Positive School Culture Starts from the Top! 

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Make new hires feel welcome and make sure you have them added to school resources. Review expectations and make sure the school is set up for success second semester. Evaluate the school culture and get feedback from others. As we prepare for and begin the second half of the school year, this is a perfect time as a school … Read More

Episode 47: The Outsider’s Inside Perspective with Rick Morton

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

What can a lifelong entrepreneur teach educational leaders? Rick Morton has been a Jostens representative in Tacoma, WA for the last 21 years. His passion is to help every school he serves improve their environment with proven strategies and programs. Rick believes that Jostens Renaissance plays a significant role in helping schools go from good to great.  Rick says, “I … Read More

Episode 42: SEEing to Lead with Dr. Chris Jones

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

How can we make faculty meetings look different and build impactful cultures in our schools? Dr. Chris Jones is the principal of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Massachusetts. He is the author of the book SEEingtoLead, and the host of the podcast by the same name. I sat down with Dr. Jones to find some answers and to learn … Read More

Episode 40: Life Above the Line with Tom Cody

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

How does someone flip from being negative and broken to being the positive influence on kids? Tom Cody, a 40 year educator from Minnesota, made that transition and now trains others in owning their life and leading for positive school culture through his work with Top 20 Training. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show.   MORE … Read More

Episode 32: The “IT Factor” with Dean Packard

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

What does it take to cultivate meaningful relationships in your community? How do you ensure new staff buy in? Check out this conversation with middle school principal Dean Packard to find out. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show. MORE EPISODES