276. Strategies to Build an Effective Leadership Team: Featuring Dr. Jerod Phillips

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In this episode of the Aspire to Lead podcast, join host Joshua Stamper as he sits down with special guest Dr. Jerod Phillips to explore “Strategies to Build an Effective Leadership Team.” Dr. Phillips shares invaluable insights on various aspects of leadership, including building winning teams, fostering personal growth, combating complacency, and the importance of engagement with state affiliations in school leadership organizations. Don’t miss this engaging conversation packed with actionable strategies and inspiring ideas for school leaders at all levels. 

In this Episode, we also discuss:

  • Exploring ways to prevent stagnation in school leadership.
  • The importance of continuous learning and development for leaders.
  • And his wonderful podcast, “The Squad Builder”

About Dr. Jerod Phillips

Dr. Jerod Phillips Sr. is the Principal of David E. Robinson Elementary School (DRE) in Magnolia, DE. He arrived at DRE in February 2023 with a zeal to engage the school community with the vision of being great for kids in all aspects of the school. Prior to arriving at DRE, Dr. Phillips was a Principal and Assistant Principal at the elementary level in Middletown, DE. He has 9 years of school leadership experience. He is passionate about developing positive public relations between the district, school, students, parents and the overall community. As a result of Dr. Phillips’ journey from teacher to Principal while being connected, he believes that being a connected educator can help take one’s career to unprecedented heights. Dr. Phillips was the Delaware National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for 2021. Dr. Phillips has had one publication in NAESP’s Principal Magazine: “Being a Bias-Conscious Leader.” Principal, May/June 2022: Rewriting the Role, Volume 101, Issue 5, in addition to being a contributor to several monthly sections of the APs Rising section of the same publication. Dr. Phillips is a podcaster in the education sector, starting with three co-hosts of the podcast, Speaking Educationally in January 2020. Since then, he has recently launched his solo podcast, The Squad Builder Podcast. The podcast focuses on shaking things up in education in the realm of building and maintaining highly effective and successful teams in our schools. He has a B.S. in Finance and Banking from Delaware State University, a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Purdue University, and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Management at Capella University. Dr. Phillips is a proud husband and father of 3 (2 daughters and 1 son). He has teamed up with his wife and kids within the past several years to explore the world of entrepreneurship together, and he is very active in his local church.

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is the Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team and manages the Teach Better Podcast Network. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a middle school Administrator, classroom art educator, and athletic coach.

In addition to being on the Teach Better Team, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter.