June 10, 2022

Unconventional Leadership with Jessica Cabeen

Unconventional Leadership with Jessica Cabeen

In this episode, award-winning principal Jessica Cabeen shares the principles of Unconventional Leadership that includes putting people over position, taking big risks, and dispelling the myth that every school should have the "perfect principal." Cabeen, a popular speaker and author of four books on school leadership, also encourages principals to reimagine professional development for teachers by creating a "PD Playlist" that allows educators to "pick and choose their own adventure" on the path to their own professional growth. Finally, Cabeen talks about the power of being a connected educator on Twitter and why being called the "school mom" by her teenage students is the ultimate compliment in her daily work as a school administrator. Twitter: @JessicaCabeen.

Meet Jessica Cabeen

Jessica Cabeen is the Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. Prior to that, she was the principal of the "Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota", the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. She started her career as a Music Therapist and worked with adults with disabilities and adolescents in residential settings in Iowa and Illinois. She is the author of four books, including Unconventional and Lead With Grace. Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. 

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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