Enumclaw Middle School, in Western Washington, is a recognized hotbed of amazing educational leadership. Their Timberwolf Talk Show sets the standard for peer to peer character instruction. In this episode, Wildcat Nation is joined by Enumclaw’s Award Winning Leadership Teacher Karl Karkainen and two of his outstanding student leaders: Raegan and Natalie. Later, Hayes joins Desi and Audrey to reflect on how fellow student leaders are using their influence to impact the world.
Frank DeAngelis is an internationally reknowned speaker, consultant, and author. His new book “They Call Me Mr De” shares his incredibly powerful story as a retired principal of Colorado’s Columbine High School. DeAngelis helped lead a school, community, and nation from the horrific tragedy on April 20, 1999 through courage, love, heart, resilience, and recovery. He was selcted as the Colorado High School Principal of the Year and a finalist for National Principal of the Year. He recently recieved the Jefferson County Lifetime Achievement Award and the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Award. As a recognized expert in school safety, DeAngelis has supported communities across the country following incidents of violence and tragedy, including Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook. Mr. DeAngelis is truly a national treasure who continues to transform the school safety conversation worldwide! In this episode, DeAngelis shares the secrets to leadership, school culture, and overcoming adversity. Later, Hayes joins Taya and Josh to reflect on DeAngelis’ emotional story.
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Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 17 books including multiple best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and The Power of a Positive Team. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more. In this episode, Gordon shares his love of leadership and how to stay positive in every aspect of your life. Later, Ellie joins Taya and Macey and they discuss difficult times in their lives and how they are learning to stay positive and to be grateful.
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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.