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SEEing to Lead

Sep 27, 2021

Liz Garden is the principal of the Dr. Leroy E Mayo Elementary School in Holden, MA.  She has been an administrator for fourteen years and taught at various levels for eleven years.  She blogs regularly for her staff at  Liz has presented on various topics locally and nationally.  She served on the Scholastic Principal Advisory Board. She is an editorial advisor for NAESP's Principal Magazine and was selected to serve on NAESP's National Coronavirus Task Force. Liz is also the Vice President for the Massachusetts School Administrator's Association. When she is not molding future minds as an instructional leader, Liz is dealing with her reading addiction, keeping Amazon in business, listening to her musician husband sing, and chasing around her wild kids!

Key Takeaways:

  • Lead by example in all situations.
  • Liz Garden's 8 steps to successful change.
  • A roadmap on how to support, engage, and empower teachers.
  • The importance of visiting other schools when looking to change programming.
  • Do not shy away from hard conversations.
  • Have open, authentic conversations to help facilitate change.
  • Become part of your school community by building authentic personal relationships.
  • Be creative to encourage students to learn.


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