Transforming Education: Leadership Lessons

Transforming Education: Leadership Lessons

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Hope is a Strategy with Noreen Bush

This episode welcomes the superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, the inspiring Noreen Bush. Noreen was named the 2021-2022 Iowa Superintendent of the Year and received the 2021 American Association of School Administrators Women in School Leadership Superintendent Award. Norene has dedicated nearly 30 years to public education, finding leadership positions out of her passion to serve more students and educators. After a stage IV cancer diagnosis, she hasn’t stopped using her life to reframe learning and leading - from clinical trials to school hallways.

In this episode, Gary and Noreen discuss:

· A servant leadership formula: setting vision, listening, learning then leading

· Leading from the seat you’re in

· Building hope as a strategy

· Choosing collaboration over isolation

· Shared vulnerability and practice

· Living life with hope and purpose

· The proving zone vs. the improving zone

Book Recommendations:

The Moral Imperative of School Leadership, Michael Fullan