To Lead is to Teach with Dr. Jim Mahoney


In this episode of the EdSpark21 podcast, Dr. Karen Garza talks with Dr. Jim Mahoney about his book, To Lead Is To Teach: Stories and Strategies from the Classroom to the Boardroom. Their conversation explores the impact of teachers, how good teaching and effective leading are interchangeable, and the power of storytelling.

Dr. Jim Mahoney is an educational leader, entrepreneur, and renowned expert on school leadership, culture, and staff and student engagement. He is also the founding executive director of Battelle for Kids.

Before Dr. Karen Garza became President and CEO of Battelle for Kids, she was most recently superintendent at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and Lubbock Independent School District in Texas.


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