Episode 64 – Dr. Brandon Beck

Adam DeWittPrincipal Leadership Lab Podcast

Guest Bio

Educator, Coach, Speaker, Father, Husband, Consultant

Dr. Brandon Beck is the author of Unlocking Unlimited Potential: Understanding the Infinite Power Within to Guide Any Student Toward Success. He is a National Board Certified teacher and also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. His primary purpose as an educator and teacher leader is a simple one: “To inspire people (adults and children) to have faith in themselves and believe in their inner genius.” 

He has been an elementary teacher for 17 years and a dual language teacher (English Zone) for over 10 years.  He is also a college professor, an editor and reviewer for AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, a regular speaker at state, regional, and national conferences, and is also an education consultant.

Dr. Beck is also a Mutt-i-grees teacher and National Trainer. Mutt-i-grees is a program designed by Yale University’s 21st Century in partnership with North Shore Animal League. The Mutt-i-grees curriculum is an innovative Pre-K – Grade 12 social emotional learning program that brings adopted shelter dogs into schools. 

Dr. Beck is also an entrepreneur and professional soccer coach. He is currently a nationally certified instructor for the United States Soccer Federation. In addition, he has coached teams that have won numerous state, regional, and national championships.    

Leadership Journey

One year into his journey with CodeBreaker – Author

Teacher in NY for 17 years

Outdoor Adventures for 3 years

Started in NYC public schools

Monolingual/Bilingual educator

College professor – teaching ESL

Soccer player & coach

Runs a small business – soccer programs

Doctorate & NBCT

Always felt there was something holding him back – turns out it was himself 

You do what you love and it doesn’t feel like work

Had no idea what Twitter chats were in April 

“Big large chain of connections”

“UUPotential” Stories – vodcast to connect people and record the conversation

Goal – to unlock the unlimited potential in every student

Being able to hear people’s real stories has been real powerful 

Professional Learning has been flattened 

UUP Stories – next book?

We rise by listening to others

Dual language teacher – being a monolingual

The last step of the ladder is Unlocking Unlimited Potential

Leadership Challenge/Opportunity

I’m a leader in my school.

I’m an entrepreneur; run a soccer company that serves 4,000

During COVID players signed up for soccer, but locked down.

Had to overcome financial challenges as a result

Found alternatives to engagement 


School year we had really brought out a lot in people 

People are innovative

Don’t forget about the importance of equity and race and SEL

We can’t go back to the way things were

Unlocking Unlimited Potential Book
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