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SEEing to Lead

Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Carla Leejay is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a two-time graduate of Capella University where she obtained her Doctor of Education degree with the emphasis of Educational Leadership and Management in March of 2016 as well as an MBA. In addition, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Dillard University (HBCU), a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. She currently works at UNT in Denton, TX as an Adjunct Professor in the Educational Psychology Department and is a Curriculum and Instruction Director for a local charter district Dr. Leejay also works as a Real Estate Agent for eXp Realty, LLC. Carla is a member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated as well as the Order of the Eastern Star. She serves as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Girls Scouts of Texas, and a Deputy Voter’s Registrar for Denton County. Dr. Leejay is the author of Creating a Training Manual for Technology Integration in the Secondary Classroom. She has also authored, Unicorns, Affirmations, and Writing Coloring Book for ages 4-10. Lastly, Carla is the CEO of two businesses: Above All Publishing, LLC as well as Keys in Hand Realty Group, LLC. Dr. Leejay is a woman of many talents. She currently resides in Lewisville, TX with her two daughters, Chloe and Janiah.

Key Takeaways:

Connections are everything. Making sure you are in the right circles with people will open the doors of opportunity for you.

It's important to mentor students and let them know someone is in their corner supporting them.

You work as hard as the person you work for works for you.

We need to focus on the idea that culture matters more now than ever.

You can feel the climate of any building as soon as you walk in.

Leaders have to guide the self care piece.

We need to remember what it was like to be a teacher. 

Educators are there to entertain and teach students by making it fun. 

We need to stop being fearful of using and integrating new technology into our curriculum.