75 episodes

Principals of Success is a podcast for current and aspiring female school leaders on a mission to create schools of excellence. On this podcast, we will explore the challenges, the strategies and the successes of the school leadership journey. Listeners will hear from fellow female school leaders and other expert female voices in the field on how to level up schools and leadership in a variety of areas including school culture, student achievement, finding your community of support and more. I will also share my personal reflections and tips from over fifteen years as a school leader. Together, we will get real about the work of school leadership and how to plan for success.

Principals of Success Shana Henry, Ed.D.

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Principals of Success is a podcast for current and aspiring female school leaders on a mission to create schools of excellence. On this podcast, we will explore the challenges, the strategies and the successes of the school leadership journey. Listeners will hear from fellow female school leaders and other expert female voices in the field on how to level up schools and leadership in a variety of areas including school culture, student achievement, finding your community of support and more. I will also share my personal reflections and tips from over fifteen years as a school leader. Together, we will get real about the work of school leadership and how to plan for success.

    74: Strength Based Leadership with Melinda Stone

    74: Strength Based Leadership with Melinda Stone

    In this episode with Melinda Stone, you will learn:
    Melinda's unique journey to leadership, how Melinda and her leadership team relied on their strengths to better lead their campus, and how she individualized professional development to meet teachers where they are in their growth and career.

    Melinda Stone is the Principal of James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas and a District Principal of the Year. She is also a professor, a member of a rock band, and a passionate advocate for female leadership in education.
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    • 26 min
    73: Grief & Growth on the Journey with Terri Fuller

    73: Grief & Growth on the Journey with Terri Fuller

    After unexpectedly becoming a fourth grade teacher with no background in education, Terri Fuller embarks on a journey of self-discovery and resilience as she navigates the challenges of becoming a principal and coping with the loss of her mother.

    You will learn:
    1. How Terri went from a marketing degree to an unexpected career in education.
    2. How she used her faith to power through a challenging period of loss and grief while transitioning into a principalship.
    3. How she has used her experiences to become an advocate for self-care in the workplace.

    Terri Fuller is an elementary principal from Washington, DC who has a degree in marketing. She has over seven years of experience in the principalship, and is passionate about servant leadership and the importance of taking care of one's mental and physical health.
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    • 26 min
    72: Surviving to Thriving: Learning How to Lead Like You with Beth Houf

    72: Surviving to Thriving: Learning How to Lead Like You with Beth Houf

    Beth Houf, a former teacher and current principal, finds her true passion for leadership through forging powerful connections, inspiring a culture of support, and leading like a pirate to make her school a place kids and staff run to get in, not out.

    Beth Houf is the proud principal of Fulton Middle School in central Missouri. She is the Co-Author of Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff. Beth also serves as a facilitator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She is also active in her local, state and national principal associations. Beth has served as an adjunct professor at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Missouri.
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    • 51 min
    71: Connecting Everyone and Advocating at the Principal Level with Evelyn Edney

    71: Connecting Everyone and Advocating at the Principal Level with Evelyn Edney

    Here's what I cover with Evelyn Edney in this episode:

    1. How Evelyn Edney went from being an English teacher to a school leader. 
    2. The importance of relationships in school leadership and how to create meaningful connections.
    3. Strategies for advocating for education and how to make the most of conversations with legislators.

    Dr. Evelyn Edney is the principal of the Early College High School in Dover, Delaware and a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals Board of Directors. 
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    • 21 min
    70: From Good to Great: High Expectations for Student Success with Brandi Leggett

    70: From Good to Great: High Expectations for Student Success with Brandi Leggett

    When Brandi Leggett, a passionate principal, takes on the challenge to transform her Title One school in Leytha, Kansas, she sets out to prove that all students can achieve at high levels.  In this episode you will hear: 

    1. How Principal Leggett builds community and encourages high achievement among her students in a high poverty school.
    2. How she engages families with a variety of events, such as STEM night, culture night, and family game night.
    3. How she creates exposure for her students by taking them on college campus tours and introducing them to post-high school opportunities.

    Brandi Leggett is an elementary principal and she is intentionally changing the stereotypical narrative for high poverty schools. 
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    • 23 min
    69: Unlocking Success by Valuing Educators & Building Trust with Aleli Vazquez

    69: Unlocking Success by Valuing Educators & Building Trust with Aleli Vazquez

    In this episode with Dr. Aleli Vazquez, you will learn:
    1. Investing in Teacher Empowerment: How does Dr. Vazquez make sure her teachers build strong relationships with students and feel empowered in their roles?
    2. Creative Outreach Strategies: How does she use creative activities and themes to engage her staff and build a strong school community?
    3. Magic Makers: What is Dr. Vazquez's approach to including support staff in school activities, and what is her philosophy on recognizing everyone as "magic makers"?

    Dr. Aleli Vazquez is an 18-year education veteran and principal of the Orange County Public School District in Florida. She takes a new approach to traditional leadership, investing in her teachers and creating a joyful and supportive environment for her staff and students.
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    • 23 min

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40 Ratings

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Great for all leases!

Although this podcast is designed to highlight female school leaders, anyone wanting to improve and enhance their leadership skills will want to listen and learn.

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Dr. Rios was super informative and great

Wow! What an episode to help school leaders organize their life! Looking forward to part two!

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Authentic and Inspiring

This podcast captures authentic voices in educational leadership. Love to hear these wonderful voices amplified! You will be inspired as you listen to each leader share nuggets of wisdom.

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