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.

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