Roman Nowak is a high school teacher from Rockland Ontario. He’s a student success leader, agent of transformation, and avid learner. He’s extremely passionate about promoting kindness in his classroom and around the world. In this episode, Nowak talks about his passion for kindness and his desire to bring that into each student's life. Later, Desi and Jack reflect on the dream of being yourself and not letting anything get in your way.
Esteban Gast is an entertainer, educator, and entrepreneur who is UBER passionate about storytelling as a means to learn, connect, and empathize. Gast co-wrote an outstanding teaching book called “Building Your Creativity.” He’s the co-founder of Scriptd and was the star of the TV show “Jungletown” which aired on VICELAND and A&E. Additionally, he’s been profiled in WBEZ, Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, and Brooklyn Magazine. Currently, he’s a speaker and trainer for CharacterStrong. Esteban is a gifted communicator who loves breaking down complex issues as he shares the power of kindness with the world. In this episode, Gast talks about storytelling, kindness, and living with purpose. Later, Desi joins Brielle and Hayes to reflect on Gast's inspiring stories.
Mandy Manning was selected as the 2018 Washington State Teacher of the Year and the National Teacher of the Year. She’s an incredible educator who specializes in English language learners for refugee and immigrant students at Joel Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington. She strives to ensure her students feel welcome, wanted and loved, and works to instill in them the belief that they are worthy of every success and the happiness they dream. In this episode, Manning talks about creating student success through relationships and connections. Later, Desi joins Jack and Brielle to unpack Manning's experience with helping students discover their why.
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.