Episode 37 – Adam Drummond – Elevate the Voice of Leaders

Adam DeWittPrincipal Leadership Lab Podcast

Join Jeff & Adam as we chat with Adam D. Drummond, who has served as a consultant, manager, director, and keynoter for the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Adam’s servant leadership and passion for making a change in the world has offered him the opportunity to work with students, teachers, and leaders across the country and internationally. Adam’s mantra – 100% of the students, 100% of the time – offers the opportunity to engage teachers and leaders in supporting them in building their own leadership capacity and skill set to ensure that all students receive the very best education possible every single day. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders and Adam believes that we must create the conditions for students and adults to be lifelong learners.
Adam has served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, K-12 technology integration specialist, elementary and secondary professional development coordinator, assistant principal and principal. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor in education and educational leadership at various universities in Indiana. Adam holds a doctorate in educational administration, specialist degree in education with a K-12 school superintendent license, master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, and a bachelor’s degree in education with a concentration in mathematics.
Adam has served on the National Association of Elementary School Principals Board of Directors and was a regional winner and finalist for Indiana Principal of the Year. Adam was also recognized for his school leadership by Fort Wayne (Indiana) Business Weekly as “40 Under 40” award recipient and was honored by Ball State University Teachers College as an Outstanding Alumni. In February 2016, Adam was recognized by the Indiana General Assembly with a House Resolution recognizing his leadership as a school principal. Adam, and his wife Tiffanney, a high school CTE administrator, reside in Indiana with their sons Chase and Carson and daughter Carter.
Adam’s Edu Journey:
Teacher – elem/ms
K-12 tech specialist
Started doing district PD
Elementary principal
Opportunity came up to work with ICLE
Foundational Frameworks of the ICLE:
Rigor/Relevance Framework
Relationships Framework
Daggett System
Collaborative Instructional Review
Personalized Learning – Eric Sheninger – common connection, also partner at ICLE
Personalized, Blended Learning and the ICLE
Are we asking kids to think deeply?
What are the resources we have to support?
Where are the equity gaps?
Rigor/Relevance framework is timeless.
Book: The Instructional Change Agent
Most of the book written on the road
Deadlines
Turn off Netflix
Idea started in 2010
Podcast:
“Lead Change in Education”
Leadership Challenge:
First 30 minutes of the conversation with a parent, tried to defend… until she stopped him and said, “You’re not listening to me.”
“What role do you want me to play here?” Starting with this question before a conversation, meeting, committee, etc.
Hopeful:
Kids are more resilient; kids are still learning, despite a global pandemic; teachers – you have a lot to celebrate
“Pandemic or not, it’s gotta be fantastic”
 
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