Leading Positive Schools with Jim Van Allan


In this episode, Dr. Jim Van Allan, Vice President of Schools for The Jon Gordon Companies, shares thoughts on how K-12 school leaders can create a more positive school culture through the Power of Positive Schools Program, a whole-school model built around a series of books from best-selling author Jon Gordon that includes The Energy Bus, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. The Power of Positive Schools Program is based on proven principles and practices to improve your school culture, leadership, teamwork and performance and includes the popular Energy Bus for Schools Program. Twitter: @JimVanAllan. Website: PowerofPositiveSchools.com.


Meet Dr. Jim Van Allan

Dr. Jim Van Allan is an accomplished speaker and trainer with clients across the country. He specializes in using a unique blend of audience-engagement and high-energy to make workshops and keynote speeches come alive. Jim is a Certified Speaker with The Jon Gordon Companies and has been presenting curriculum and material on behalf of Jon Gordon for over 10 years. He has conducted presentations on all of Jon’s books.

He is a Professor of Communication Studies with Keiser University where he teaches Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication courses. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Jim also has his Ph.D. in Education Leadership where he analyzed the impact of professional development training based on the best-selling book ‘The Energy Bus’. The research focused on how schools and organizations can sustain a positive culture. He resides in Palm City, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie, and two boys, Brady and Brenden. 


About Dr. Greg Goins

As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins.

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