Jessica Johnson serves as the middle/high principal in Dodgeland, WI where she has completed her first year in that role after serving eleven years at the elementary level. When she isn’t busy running a school, she serves professionals as a consultant and speaker on the side. Jess is a celebrated author of several books including ASCD’s The Coach Approach to School Leadership and the one we co-wrote together with Jessica Cabeen- Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in education from Bemidji State University in MN, and her Masters Degree from Arizona State University and serves as an adjunct professor for educational leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse WI. Always the learner, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in education leadership from Edgewood College. When she is not out making the professional world a better place for kids, she devotes her passion to the three important men in her life, her two sons and husband.
In this episode, Jessica shares her journey that led her to not only develop her own vision for having a coaching mindset as a principal but challenging systems to allow for that style of leadership as well as creating space for leaders to adopt the mindset. She shares about her current experiences leading school through this pandemic, and we get to hear her wisdom around learning and leading. Friends, she is so busy but giving me this time so I can share her with you is just one more example of Jess’s service hearted mentality. I am so thrilled that you will gain from her insights today, and I am deeply excited to share my friend with you all again on this podcast. With much love, I bring to you, Jessica Johnson’s Coaching Story.
Connect with Jessica:
Grab Jessica’s Books!Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness
Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator
Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader