Sept. 10, 2020

SchoolX with Jethro Jones

SchoolX with Jethro Jones

In this episode, Jethro Jones, host of the Transformative Principal podcast, talks about the release of his new book, SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves, that shines a light on how to transform the school experience for all stakeholders through design thinking principles. As a former award-winning principal in Alaska, Jones draws upon his past experience and the wisdom of hundreds of podcast interviews to design an innovative approach that teaches school leaders how to put themselves in the shoes of the people in their school communities, using that empathy to drive radical change. Twitter: @jethrojones. Websites:

Meet Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, is host of Transformative Principal, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. He is also the founder of Transformative Leadership Summit, which is like his podcast, but on steroids! While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle school, and three different high schools. This experience instilled a desire to provide the most nimble educational experience possible, so that all students, no matter how long they are at his school, can pursue their own interests and work to their individual potential. Jethro has always pushed the envelope on learning situations. As principal at Kodiak Middle School he implemented a flexible schedule that allowed students to have Tier 2 interventions and enrichments. These complex logistics are facilitated with the Pickr app. At Tanana Middle School, Jethro created a synergy program which enabled students to create a solution to make the world a better place. Over 100 different projects were created by students, some big, some small. Jethro has also focused heavily on disciplinary practices that reduce suspensions for African American and other minority students. Jethro has provided simple solutions to complex educational problems as a principal, district coach, library supervisor, and middle school teacher.

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  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website:

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