Transformative Principal
An interview style podcast discussing how to be a transformative educational leader in the K-12 setting.

In this second part of the interview with Bernardo Villar, we will learn about the following:

  • How Dr. Villar communicates with parents enough that they miss his communication when he leaves a school.
  • Twitter and Facebook
  • How Dr. Villar acknowledges the positve in every teacher and every student...
  • ...which leads to improved student behavior. 
  • What you can do to be a transformative principal, according to Dr. Villar
  • A focus on making sure every student feels comfortable in his school. 

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Direct download: Transformative_Principal_004_Bernardo_Villar_Part_2.mp3
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Transformative Principal 003 Bernardo Villar Part 1

This great interview with Bernardo Villar is broken up over two episodes. I hope you enjoy it. It was a great interview for me. 

Bernardo Villar is the principal of the Title I school Vae View Elementary in Layton, UT. In this interview, you will learn about the following ways Dr. Villar is a transformative principal:

  • Word of the year: rigor
  • How to get teachers to ask for help
  • How to not be defensive
  • How to ask for help and thus generate buy-in
  • How to run data team meetings
  • How to create an environment that invites students and parents to be a part of the school community. 

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Transformative Principal 002 - Interview with Sondra Jolovich-Motes Part 2

Jethro interviews Sondra Jolovich-Motes, principal of Dee Elementary in Ogden School District. 

Here is some background information about Dee Elementary: 

Dee Elementary, formerly dead last, sees huge gains in reading scores

Ogden schools see dramatic spike in student proficiency scores

Dee Elementary school grade

Links that JM talks about:

 Teaching Channel is one way JM helps teachers identify where they can use some help. 

 Annette Brinkman did some work with JM and Dee Elementary.

 University of Virginia Turnaround School Program

Books: 

Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools

Sponsor: 

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Direct download: Transformative_Principal_002.mp3
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Jethro interviews Sondra Jolovich-Motes, principal of Dee Elementary in Ogden School District. 

Here is some background information about Dee Elementary: 

Dee Elementary, formerly dead last, sees huge gains in reading scores

Ogden schools see dramatic spike in student proficiency scores

Dee Elementary school grade

Links that JM talks about:

 Teaching Channel is one way JM helps teachers identify where they can use some help. 

 Annette Brinkman did some work with JM and Dee Elementary.

 University of Virginia Turnaround School Program

Books: 

Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools

Sponsor: 

http://paperlessprincipal.com learn how to be a paperless principal. Remove clutter, streamline your processes. 

Direct download: TP_001a.m4a
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Tell me who to interview next! 

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Transformative Principal 000

Welcome to the Transformative Principal. In this first episode, I share my TEDxCSDTeachers talk from November about increasing our average daily attendance to 96% by doing one simple thing! 

Enjoy. 

Have a Good Life.

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