Guest: Chris Smith
Chris Smith is a difference maker. This comes through in a variety of ways as a father of 2 amazing kids, a husband of one fabulous bride, and elementary school principal to 900 of the most extraordinary students and 100 exceptional staff members. He has accepted the challenge to quit changing the world and to be a changer of worlds. He loves deeply, laughs freely, and tries to always see the best in people and our world. He has taught elementary school for 9 years, served as a Middle School assistant principal for 2 years, and has been an Elementary principal for past 7 years.
He loves Cubs baseball, UNC Tarheel basketball, fishing with his son, dancing with his daughter, and eating great food with his wife and family.
- Being a difference maker
- Being a changer of worlds
- How school experiences shaped our futures.
- Stay true to your vision and mission
- Make your school a home
- “It takes time to turn your ship” and “Fight the right battles”
Books Mentioned in Podcast:
Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff
Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff
Contact Chris Smith on Twitter: @cashwellcs
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