"The superintendents that I have had the honor to interview on District Leader has demonstrated that they are the catalysts to transformational change in our public school districts across the United States, that is comprehensive and sustainable."
Luis R. Valentino, Ed.D.
Luis is the host of District Leader, a weekly podcast designed to move and inspire educators and non-educators alike. Luis is a career educator with almost 30 years of experience. Passionate and goals driven, Luis has highly developed instructional skills and recognized professional expertise in leadership, curriculum and instruction, career coaching, and community engagement. A catalyst and force behind education reform, Luis possesses the necessary skills to build, grow and maintain strong academic programs based on successful leadership, collective engagement and measurable results. Luis is an empowering motivator who seizes opportunities, drives positive change, builds consensus, improves raises consciousness. In addition to the podcast, Luis also publishes a weekly online education journal, at Wiredprofiles, and publishes for first-time authors at Valgar Publishing. You can read more about Luis here.
As host of the weekly podcast, Luis brings his expertise to the conversations, seeking to learn about each superintendent in reflective and powerful ways. The superintendents that Luis interviews on District Leader lead school districts from across the country that range from small rural and suburban to large urban. Luis encourages his guests to share their remarkable stories with our listeners, that provide great insight into the challenges and successes these superintendents face in leading their districts, and a gain a deeper understanding of how these incredible leaders affect change.
Luis' interviews highlight not only the complexities in the work of a superintendent, but also identifies the characteristics that defines these leaders in leading complex systems. They include, a clear sense of purpose, a strong passion and commitment, a palpable spirituality (religious and non-religious based), integrity, a deep need for personal accountability, and the ability to touch, move, and inspire those they serve.
Make the District Leader podcasts part of your weekly listening. We hope that you will make time from your busy schedule to listen to the remarkable stories told by these amazing leaders, who seek to transform the lives of their students, and to empower them to create a better future.
Enjoy the podcasts!
Luis R. Valentino, Ed.D.