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Welcome to the In AWE Podcast where we amplify women by sharing their unique stories and empower a community through the mission in their message. Series formats highlight incredible women who leave us in awe of their impact on our world. The podcast is a feature developed by Sarah Johnson, former English teacher and school principal turned author and entrepreneur. Join our community by using the #InAWEPodcast hashtag.

In AWE Podcast with Sarah Johnson Sarah Johnson

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Welcome to the In AWE Podcast where we amplify women by sharing their unique stories and empower a community through the mission in their message. Series formats highlight incredible women who leave us in awe of their impact on our world. The podcast is a feature developed by Sarah Johnson, former English teacher and school principal turned author and entrepreneur. Join our community by using the #InAWEPodcast hashtag.

    Episode 152: Sponsorship Spotlight-In AWE of Tom Murray

    Episode 152: Sponsorship Spotlight-In AWE of Tom Murray

    Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of All4Ed, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools® and Digital Learning Day. An ASCD best-selling author, Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the "2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year," by EdTech Digest, the "2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year," one of "20 to Watch" by NSBA in 2016, and the "Education Policy Person of the Year" by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017. His most recent book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime, was released in October of 2019.

    Prior to moving to his role in Washington, D.C., Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is most passionate about creating cultures of innovation where teachers are empowered to create the types of learning experiences today's modern learners need to thrive. In addition to his role at Future Ready Schools®, Murray works directly with school and district leaders for administrative retreats, opening convocations, and professional learning days.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    How our minds can open and grow as we learn and become exposed to other people’s stories


    Tom’s passion for creating more inclusive spaces for all


    And we dive into specific challenges female leaders face as well as ways Tom works to make an impact with his influence as well as shine light on the voices of underrepresented leaders. 





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    • 47 min
    Episode 151: In AWE of Kim Strobel

    Episode 151: In AWE of Kim Strobel

    Kim Strobel is a renowned motivational speaker and author of Teach Happy: Small Steps to Big Joy, sought after by schools, businesses, and organizations worldwide. With her powerful message about the impact of happiness on well-being and the pursuit of fulfillment, she traverses the globe, sharing her insights. Kim specializes in empowering educators and professionals, equipping them with the necessary tools and strategies to shift their mindsets, reclaim their happiness, reignite their passion, and lead with purpose.

     

    Drawing from her extensive background as a teacher and curriculum director, Kim’s ultimate aim is to inspire her audience. Through her engaging talks, she presents captivating research, heartwarming anecdotes, and practical steps for achieving life-altering results.

     

    In addition to her professional pursuits, Kim is a devoted animal rescuer, having rescued 187 dogs. She is also an avid runner and has an unwavering love for life.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Kim’s incredible story about how she found her passion for serving educators from a dark space in her own life and how she began her own business, 


    Her passion for positive psychology and the content she provides in her recently published book, Teach Happy: Small Steps to Big Joy,


    And you’ll gain some very specific strategies for boosting your own joy right here on the podcast with a happiness habit! 



    Strobel Education Website

    Kim on FacebookTeach Happy Facebook Group

    Kim on Instagram

    Kim on LinkedIN

    Twitter: @strobeledKim’s Book: Teach Happy

    Connect with Sarah Johnson:


    Sarah's Website


    Sarah on Twitter


    Sarah on IG


    Sarah on LinkedIn


    Sarah on Facebook


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    Episode 150: Sponsorship Spotlight-In AWE of Jim Wichman

    Episode 150: Sponsorship Spotlight-In AWE of Jim Wichman

    Throughout his 25 year career, Jim has demonstrated a deep commitment to fostering collective efficacy within each school he has served. Having grown up in poverty and even experiencing homelessness, Jim is acutely aware of the challenges that students and educators face every day. His innovative and dedicated approach, focused on "Respecting, Supporting, and Valuing," has led to ongoing improvements for students, staff, parents, and systems. As the former principal of a middle school serving 1100 students, Jim left an indelible mark on the institution, "shaking the world as he went by."
    In addition to his exemplary work as an education administrator, Jim has also established himself as a highly sought-after speaker and leadership coach, with engagements across the country. His expertise in organizational culture and employer/employee relationships has been instrumental in transforming school cultures and improving educational outcomes. Jim's commitment to education is evident in his service as Iowa's NASSP State Coordinator for four years, where he worked with elected officials to advance education policies.
    Jim and his wife, Amy, who is also a lifelong educator, have three children. Together, they form a family dedicated to supporting education and improving outcomes for all students.
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Jim’s passion for supporting leaders at all levels in educational organizations,

    His influences from female leaders in his own life that have helped shape his philosophies and leadership style,

    And we hear Jim’s energy for growth, learning, and supporting female leaders as he grew along his own journey to understanding the unique challenges females face in the profession.


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    Jolt 104: Awe-Inspiring Moments-Imperfect Consistency

    Jolt 104: Awe-Inspiring Moments-Imperfect Consistency

    Sarah shares insight around how we can live our own history and the legacy we want through imperfect consistency. Leaning away from the idea of striving for perfection and moving toward self development in increments boosts our own sense of satisfaction and success.



    Maybe this is the jolt you need right now to begin living your own legacy with imperfect consistency.




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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahsajohnson 


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    • 23 min
    Episode 149: In AWE of Michele Webb

    Episode 149: In AWE of Michele Webb

    Michele Webb has over 27 years of experience in education to include: teaching, administration and division-wide leadership experience. Having a business and marketing background, Michele has extensive experience in various industries including athletics, private education and K-12 public education spanning across four large school divisions. She has multiple credentials in facilitating workshops, keynote presentations, and coaching individuals to maximize their purpose. Her certifications include Maxwell presenter/coach; Gallup Strengths coach; Fierce Conversations and Covey facilitator. Michele has a passion to support individuals maximize their full potential. She has pioneered school and divisionwide initiatives that have resulted in sustained impact. 



    Currently, Michele leads the leadership development program in Prince William County Public Schools. She continues to be an advocate to educate our children in order to make a difference in our society. She strives to develop leadership by instilling life skills, resiliency and how to be goal-driven and reflective.



     Overall, Michele strives to inspire individuals to realize and achieve their ultimate purpose.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Michele’s journey from business and marketing into the classroom and what has led her to leadership development work


    Her insightful thoughts about keeping current in leadership topics and what it takes to lead today,


    And her dynamic upbringing helped inform her purposed leadership beyond the scope of her leadership titles. 






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    Jolt 103: Awe-Inspiring Moments International Women's Day 2024

    Jolt 103: Awe-Inspiring Moments International Women's Day 2024

    Let's celebrate International Women's Day 2024! Sarah provides a brief history of International Women's Day as well as Women's History Month in the US. You may be intrigued by the timeline and we hope you are inspired by the call to action!



    Source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/womens-day/background






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Refreshing + Captivating

Add this to your download list! It is exactly what you need to keep moving forward with powerful messages of hope and inspiration. I’m GRATEFUL to have found this AWEsome gem!

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It is so good to hear Sarah’s voice again! Sarah’s podcast is always the highlight of my day!! She inspires me to be a better person, and to find the strength to do that thru my relationship with Christ. Keep changing the world for the better, Sarah!

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Sarah is just what we need in this world. Through her guests, she’s created a powerful
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