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Jul 30, 2021

This week on "Getting Unstuck," we chatted with Principal "Missie" Patschke on the need to build leadership capacity with all staff. The necessity of building the capacity of others to lead is not a new idea. It’s not universally practiced, though, because leaders typically get stuck trying to build capacity in one of...


Jul 27, 2021

In this conversation, we hear from elementary school principal Dr. Melissa "Missie" Patschke, a leader who instinctively gets how you build capacity in others. This interview is part of our “Unstuck” series, which focuses on school leaders who are not just getting unstuck, they’re already "unstuck." They’re...


Jul 23, 2021

This week we chatted with Assistant Superintendent Constantino “Costa” Aquilar regarding his district’s now six-year shift to broaden its students' post high school opportunities. The district’s shift is remarkable not only for its scope, but also because of the extensive communication that fosters it. We dug...


Jul 20, 2021

In this interview, "Costa" Aquilar, Assistant Superintendent of the Merced Union High School District details the shift his district started six years ago. This interview is part of our “Unstuck” series, which focuses on school leaders who are not just getting unstuck, they’re already "unstuck." They’re...


Jul 16, 2021

This week we enjoyed getting an update from Principal JoAnne Duncan. JoAnne first appeared on our show last October. She impressed us with how she tried to simplify her staff's approach to managing COVID by keeping them focused on what they could control.

We extended the idea of simple through the work of Carl Richards,...