Episode #184: Mike Nagler

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Dr. Mike Nagler is the Superintendent of the Mineola School District, a suburb of NYC. Mike began his career as a social studies teacher in NYC. While teaching he earned his doctorate from Columbia University and accepted an administrative position with Mineola in 1999. He believes strongly in the district’s mission to inspire students to become lifelong learners that exhibit strength … Read More

Episode #150: Drs. Vicki Bautista & Gretchen Oltman

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Drs. Vicki Bautista & Gretchen Oltman are the authors of “What’s your Leadership Story? A School Leader’s Guide to Aligning How You Lead with Who You Are”. Gretchen Oltman is an author, attorney, and educator. She works as an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Creighton University, where she leads a program for graduate students pursuing degrees in leadership. She … Read More

Episode #43: Darrin Peppard

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Dr. Darrin Peppard is a former school district superintendent and currently a speaker, author, and consultant focused on what matters most in leadership. Darrin’s an expert in school culture and climate as well as coaching and growing emerging leaders. He is known for his keen insight, culture-first leadership style, and dynamic personality. Darrin shares his experiences from over 25 years … Read More

Episode #72: Dan Edwards

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Dan Edwards is the Principal of a large primary school in Leicester, England. Prior to working in primary education, Dan has had leadership experience in both the middle school and high school system. He is keen on developing positive school culture within his school and wants to ensure that no pupil is left behind in their learning. He believes positive … Read More

Episode #96: Bobbie French

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Bobbie has been an educator for over 24 years. She has been an elementary guidance counselor, elementary classroom teacher, special education coordinator, Title I Director, Preschool Director and Administrator. Her passion for making sure teachers have the professional learning community, appreciation, coaching and resources they need to be their BEST for kids EVERY day Many of these positions overlapped which … Read More