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 holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Masters in Special Education from the University of Saint Thomas, and her administrative licenses from Hamline University.
Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. Jessica is active on social media (@JessicaCabeen) engages with other educators looking to make all things possible for our young learners, and learners that are young at heart.
In this Episode, we discuss:
- The many ways Jessica mentors others through workshops, coaching, and the four books she has published.
- She shares a recent experience in needing to lean on a mentor herself
- And we learn about a special relationship she and her husband have developed that has layers of mentorship throughout
Each time I connect with Jessica, I am struck by her humor and visionary thinking. She is an absolute treasure with a heart for serving and mentoring, and I am deeply honored to have her in my life and absolutely thrilled that you get to have her in your ears today, friends. Be sure to check out her contact information where you can grab a book or two this wonderful woman has gifted the world. I am excited to celebrate with this 100th or 101st episode of the In AWE Podcast so be sure to hand out at the end for an exciting celebration opportunity. Now, it is my joy to share with you the Awe inspiring Jessica Cabeen’s Mentorship story.
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