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Welcome to the source of information, questions answers and stories from North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year, Kathy Walker. Join me on the journey, as I lead, learn and laugh in the crazy world of the Assistant Principalship. Are you an aspiring AP? This podcast is for you. Are you a seasoned veteran? This podcast is for you. Are you just ready to be a principal already? This podcast is for you. Let's explore and learn together!

Welcome to the source of information, questions answers and stories from North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year, Kathy Walker. Join me on the journey, as I lead, learn and laugh in the crazy world of the Assistant Principalship. Are you an aspiring AP? This podcast is for you. Are you a seasoned veteran? This podcast is for you. Are you just ready to be a principal already? This podcast is for you. Let's explore and learn together!

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Welcome to the source of information, questions answers and stories from North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year, Kathy Walker. Join me on the journey, as I lead, learn and laugh in the crazy world of the Assistant Principalship. Are you an aspiring AP? This podcast is for you. Are you a seasoned veteran? This podcast is for you. Are you just ready to be a principal already? This podcast is for you. Let's explore and learn together!

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@YearofD

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Episodes

012 Reflections on Covid-19

6/24/2020
Episode 12: This episode marks the return of the podcast with some thoughts on the current crisis that exists in the United States and the world as schools go virtual, and I struggle to adjust and understand my role as a building leader and what it will look like at the start of the coming school year. More so than other episodes, this one will pose more questions than it answers, but I welcome your thoughts as we all adjust and try to define the new normal.

Duration:00:33:47

011 Talking PD with Sherrard Martin

11/6/2019
Episode 11: In an effort to provide a follow-up to recent professional development offerings, I chat with Sherrard Martin, Director of Secondary Curriculum Support [Twitter: @smartinISS]. Our conversations usually bounce all over the place, but the ever-present constant is always thriving to help all do what’s best for kids. We do try our best to stay grounded as we discuss some of the professional development offerings and what motivated those choices. We always strive for...

Duration:00:58:49

010 Live PD Remote

10/30/2019
We broadcast live from a staff Professional Development session on this day in the Year of Aping Dangerously. Fresh after finishing some professional development geared to the needs of secondary English and Science Teachers, I have an opportunity to chat with two teachers to gain insight on what they learned and how they plan to put it in use for their classrooms. Monica Williams and Rebecca McClain share thoughts and ideas as they complete a half day of professional learning. Year of APing...

Duration:00:30:26

009 PLN Connection: Jody Ratti

10/2/2019
This day in the Year of Aping Dangerously – we chat with AP Jody Ratti, who I connected with through the weekly Twitter #APchat, just one of several professional learning network chats we discuss. Ratti shares his ‘origin story’ – which, has some eerie similarities to a story I’ve heard before! Several great nuggets are shared as a reminder is made to “move with your mission” and to always “do what’s best for kids” – this is a can’t miss episode as we exchange thoughts from another day in...

Duration:00:37:50

008 New AP Spotlight: Aisha Santos

9/25/2019
I sit down with new AP, Aisha Santos, to discuss the transition from the classroom to the Admin Office. She shares her 'origin story' that has led her from a volunteer in her child's school to an Assistant Principal of a southern town high school. Our conversation tackles all kinds of new things that a new AP may face... from the mountain of emails, and discipline to the need to make sure you take some self-care, as well aa connecting with your peers and mentors. Links discussed in this...

Duration:00:36:24

007 Starting the School Year

9/11/2019
Episode 7 in the podcast features some thoughts and things to keep top of mind as you begin the new school year. The operational checklists and to do's that must get done to ensure a smooth start of the year. Additionally, some other things to think about as you frame your message and work for the school year. And oh yes, I make a major pop culture reference flub in this episode - find it and be the first to send it in a tweet with the #Ifoundtheflub @YearofD and we'll share some AP swag...

Duration:00:29:16

006 Instructional Coaches

8/29/2019
Sitting down with Instructional Coaches, we get an insight on how they build relationships and support teachers and administrators. Sarah Paslay, Traci Fox, James Worthington and Patrick Kosal are content specific Instructional Coaches who provide insight on how they work with new and lateral entry teachers as well as seasoned veterans. They also provide tips and suggestions for administrators looking to expand their influence as instructional leaders.

Duration:00:28:11

005 Our Kids and Other Books

8/15/2019
Episode 5 features a conversation with Frameworks Executive Vice President, David Taylor as he shares a summer read, Our Kids by Robert D. Putnam. Through narratives on the lives of students in Port Clinton, Our Kids looks at the impact of education through the lens of the American Dream. Additionally, in this installment of the podcast, I share some of my summer reads and 'to reads', including two books from the Hacking series; Hacking Leadership and Hacking Discipline.

Duration:00:23:12

004 Upcoming Topics

8/7/2019
In the fourth installment of the podcast for and about current and aspiring Assistant Principals we talk upcoming topics and take a look at some of the pieces of the AP puzzle. What are your successes as a building administrator? I talk about what I've learned on building relationships, and maintaining your balance in what can be a demanding career. We also touch on upcoming topics that hit everything from restorative justice, to unconscious bias and equity in education. Continue the...

Duration:00:25:35

002 Heather Dollevoet

7/24/2019
In this sit down with newly named North Iredell Middle School Assistant Principal, Heather Dollevoet we discuss her digital learning and how she used Kim Bearden’s book Talk to Me to inform her staff on principles of communication. Additionally, digital competencies were enhanced through online learning in the Hive Summit and the Ditch Summit. Links: Be Real by Tara Martin Talk to Me by Kim Bearden Hive Summit https://www.hivesummit.org/new-page Ditch That Textbook...

Duration:00:24:54

003 Michael Culbreth

7/24/2019
Talking everything from transitions to Krispy Kreme – we talk to Michael Culbreth who is making the transition to elementary school following 20 years in middle school. As an Assistant Principal at East Iredell Elementary School, Michael will now face the challenges of first time students as well as a school that is dual immersion. This will be the first in a series of podcasts that focus on the transition of moving grade levels in the administrative role. East Iredell Elementary School...

Duration:00:25:03

001 Premiere Episode

7/23/2019
The Year of Aping Dangerously is a podcast for current and aspiring Assistant Principals. It's the place to share your story and get answers to the things no one prepares you for when you step out of the classroom and into administration. Episode Transcript

Duration:00:29:53