Shelley Burgess has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators and Lead Like a PIRATE.
Beth Houf is the proud principal of Fulton Middle School in central Missouri. She is the Co-Author of Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff. Beth also serves as a facilitator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the Association for Middle-Level Education National Conference, The National Principal Conference, and many state and local educational venues. She is also active in her local, state and national elementary principal associations. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011 and the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016.
In this episode, we hear about both Beth and Shelley’s journeys into leadership, how they came together to write Lead like a Pirate, the ways they continue to amplify and support leaders, and we also get to hear about Shelley’s journey into entrepreneurship. These women bring authenticity and strength to leadership each day, and their messages in this podcast serve as empowering reminders that we can all be the leader we desire to be and we can continuously learn and grow into our best versions. I am so honored to share with you Beth Houf and Shelley Burgesses’s LeadHERship stories.
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