Jennifer Klauss is currently the lead principal at Enterprise Middle School, in the Richland School District and has been in education for 18 years. After graduating from Kennewick High School, she played college basketball at Lewis and Clark College while completing her Bachelor of Science. Additionally, she obtained a Master’s Degree in education from Washington State University. In this episode, Klauss explains how character and relationships are critical to Whole Child education. Later, Macey joins Desi and Hayes to break down Klauss' grit and committment to Wildcat Nation.
David Volke is an award winning leadership teacher, Climate & Culture TOSA, and a CharacterStrong Presenter from Liberty Middle School, in Camas Washington. He was selected as the 2019 Educator of the Year for the Camas School District. With Volke’s whole child vision and the intentional service of student leaders like Madelyn and Olajuwon, LMS is creating an incredible school culture. In this episode, Madelyn, Olajuwon, and Volke share how CharacterStrong has transformed their school. Later, Elli and Brielle reflect on stand out wisdom from fellow middle schoolers.
Enterprise MiddleSchool received the 2018 ASCD Whole Child Award in Washington, for its award winning culture and the 2018 Global "Class Act Award" for Kindness. By creating a culture of kindness, service, and empathy we've taken student leadership to an epic level. We invite you to join in this student-led journey where we explore Character, Excellence, and Community with some of the best leadership minds. We'll be sharing interviews with authors, educators, experts, and even other leadership students around the country. Whether you're an educator, student, parent or just passionate about culture and leadership, we invite you into this unique platform focused on raising education to incredible heights.