Kristen Nan is an educator, blogger, speaker, and the co-author of the inspiring book: “All In: Taking a Gamble in Education.” She is the founder of True Grit, a foundation to create success in learning and life. She has been a 3rd grade teacher at Hopewell Elementary in Aliquippa, PA for the last 22 years. Nan has a passion for building relationships with her students, colleagues, and community. In this episode, Nan discusses her childhood and how that shaped her life and the person she is today. Also, Taya joins Lilly and Makenzie to talk about what it’s like to learn in an award winning culture.
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Dr. Jessica Long is a Clinical Psychologist in Kennewick, Washington. She has been a Psychologist for over 10 years with experience working with youth, adults, and families. She received a BA in Psychology from Sacred Heart University of Fairfield, CT in 1999. She helps many children, adults, and families deal with self-harm, depression, emotional dysregulation, and relationship difficulties. She has been a recognized community expert in helping children, adults, and families ever since starting up her own practice in 2012. In this episode, Dr. Long discusses the importance of seeking help from a trusted adult. Later, Ellie joins Taya and Makenzie to discuss the importance of empathy and how you can help your friends if they are struggling.
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Fabian Ramirez is an anti-bullying speaker and drug prevention specialist based out of Washington DC. Bully prevention is near to Fabian's heart simply because he was bullied in middle school and he knows the psychological impact that bullying can have on students. Fabian's personal mission is to get in front of as many students as possible and share his message and ways to prevent and eliminate bullying behavior on campuses across the United States. In this episode, Ramirez talks about how students can build resilience and stay strong to help others in our school communities. Later, Brielle joins Macie and Hayes to talk about how they can show resilience and stand up for those in our Wildcat Nation family that need us.
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Paul Casey is a national keynote speaker, author, trainer, and leadership consultant, who has been serving the corporate world for 24 years. Casey is the author of Maximizing Every Minute. He is a recognized expert on time management, and personal growth. He is an ACC-certified coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Master Trainer, and is a member of the National Speakers Association. He was awarded Solopreneur of the Year by the West Richland Chamber. In this episode, Casey talks about time management and the best way to work in a TEAM successfully in middle school. Later Brielle joins Josh and Jordan to discuss being a leader now in middle school.
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Lee Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a national public relations and digital media agency, based in San Francisco, that works with beloved consumer and technology brands. Lee is a highly sought after communications expert known for her business building acumen and insights. She is also the author of the Millenials and Management and The Boomerang Principle. Lee is recognized for creating high performing, positive, intergenerational workplaces. She is an expect in the field of leadership within the workplace. In this episode Lee talks about how to be successful as a leader in every situation, not just business. Later, Qurin joins Lilly and Jordan to discuss how they can start now in middle school learning to be a successful leader in business.
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Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, national keynote speaker and author of "BE Real: Educate from the Heart" and "Cannonball In." Tara Martin thrives on change and is an educational disrupter. She has been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, district administrator, and is the founder of #BookSnaps, and loves making learning fun and meaningful. Currently, she's the PR and Communication Director at Dave Burgess Consulting. Tara's ambition is to lead a culture of innovative change and keep social-emotional learning at the heart of education. In this episode, Tara talks about being REAL and her experiences as a middle schooler. Later, Desi joins Macey and Macie to discuss how you can be your authentic self in every situation.
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Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award winning author of six adult novels, and numerous young adult novels. Her fearless and authentic literature includes: Ghost Boys, Towers Falling, and Black Brother, Black Brother. She’s won the Coretta Scott King honor, the Jane Adams Children’s book award, and many others. She grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where she earned her BA in drama criticism, she also earned a Doctorate of Arts in English. Rhodes is the Founding Artistic Director and Piper Endowed Chair at the Virginia G Piper Center for Creati
ve Writing at Arizona State university. Her main goal is to inspire to live and make the world a better place. We have read and enjoyed her books. In this episode, Rhodes discusses her childhood and how that impacts her writing. She also discusses the importance of teaching young people about the world. Later, Hayes joins Qurin and Kian to discuss her influence on them and the lasting effect she will have on a new generation of readers.
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.