Home Teacher Selling Actual World Change and Success in Colleges As we speak

Selling Actual World Change and Success in Colleges As we speak

Selling Actual World Change and Success in Colleges As we speak


This transcript was generated by AI inside Adobe Audition however edited and proofread by me, Vicki Davis. When you see one thing I missed, go away a remark or contact me. Some enhancing could have been accomplished for readability of written textual content. Thanks! 

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Vicki: Welcome to the Ten Minute Trainer Podcast; I am your host, Vicki Davis.

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Introducing Misa Sato, Finalist (And Now the Winner of) – NASSP Assistant Principal of the 12 months

As we speak, we’re speaking to Misa Sato about her outstanding work as an assistant principal at Reagan Excessive College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Below Misa Sato’s management, the college has obtained quite a few awards for pupil achievement and has seen vital development in its Worldwide Baccalaureate Profession Program. She is devoted to her college students and dedicated to creating various educating alternatives – actually inspiring. As we speak, we’re exploring her story and her impression on her faculty and group. She is certainly one of three nominees for the NASSP Nationwide Assistant Principal of the 12 months.

Observe from Vicki: Since this was recorded, Misa gained this award! Congratulations, Misa!

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Vicki: Thanks for becoming a member of us on the present, Misa. What are a few of the modifications and accomplishments you are most pleased with?

Misa’s Finest Accomplishments as Assistant Principal – IB Profession Associated Packages

Misa Sato:

One of many issues I am most pleased with is the expansion of our IB Profession-Associated Program. The IB Profession-Associated Program, a comparatively new initiative that began round 2010 within the IB, noticed Reagan Excessive as one of many first faculties licensed to grow to be an IB Profession-Associated Program.

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We gained authorization in 2013. Initially, this system supplied two profession pathways for college students – Info Expertise and Well being Science.

Addition of the Schooling Pathway

A couple of yr and a half in the past, we began an Schooling Pathway. College students usually enroll in this system of their junior yr or prior, doing career-focused coursework and fieldwork experiences and internships aligned with their profession pathways. This enables us to attach college students with the group and job alternatives at the moment obtainable in Milwaukee.

Development of the IB Profession-Associated Program

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And we all know that these alternatives are increasing throughout the US too. Presently, now we have about 175 college students in this system. We began with seven college students in 2013, so we have seen some great development. However I additionally suppose that development is tied to the job market that we’re seeing, with youngsters recognizing relevant jobs inside Well being Science, Info Expertise, and Schooling.

What College students and Mother and father Are Saying Concerning the Program

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So, what are the scholars and the dad and mom saying about this system?


The scholars are very invested. I believe they discover it intriguing to deal with one thing akin to a school main whereas nonetheless in highschool. They take Worldwide Baccalaureate programs, which may earn them school credit score, however in addition they get publicity to the group aspect, working as youth apprentices or interns.

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Misa: Presently, now we have a number of college students working as Licensed Nursing Assistants, and so they’re in a position to see how their coursework interprets to their potential future careers. That is actually thrilling for us, for the scholars, and for the dad and mom who’re glad that we’re serving to their youngsters make profession connections whereas nonetheless in highschool.

What If a Scholar Picks and Space of Focus and Decides It Is not for Them: Is {That a} Drawback?

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Vicki: So, college students do not have to attend till they go to varsity or post-high faculty to determine their profession paths. They’re making choices about their future careers a bit earlier, which does save time. So, what sort of impression does this have? It is a query I’ve heard lots about such a program.

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What sort of impression does it have if a pupil picks a ‘main’ or an space of focus after which realizes, “Hey, I am not on this, I wish to do one thing else.” Are they restricted in any manner by happening to varsity or altering fields? Does this restrict them in any respect?


Completely not. In actual fact, we encourage them to discover and alter their minds whereas in highschool.

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The fantastic thing about this program is that they have not but invested 1000’s of {dollars} in school tuition earlier than altering majors. They’re making these knowledgeable choices previous to that, and there isn’t any hurt in them switching or altering their minds.

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We encourage them to discover their pursuits in highschool so they do not should undergo this exploration section whereas paying for school.

The Hardest Questions About Implementing the IB Profession-Associated Program at Her College and How She Answered Them


However let’s take a step again. Change requires management, and new initiatives require management. Are you able to consider the toughest questions you’ve got been requested since 2013, your thought course of in that second, and the way you responded to these questions and led by way of the toughest questions?

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I believe one of many hardest questions was, “How are you going to construct a workforce?”

On the faculty degree, workers have lots on their plates, and there are a lot of extracurricular calls for on lecturers and directors. Attempting to construct a workforce of individuals that may construct capability and in addition maintain it’s a problem.

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That is one thing we have thought-about – how can we be sure that this program has workers concerned who’re actually dedicated to the mission however who additionally acknowledge that it requires further work to make issues occur and to determine these group connections for college students exterior of their workday.

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Misa: Constructing a useful workforce has been certainly one of our challenges, nevertheless it’s additionally the rationale we’re the place we’re at this time. We could not have gotten up to now with out the involvement of our workers.

How Did You Recruit Lecturers into the Program?


So, while you approached these lecturers as this system was beginning and also you have been making an attempt to recruit them to the workforce, what did you say?

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What’s been very useful is that I used to be beforehand a science trainer. Most of the lecturers on our workforce are science lecturers who’re invested within the well being science group exterior of the college. Leveraging their present relationships with group companions has been key. Workers are keen to take a position their time once they see that their group accomplice can also be a part of this program.

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So, they undoubtedly respect the reference to the true world. This connection aligns with the core vibe of the work that lecturers are already doing of their school rooms with their IB coursework. It additionally facilitates a extra seamless transition for the scholars.

Knowledge for Assistant Principals


So, as assistant principals worldwide are listening to this podcast, there are distinctive challenges with being an assistant principal, proper?

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What do you suppose a few of the largest challenges are? And what’s your encouragement to assist others in your identical place lead by way of the challenges of the present time? As a result of there have been pre-pandemic instances, then in the course of the pandemic, and now post-pandemic. It looks like all of our jobs have modified lots, proper?

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Positively post-pandemic and undoubtedly in the course of the pandemic. I believe my largest piece of recommendation is to be versatile. Pre-pandemic, we in all probability might have mentioned, “In 5 years, that is the place we wish our faculty or our applications to be.” Clearly, throughout and post-pandemic, everyone seems to be making an attempt to determine what that appears like.

Flexibility Is Required

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However, my largest piece of recommendation as an assistant principal is to be versatile. Your day is rarely going to go as deliberate. Issues will come up that you will have to prioritize over different issues. However we discovered in the course of the pandemic that flexibility from everybody is essential. And it is also important to be affected person with individuals, college students, and fogeys.

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That, I believe, is my largest piece of recommendation.


We at all times joke a couple of “be” perspective. I as soon as heard from a former pastor, “Blessed are the versatile, for they will not get bent out of practice.” And that is simply the place we’re.

Message to Assistant Principals

So, as we end up, you might be one of many three nominees for Nationwide Assistant Principal of the 12 months. What’s your message as you get alternatives to talk about the function of assistant principals?

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Many faculty leaders say, “With out nice assistant principals, it is actually onerous to have a terrific faculty.”


That is a superb query. From my standpoint, I see my function as supporting each the scholars and the lecturers. I really feel like a variety of instances, we’re connection between these two teams of individuals, making certain everybody can advocate for what they want. This has been extremely essential, particularly post-pandemic.

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We have seen college students needing much more trauma-informed care and lecturers needing much more assist in tips on how to deal with that with college students. I see my function as a connector, even with dad and mom, proper? So connecting dad and mom with lecturers is essential, and making certain this function exists in your faculty constructing is essential.

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Properly, Misa Sato, this can be a very thrilling program, and it does take management to guide and create applications, particularly in the course of the previous few years. It is thrilling that your profession program has grown a lot. Thanks for being on the present.

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