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Education Pioneers shares stories of impact, insights, ideas, and opinions to advance the conversation about what great leadership in education looks like.
For those who know me, you won’t be surprised that I was pumped when the San Francisco Giants clinched their recent World Series victory and third championship in the last five years. There’s nothing better for sports fans than your hometown team taking the trophy against long odds. And I was particularly excited about this year’s victory because of what it shows about developing talent. On the Giants’ winning roster, 14 of the 25 players were homegrown talent, developed by the organization (including World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, who delivered a performance for the ages ).
Daris McInnis (GSF NOLA 2013) shares his experience in transitioning from military service to Education Pioneers. His best advice on taking on a new leadership role? “You just have to jump.”
I’m okay with being uncomfortable. In fact, I welcome it. While it’s in my nature to embrace change, I also seek discomfort. I believe that continually moving beyond my comfort zone is critical for growth and continuous improvement in my work. As professionals working in education at all levels across the sector, we need a heck of a lot more discomfort in our lives. We’re not doing any child in this country a service in accepting the status quo simply because it’s comfortable for us as adults. So how do we get more uncomfortable?
In this Pioneer Profile, Celia Garcia Alvarado, Executive Director, Western Region for Education Pioneers, shares with EP where she learned how to change a tire, the Latina trailblazer she most admires, and why she thinks of teachers every day.
At EP, our team is spread across the country. To help us connect with each other daily, one of the tools we use is Salesforce Chatter. There, we give updates on our work, ask questions of each other, and share what we’re reading. (In addition to posting pictures of our kids and dogs and birthday shout-outs, of course!) Here are some articles that we’ve shared recently: