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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 #InAWEtoRISE hashtag.

In AWE Podcast 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 #InAWEtoRISE hashtag.

    Jolt 82: Awe Inspiring Moments-Affirm Your Purpose

    Jolt 82: Awe Inspiring Moments-Affirm Your Purpose

    In this Jolt, Sarah shares a story of how she was affirmed in her own purpose while traveling this summer to deliver a keynote meant to help the audience affirm theirs. It is a special story of how we are all inextricably tied with our stories woven together, which we can see if we choose to notice. #InAWEtoRISE 


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    • 13 min
    Jolt 81: Awe Inspiring Moments-Reclaiming Mrs. Johnson

    Jolt 81: Awe Inspiring Moments-Reclaiming Mrs. Johnson

    Sarah shares exciting news about an upcoming chapter in her professional life, a message about noticing the paver stones in our lives, and an update on what to expect from the In AWE Podcast in format from now on. #InAWEtoRISE


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    • 16 min
    Episode 123: In AWE of Janeene Mainor-Leading Ladies Series

    Episode 123: In AWE of Janeene Mainor-Leading Ladies Series

    Janeene Mainor is a Principal of six years at Springwoods Elementary in Prince William County Schools. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Janeene has completed studies at James Madison University, Old Dominion University, and The University of Virginia. She began her 23 years in education teaching 3rd grade and Kindergarten in Chesapeake Public Schools, After a decade, of working across the city in diverse school settings, she relocated to Northern Virginia continuing her career in Alexandria City Schools, where she almost immediately entered Administration as an Assistant Principal serving two Title One schools over 7 years. After marriage and the birth of her daughter, she moved to Lake Ridge, Virginia, to begin her first principalship in Prince William County Schools at Springwoods Elementary, where “It’s All Good in The Woods!”  Her passions include building a strong school culture that will outlast her tenure, learning about her students’ backgrounds, lives, and diverse cultures, and making the physical learning and gathering spaces for staff and students inspiring, relevant and comfortable. When not working, Janeene enjoys reading audio, hardcover, and digital books-several titles at the same time, live music, fellowship with family and friends, laughing often and out loud, and not being on social media.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Janeene’s experiences as a principal and her passion for leading as a whole person as well as the emphasis she places on leading her staff to do the same,

    She shares about her experiences leading during the shifts experienced during the pandemic,

    And we get to hear the awesome details behind her reluctant journey into titled roles as a leader after discovering her superpowers in the classroom.


    I felt instantly connected to Janeene with her positive outlook, realistic view of leading and living life as a whole human, and her contagious enthusiasm. What a gift to be able to share her voice on the show in this series to inspire us all. It is with joy, honor, and gratitude that I share with you Janeen Mainor’s Leading Lady story.

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    Springwoods Elementary School Website

    Sarah Johnson:

    Sarah's Website

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    Contact Sarah Johnson for presentations on Going Beyond Balance, Leadership Foundations, Affirming Purpose, and many more.
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    • 39 min
    Jolt 80: Awe Inspiring Moments-Leading Yourself

    Jolt 80: Awe Inspiring Moments-Leading Yourself

    Sarah reflects upon her daughters' demonstration of leadership in their unique ways, prompting listeners to consider how they can see leaders in all areas of their lives and be inspired by those around them---even their children.

    Connect with Sarah Johnson:


    Sarah's Website

    Sarah on Twitter

    Sarah on IG

    Sarah on LinkdIN

    Sarah on Facebook

    In AWE Podcast

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    Sarah’s Going Beyond Balance Facebook Community



    Need a high-energy, authentic presenter for your organization?

    Contact Sarah Johnson for presentations on Going Beyond Balance, Leadership Foundations, Affirming Purpose, and many more.
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    Episode 122: In AWE of Lacy Warren--Leading Ladies Series

    Episode 122: In AWE of Lacy Warren--Leading Ladies Series

    Lacy Warren is a wife, mom, a high school principal, doctoral student and runner.   She has been a principal for six years, mostly at the high school level but spent a year partying with preschoolers. Lacy enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, watching the Chiefs, Royals, and KU basketball.  In her free time....well she doesn't really have much but she enjoys prioritizing hanging out with friends and family.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Lacy’s experiences leading in schools as a principal, the challenges of being a principal during the pandemic and switching jobs during it, and her insights into meeting the challenges of leading and balancing life with a spouse and small children.

    She shares about how her passion her journey into titled leadership, and her focus for her doctoral studies, and

    we get to learn about her focus on self-awareness and the power it has had in helping her come through personal and professional challenges.


    I loved this conversation with my incredible friend, and I know you are going to appreciate her candor, vulnerability, and the insights she will provide. Throughout this conversation, I marveled at what a person can lead through in a year, and the beauty in Lacy’s story as well as how she will no doubt use her personal experiences and her studies to impact in ways I bet she would never even ask or imagine right now. I am so excited to share this interview with you. What an honor to share with you Lacy Warren’s Leading Lady story.

    Connect with Lacy:
    Lacy on Twitter

    Lacy's Email: lacy.warren@usd409.net



    Sarah Johnson:

    Sarah's Website

    Sarah on Twitter

    Sarah on IG

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    Sarah on Facebook

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    Need a high-energy, authentic presenter for your organization?

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    • 42 min
    Aspire to Rise Ep. 7: Alex Valencic

    Aspire to Rise Ep. 7: Alex Valencic

    Have you ever interviewed for a job and not received the promotion you were seeking? In today’s episode featuring Alex Valencic, Sarah Johnson and Joshua Stamper discuss the topics of working through the disappointment, establishing your relationship with your new supervisor, and the way to have transparent conversations about your goals.

    About Alex Valencic:
    Alex Valencic is an educator, former small business owner, Boy Scout, volunteer drug prevention specialist, unrepentant bibliophile, and a geek of all things. His professional teaching career began thirteen years ago when he began working as a substitute teacher for three years before achieving his lifelong dream of teaching fourth grade, which he did for seven years in Urbana, Illinois. He currently lives and works in Freeport, Illinois, as a Curriculum Coordinator in an EC-12 district. Alex's job duties include supporting innovative educational practices; planning, developing, and coordinating professional learning for all staff; and overseeing the social studies, career and technical education, physical education, health, art, and music programs in the district.

    Follow Alex Valencic:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alextvalencic

    Blog: https://coordinatingthecentury.wordpress.com/


    Resources from this Episode:


    “Thrive Through The Five” https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/195160038X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=195160038X&linkCode=as2&tag=aspirewebsite-20&linkId=3771ec6479ffb0b0c6be7e80ff4e4aac

    HBR Article: https://hbr.org/2019/12/you-didnt-get-that-internal-job-you-really-wanted-now-what


    Interested in being a guest on Aspire to Rise?

    We would love to hear from you here.

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    Sarah Johnson:

    Sarah's Website

    Joshua Stamper
    Contact: https://joshstamper.com/contact/




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    • 32 min

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