Assume the Good, Doubt the Bad – Dave Schmittou

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Entering his twenty-first year in education, Dave has earned a reputation for being a disruptor of the status quo, an innovator, and a change agent. Having served as a classroom teacher, school-based administrator, central office director, and now professor of Educational Leadership, he often uses real-life stories and examples of his own life and career to describe why and how … Read More

Northern Star – Nicole Padula-George

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Nicole Padula-George is the proud Assistant Principal of Instruction at Mastery Charter School Gratz Prep Middle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She brings over 12 years of experience at the middle and high school levels as a teacher, instructional coach, and STEM program director.  Mrs. Padula-George leads with heart, responsibility, and the mentality of putting students first.  Her mindset has resulted in … Read More

The Better Mindset – Chad Ostrowski

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Chad Ostrowski is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Teach Better Team. “I have dedicated my professional career to helping schools be better. While I’m not an administrator I work closely with administrators, teachers and stakeholders across the country to help them improve schools. This is possible from building trust, relationships and providing solutions to their needs that produce results. … Read More

Together We Learn, Lead, and Serve – Craig Smith

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Craig Smith is the Principal of Lake Norman Charter High School in Huntersville, North Carolina. He joined LNC in July of 2015. Lake Norman Charter HS has received a grade of “A” from the state of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for the past four years. LNC was designated as a 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020 “Gold Medal” school … Read More

Everything & Everyone Matters – With Special Guest James Ryan

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 James Ryan is the proud building Principal of Maplemere Elementary School in the Sweet Home Central School District (Amherst, New York).  James started his career as a social studies teacher at Sweet Home High School in 2007, worked as a Dean of Students at Sweet Home Middle School, and has most recently transitioned into his current role.  The theme … Read More