Episode Three of The New Principal Show! covers a topic that is critical to the success of the new principal: Communication.
Simply put, whatever ideas you have to make your school a success rely on your skills as a communicator.
Our special guests in this episode are great communicators.
Kevin Paul Scott (@KevinPaulScott) is the co-founder of ADDO International. Kevin Paul Scott has traveled to six continents and spoken to leaders from more than 100 countries. Kevin co-founded both ADDO Worldwide and the ADDO Institute. The ADDO Institute received the Governor’s International Award for “New Company of the Year” in the state of Georgia. The Institute works specifically in the areas of global leadership, student leadership, and thought leadership.
Jayne Ellspermann (@ellsperj) is the immediate Past-President of the NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) and also holds the distinction of being the 2015 National Principal of the Year. She has been a principal for 25 years at the elementary, middle, and high school level. During her 12 years as principal of West Port High School in Ocala, FL, Ellspermann developed a college-going culture personalized for students. Under Ellspermann's leadership, lunchtime became "PowerHour," a student-empowerment initiative Ellspermann launched giving students autonomy over an hour of their school day for academic enrichment, open labs, clubs, and other creative opportunities. PowerHour produced remarkable results: course failure dropped from 38 percent to 3 percent, the graduation rate improved from 68 percent to 97 percent, and participation in activities increased seven-fold to nearly 70 percent.
Octavius Mulligan (@Octavius77) Octavius is the principal of Tesnatee Gap Elementary School in White County, GA. Dr. Mulligan previously served as assistant principal at Cornelia Elementary, South Habersham Middle and Habersham Central High School. He left Central in 2013 after seven years to become the Assistant Principal at White County High School. He held that job for a year and a half before being named the director of the White County Ninth Grade Academy.