Welcome to the premiere episode of District Leader, a podcast dedicated to highlighting district leaders in public education from across the country with inspiring stories of their journeys, the successes and challenges they’ve encountered along the way, and the lessons they have learned.
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From The Conversation
I am a career educator, of almost 30 years. I have been a teacher, a site administrator, and a district leader. I have also taught in several colleges and universities. In the process, I have gained insight into the role that leadership plays in educational organizations, to meet the needs of students.
However, these podcasts will be spaces to bring focus to those district leaders who are taking on the challenge of transforming public education on behalf of 50 million students in our preK - 12 public school systems.
As listeners, you will gain access to the thoughts and ideas shared by these leaders, and hopefully leave with not only a greater appreciation for their work, but insight on the challenges and opportunities that exist within the institution of public education.
I will be introducing you to both new and experienced superintendents.
The podcasts will air weekly. We are launching with the first 3 episodes simultaneously, then following with one episode per week.
The District Leader email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can subscribe to the District Leader on iTunes
This episode is being sponsored by Isagenix, one of America’s leading health and wellness companies, and by Wiredprofiles.com, Education’s Daily Digest.
District Leader is part of the Valgar Institute, Education's Knowledge Network.
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Dr. Luis Valentino is a career educator, consultant, publisher, and leader. His commitment to the institution of public education, and his passion for contributing to its transformation has made it possible for him to develop initiatives that will serve the institution for years to come. More recently, Luis Valentino, President of the Valgar Institute, launched District Leader, a podcast for and by educational leaders, Brainery, an online platform for learning and teaching, Wiredprofiles, a daily education digest, and Valgar Publishing, supporting new writers in their passion.
Episode 000: Welcome to District Leader