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Leslie Kinard, Ed.S.

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One Word 2020 – Consistency

Twitter has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve learned so much from my PLN and I am grateful for Dr. Carl Lashley (@carlitude), who made our entire graduate class sign up. A few years ago, I learned about... Continue Reading →

We Cannot Answer Violence with Violence

Yesterday, my 15 year old son and I left home for one of my favorite pastimes...shopping! It was an innocent late afternoon shopping adventure and I was beyond excited to get to spend some one-on-one “mom time” with my teenager.... Continue Reading →

Leading Beyond Management – Principals and Assistant Principals Take on Instructional Leadership

The roles of both the principal and assistant principal are constantly evolving. We are miles away from the idea that great leaders are one dimensional school managers. Famous playwright, George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and... Continue Reading →

What It Takes to Be a Great Educator in One Word

What It Takes to be a Great Educator in One Word Heart It takes heart to lead. Whether you lead in your classroom or in the building, it takes heart to make the right decision -- that always seek to... Continue Reading →

Preparation: Moving Beyond Lesson Planning

I had the amazing opportunity to share with over 100 educators last weekend at EdCampWake. It was a fantastic day of teaching, learning, and growing! Everything from the welcome to the closing were nothing short of terrific. Brenndan Fetters (@Brenndanfetters)... Continue Reading →

What would happen if we only surrounded ourselves with people who sparked our potential and ignited our greatness? How awesome could that be?

This post begins with a sincere thank you to all the educators who continue to stoke their fires of excellence daily and those who are determined not to allow their light to be extinguished. Thank you for all you do.... Continue Reading →

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