This week we sit down with Bryant Shaw, principal at East Middle School in Aurora, CO. Bryant talks about growing up in a military family, his eight years in pro football, and the lessons he learned that have translated into education and running a middle school. We also explore Bryant’s leadership strategies, how he overcomes “learned helplessness” in his schools, and how he casts a vision for his students and their futures.

This week we talked about:

Bryant’s school in Aurora, East Middle School: https://east.aurorak12.org/home

Moneywise Article – “7 Ways Poverty Affects Education”: https://moneywise.com/a/ways-poverty-affects-education

The BEST Grant: https://www.cde.state.co.us/capitalconstruction/best

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