Catina is a lifelong learner who models that for staff and students. She attends conferences and trainings to sharper her skills and presents as well to share her knowledge and techniques with others. She believes her PLN is her greatest professional asset, other educators around the world who push her to be her best, connect with students daily and challenge the boundaries and traditions of education.
Catina shares a little about her background, family, pastimes, and a loose pig running around the school campus (2:06)
From college to where she is today, Catina describes her career path (6:34)
How to know when it’s time to move to another school (12:45)
How to build trust with the staff when you move to a new school (16:57)
Why Catina chose to go into teaching (20:42)
How and when she decided to transition from teaching to administration (22:07)
Some health problems Catina faced due to the stress of trying to do too much when she first moved into school leadership, and how she overcame them, and her Three Day Rule for preventing catastrophes from happening (26:30)
Some of the lessons Catina took from the struggles of her early days in admin (34:00)
One of Catina’s best moments in school leadership happened right before the podcast (43:47)
The best leadership advice Catina has ever received (49:08)
Spending years as a teacher is great preparation for becoming a school leader (50:29)
Catina’s top book recommendations for school leaders (51:41)
Her advice for school administrators on working with students (53:38)
Advice for school administrators on working with the teachers in your building (54:42)
Three of Catina’s favorite quotes about education (57:21)
If Catina had a time machine, here’s the advice she would go back and give her younger self when she was just starting out in school administration (59:20)
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Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.
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