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Creating A Campus Culture Of Kindness & Care - Dr. William Rhodes & Penny Flores The CharacterStrong Podcast

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Dr. William Rhodes is the founding Principal of Robert & Felice Bryant Elementary School in the Katy Independent School District located outside of Houston, in Katy, Texas. Dr. Rhodes has served as a Principal in both a well-established school and a first-year school; both requiring the development and fostering of school culture. Dr. Rhodes has experience in various levels of public education ranging from Georgia to California to Texas as a Substitute, K-8 Teacher, Assistant Principal, District Human Resource Coordinator, and Principal. Through his experience working with educators he believes campus culture is a determining factor in teacher retention, parent engagement, and student success. Dr. Rhodes is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, GA with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education and the University of Houston- Clear Lake with an M.S. in Educational Management and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Mrs. Penny Flores has worked in education for 15 years as an elementary teacher and school counselor. She is currently the school counselor at Bryant Elementary. She is a graduate of University of Houston-Victoria with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary studies as well as a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, and School Counseline. She is an Advanced Trauma-Informed Certified Counselor. She is currently pursuing her Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the impact of SEL. She is happily married and the mother of three wonderful daughters at very different stages of life: a twenty-year old sophmore in college, a fifteen-year old learning to drive, and an eight-year old in second grade.

Dr. William Rhodes is the founding Principal of Robert & Felice Bryant Elementary School in the Katy Independent School District located outside of Houston, in Katy, Texas. Dr. Rhodes has served as a Principal in both a well-established school and a first-year school; both requiring the development and fostering of school culture. Dr. Rhodes has experience in various levels of public education ranging from Georgia to California to Texas as a Substitute, K-8 Teacher, Assistant Principal, District Human Resource Coordinator, and Principal. Through his experience working with educators he believes campus culture is a determining factor in teacher retention, parent engagement, and student success. Dr. Rhodes is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, GA with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education and the University of Houston- Clear Lake with an M.S. in Educational Management and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Mrs. Penny Flores has worked in education for 15 years as an elementary teacher and school counselor. She is currently the school counselor at Bryant Elementary. She is a graduate of University of Houston-Victoria with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary studies as well as a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, and School Counseline. She is an Advanced Trauma-Informed Certified Counselor. She is currently pursuing her Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the impact of SEL. She is happily married and the mother of three wonderful daughters at very different stages of life: a twenty-year old sophmore in college, a fifteen-year old learning to drive, and an eight-year old in second grade.

19 min