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Transforming Education: Authentic Leadership and Systemic Change with Sarah Johnson

December 28, 2023 Jen Rafferty Season 3 Episode 10
Transforming Education: Authentic Leadership and Systemic Change with Sarah Johnson
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Take Notes with Jen Rafferty
Transforming Education: Authentic Leadership and Systemic Change with Sarah Johnson
Dec 28, 2023 Season 3 Episode 10
Jen Rafferty

Have you ever wondered what it truly takes to be a great leader, especially in the challenging world of education? 


Join us in today’s episode as we explore simple, yet powerful insights into authentic leadership with our guest, Sarah Johnson, an English teacher and school principal turned renowned author, speaker, leadership coach, and podcaster.


You’ll discover how to overcome imposter syndrome, trust your intuition, and understand why staying true to yourself is crucial in education leadership, as well as foundational leadership practices. 


We also discussed the challenges educators face today, including how to fit into organizational norms and the importance of personal growth, not just for yourself but for the benefit of your students. 


Plus, Sarah offers her unique perspective on how individual changes can create systemic transformation in education. This episode is more than just a guide to coping in the educational sphere; it's a roadmap to thriving in it, underlined by Sarah's expert insights and practical advice.


Stay empowered,
Jen




Let’s keep the conversation going! Find me at:
Jen Rafferty | Instagram, YouTube, Facebook | Linktree
Instagram: @jenrafferty_
Facebook: Empowered Educator Faculty Room


About Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson is a former English teacher and school principal, turned author, speaker, leadership coach, and podcaster. She is passionate about assisting others in seeking greater satisfaction in all areas of their full lives by helping them go beyond work-life balance as well as develop strong leadership foundations. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, a Certificate for Women in Leadership from Cornell University, and she is working on her PhD in Global Leadership and Change. She hosts the weekly In AWE Podcast where she is proud to amplify women’s stories to empower a community.  Sarah is co-author of Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator and author of Lead with Faith: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well. 


Sarah lives the balance message in her life by pursuing passions such as running, writing, focusing on family with her two daughters and teacher husband, while also honing her leadership skills through networking, teaching, and learning.


Website: sarahsajohnson.com

Facebook: Sarah Johnson Consulting

Instagram: @sarahsajohnson

LinkedIn: Sarah Johnson

Show Notes

Have you ever wondered what it truly takes to be a great leader, especially in the challenging world of education? 


Join us in today’s episode as we explore simple, yet powerful insights into authentic leadership with our guest, Sarah Johnson, an English teacher and school principal turned renowned author, speaker, leadership coach, and podcaster.


You’ll discover how to overcome imposter syndrome, trust your intuition, and understand why staying true to yourself is crucial in education leadership, as well as foundational leadership practices. 


We also discussed the challenges educators face today, including how to fit into organizational norms and the importance of personal growth, not just for yourself but for the benefit of your students. 


Plus, Sarah offers her unique perspective on how individual changes can create systemic transformation in education. This episode is more than just a guide to coping in the educational sphere; it's a roadmap to thriving in it, underlined by Sarah's expert insights and practical advice.


Stay empowered,
Jen




Let’s keep the conversation going! Find me at:
Jen Rafferty | Instagram, YouTube, Facebook | Linktree
Instagram: @jenrafferty_
Facebook: Empowered Educator Faculty Room


About Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson is a former English teacher and school principal, turned author, speaker, leadership coach, and podcaster. She is passionate about assisting others in seeking greater satisfaction in all areas of their full lives by helping them go beyond work-life balance as well as develop strong leadership foundations. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, a Certificate for Women in Leadership from Cornell University, and she is working on her PhD in Global Leadership and Change. She hosts the weekly In AWE Podcast where she is proud to amplify women’s stories to empower a community.  Sarah is co-author of Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator and author of Lead with Faith: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well. 


Sarah lives the balance message in her life by pursuing passions such as running, writing, focusing on family with her two daughters and teacher husband, while also honing her leadership skills through networking, teaching, and learning.


Website: sarahsajohnson.com

Facebook: Sarah Johnson Consulting

Instagram: @sarahsajohnson

LinkedIn: Sarah Johnson