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December 6, 2023

Teaching Channel Talks Episode 81: School Leaders Should be Watermarks (w/Dr. Tim Schigur)

This week on Teaching Channel Talks, we are joined by Dr. Tim Schigur, a distinguished educator with a multifaceted career in school leadership. As a seasoned educational leader, Dr. Schigur brings a wealth of experience and insight to our discussion, centering on the intricate dynamics of school leadership, organizational strategies, and the nuanced decision-making processes that shape the educational landscape at the highest levels. Tune in as Dr. Schigur shares his wisdom and sheds light on the multifaceted challenges of educational leadership.

Our Guests

Dr. Tim Schigur is the Director of Procurement for Diamond Assets, working closely with schools and districts on technology sustainability planning and providing leadership consulting in teamwork and communication. He has an extensive background in education, which includes teaching middle school history and social studies, serving as an elementary and middle school principal, and orchestrating the operations of two school systems as a superintendent. Dr. Schigur earned his BA from Marquette University in 1992 and completed his Educational Doctorate (Ed. D) at Edgewood College. Connect with Dr. Schigur on his social media (@SuperinTIMdent).

Our Host

Dr. Wendy Amato is the Chief Academic Officer at Teaching Channel’s parent company, K12 Coalition. Wendy earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Resources for Continued Learning

Dr. Tim Schigur is the co-author of the book, Successful Middle School Instructional Technology, a companion guide to The Successful Middle School that provides a framework to develop a common language and approach to instructional technology in middle school.

Dr. Schigur’s book is one of the many resources offered by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). AMLE is an international organization for middle school educators offering a strong community of over 3500 educators, and high-level content and resources for teachers and leaders working with young adolescents. Teaching Channel is offering special discounts and offers for AMLE members, learn more and become a part of AMLE here.

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