BTSA to help beginning teachers adopt the system. Mitch speaks nationally at conferences like CTA, CLS, and NSTA. He is also formally advises a number of education technology companies and start-ups.
 
Mitch Weathers Highlights
  • Missing kids working in the non-profit sector brought Mitch to education 
  • Mitch’s love for Geology and it’s transfer to students
  • It’s not about me “Mindset”
  • Leadership through leading the Science Department
  • Connecting his staff as a community through grade-level alignment
  • Multiply the “I can’t believe what I’m seeing …” culture
  • Be realistic about who you have as students
  • How Organized Binder works and why your students should use it …
  • Deficit vs Asset lenses
  • Wheat vs Weeds parable
  • How meeting families and inviting participation increased family engagement
  • Developing empathy through interviewing families
 
Mitch Weathers Resources
 
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
 
Organized Binder website
 
Email Mitch
 

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Oct 5, 2017
Kyle Wagneris the current Middle School Program Director at IMS in Hong Kong and the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers school leaders to lead change and improve student learning through simple, innovative strategies and teaming structures. He is also the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book "The Power of SIMPLE" documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for school transformation. Kyle is also a former educator at High Tech High, the school featured on the hit documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.” He holds a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. 
 
Kyle Wagner originally was my guest in Episode 085.
 
Kyle Wagner
  • Kyle’s definition of project based learning
  • Are you addressing local needs through your projects?
  • Authenticity is the key
  • Structure is key to the fluidity of project based learning
  • The best project Kyle has ever seen
  • How project based learning flips “traditional” school on its head
  • Kyle’s new project based learning course
 
Kyle Wagner Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email Kyle
 
From Childhood to Adolescence
 

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Oct 4, 2017
John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than 2 million copies in more than a dozen languages, including the New York Times bestseller The Red Circle (with former Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb) and the bestselling worldwide classic The Go-Giver (with Bob Burg). His Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as Best Leadership Book of 2011. John performed his first composition, a musical score for Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound, in Greece, at the play’s original venue, when he was 13, and won the BMI Awards for Student Composers at 15. At 17 he spearheaded a group of students who founded their own high school, and after graduating joined the faculty. He concertized on the cello before turning to careers as an entrepreneur and author.
 
John David Mann Show Highlights:
  • Go-givers vs Go-getters
  • Steps to putting people first
  • Are you a friend or a creditor?
  • Give trust to get trust
  • You only lead as far as you grow
  • Assume the best of your people
  • Leadership lessons from Navy SEAL Snipers
  • The power of self-noticing
  • What can I do to make the cranky colleague’s life 1% better
  • Story of John starting his own school as a high school student
  • Keep talking, keep thinking, keep dreaming
  • Give away power and you’ll get more of it
 
John David Mann Resources:
 
Go-Giver Leader
Go Giver Teacher Edition
The Red Circle
The Recipe
 
John’s Website
 
John on Twitter
 
Best Classical Music to Listen to According to John David Mann:
 
BachChaconne D Minor Violin
Brahms 3rd Symphony
Sibelius 5th Symphony
 
Some of John’s articles:
 

 

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  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

Sep 27, 2017
Dr. Mike St. Pierre is the Executive Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, a national association of professional campus ministers, serving on over 350 campuses.  Prior to his current role, Mike was a school president for seven years in New Jersey.  Mike’s doctoral dissertation explored the impact of technology on secondary school students and their ability to collaborate.  He and his wife, Cary have four children.  
 
 
Mike St. Pierre Show Highlights
 
  • How technology impacts students ability to collaborate
  • The power of focus
  • Why you need to theme days and how Mike does it
  • Leaders should be fair, firm, and friendly
  • Tactics to demonstrate that you care
  • Is this right for my community and can we get behind it?
  • Invest in people early
  • Float the balloon: Check yourself ninja-tactics …
  • How Mike uses silence in the morning
  • Sunday night staff meetings (with the family)
  • Ways to show that you are getting better too
  • Just do the work
 
Mike St. Pierre Resources
 
Gritby Angela Duckworth
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile
 
Mike’s Blog
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Insta
Mike on FB
Mike on LinkedIn
 

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Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

Sep 20, 2017
Jeremy Barnhart is a co-owner and VP of Franchise Development at Apex Fun Run. He has a background in accounting/finance and a variety of other business ventures. Apex Fun Run’s passion is to help teachers (10% of the funds raised go to the teacher), as well as students and schools. The company partners with schools to raise funds for equipment and other campus needs. The concept incorporates a two-week characterbuilding and leadership program that culminates with a student “run” to raise donations for schools. Students ask people they know to pledge money for each completed lap, between 26-36. Young and enthusiastic Apex staff members lead the program, and all students get jerseys and prizes for jobs well done. Apex Fun Run raises more money for schools than any other fundraiser, averaging about $23,000. Jeremy and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona with their 3 sons who keep him active and busy coaching their basketball, football, and baseball teams.
 
Jeremy Barnhart Show Highlights
  • Lead by example
  • Do the right thing by people
  • Why knowing enough to be dangerous is dangerous
  • Are you a list guy or gal?
  • Apex Fun Run was started in passion and need
  • Fundraising "my way”
  • 3 core issues Apex Fun Run helps with
  • Schools keeps 50-70% of funds raised
  • How to get involved to raise $23K for your school or become a franchisee
  • POWERED-UP leaders and LEGENDS
 
Jeremy Barnhart Resources
 
Get involved with Apex Fun Run
 
Connect on Twitter
 

Join my hybrid group coaching

& leadership development community

Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444

Create winning cultures

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Lead with courage & integrity 

 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

DID YOU LIKE THE SHOW?  iTunes SUBSCRIBE HERE!

SHOW SOME LOVE: PLEASE LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW

Grab your FREE 15 Phrases of Effective School Leaders 

Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.

 

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

Sep 13, 2017
Connie Hamilton is a part time curriculum director in the rural area of Saranac Community Schools. Her career path led her from teaching elementary and middle school to being an instructional coach and principal positions in both elementary and secondary levels. When she's not serving the staff, students, and community in her district, Connie offers professional development to schools across the nation on topics such as leadership, questioning, literacy and best practices. 
 
Connie originally starred in Episode 062.
 
Connie Hamilton Show Highlights:
  • How BLBS can make you popular … “a big deal”
  • Why being a great listener is key to being a strong leader
  • Listening can help diffuse difficult situations
  • Permission is key to listening and influence
  • How to use the 5 love languages as a leader
  • The importance of breakfast for dinner
  • Playbook for job-embedded PD
  • "They don’t need to know" is dangerous
  • Do you value compliments?
 
 
Show Resources:
 
5 Love Languages book
 
5 Love Languages quiz
 
Visible learning
 
Never eat alone
 
Connect with Connie on Twitter
 

Join my hybrid group coaching

& leadership development community

Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444

Create winning cultures

Focus on the essential

Lead with courage & integrity 

 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

DID YOU LIKE THE SHOW?  iTunes SUBSCRIBE HERE!

SHOW SOME LOVE: PLEASE LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW

Grab your FREE 15 Phrases of Effective School Leaders 

Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.

 

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

Sep 6, 2017
Chanie Wilschanski, an early childhood strategist and leadership coach. She works with EC directors to help them build a school of excellence. Schools that want to make a bigger impact by creating a collaborative culture, parent relationships and teachers as leaders!
 
Chanie believes that - No matter the stage of your school, the size of your staff and children or how big your budget ---- schools are powered by the PEOPLE!
 
As a mom of 3 little kids ages 2, 5 and 7, She loves to observe, do research and learn and make the time to read 2 books a week on leadership, school cultures, mindset and early childhood.
Discover Ed Consulting
 
Chanie Wilschanski Show Highlights
  • The story of DiscoverEd Consulting
  • How to embed the capacity of greatness in your people
  • The correlation between Parents and Leadership 
  • Your people are someone’s treasured son or daughter
  • The importance of using voice and video 
  • Plan your tomorrow
  • The "Block and tackle” method via Todd Herman
  • The EC Leadership Conference
  • Themes learned from launching the EC Leadership Conference
  • Leaders don’t have to know everything 
 
“When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.”
 
-Simon Sinek
 
Resources:
 
Chanie’s website
 
EC Leadership Conference
 
Turn the ship around 
 

Join my hybrid group coaching

& leadership development community

Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444

Create winning cultures

Focus on the essential

Lead with courage & integrity 

 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

DID YOU LIKE THE SHOW?  iTunes SUBSCRIBE HERE!

SHOW SOME LOVE: PLEASE LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW

Grab your FREE 15 Phrases of Effective School Leaders 

Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.

 

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

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