Finding time to gather insights and inspiration can be a challenge. For your convenience, we’ve curated a selection of podcasts sure to be of interest featuring NASSP Board Member Marcus Belin and State Principals of the Year. Whether you want to learn something new on your morning commute or take a well-deserved break, take a listen to the podcasts below.

District Administration: Cultivating a Culture of Belonging and Balance
David Schexnaydre, 2023 Louisiana Principal of the Year
Time: 30 minutes
Summary: In a conversation with Tim Hudson, Chief Learning Officer at Discovery Education, David Schexnaydre, former principal of Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan, LA, provides inspiring examples of educational leadership and practical insights for school and district leaders in three areas: Belonging & Growth, Fostering a Healthy School Culture, and Balancing Technology with Humanity.

What It’s Like to Be: A High School Principal
Marcus Belin, NASSP Board Member
Time: 30 minutes
Summary: Marus Belin, principal of Huntley High School in Huntley, IL, shares about the ins and outs of his job, from navigating parent concerns to handling the pitfalls of teenage social media to pitching in as a substitute teacher while serving as a school leader.

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Teachers Taking Charge Of Their PD
Chris Young, 2023 Vermont Principal of the Year
Time: 45 minutes
Summary: Chris Young, principal of North Country Union High School in Newport, VT, talks with Drew Perkins about his school’s “action research” PD program that lets teachers research ways to improve their instruction while earning university credit.

2023 Vermont Principal of the Year Chris Young’s students preparing pottery for display and sale at a community event. This project is part of his art teacher’s action-research on the impact of student artwork in community spaces. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS YOUNG.

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