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The Principal Leadership Lab: Featuring Adam DeWitt and Dr. Jeffry Prickett

Joshua Stamper, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Adam DeWitt, Jeffry Prickett

Although my two guests have been in education and known each other since the mid 1990’s, this year has been the most challenging in their careers. This week’s guests, Adam Dewitt and Dr. Jeffry Prickett share how during this difficult time, they’ve leaned heavily on each other and their professional learning network to work through the daily adversity and grow as leaders. Join us as they share their connected leadership journey and how their friendship strengthened their skills, values and contributions to the educational profession.    

In this Episode, we discuss:

  • Tactics to Increase Student Engagement
  • How to Support Teachers Through Difficult Times
  • The Benefits of Being Forced to Be Innovative
  • And the Principal Leadership Lab Podcast

About Adam DeWitt:

Started my teacher career back in 1996 at Heritage Elementary School

Moved to Minocqua, WI to teach science in a middle school

Opened a private school for one year.

Moved back to my hometown, Marinette, WI to serve as a

  • MS AP.
  • Principal
  • Director of Curriculum and Technology
  • Worked at CESA (Cooperative Educational Service Agency

Currently serving in Oconto as the principal of four schools in two buildings.

  • Oconto Middle School
  • Bayshore Community Academy
  • Oconto High School
  • Northeast Wisconsin Learner Academy

Co-host of The Principal Leadership Lab with longtime friend and educator, Dr. Jeffry Prickett.

Follow Adam DeWitt:

Twitter: @adewitt

Instagram: Principal Adam 

Facebook: Adam DeWitt

Linkedin: Adam DeWitt

About Dr. Jeffrey Prickett:

Prior to serving as Principal of McHenry High School East Campus, Dr. Prickett served as a middle school principal in both Crystal Lake and Round Lake for five years, as well as principal at the elementary level in Round Lake for eight years. In addition, Prickett also has experience as an assistant principal, dean of students, and classroom teacher.  Entering his 24th year in public education, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Judson University, a Master’s degree from Aurora University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.  He lives in McHenry, IL with his wife and kids. He is the co-host of The Principal Leadership Lab podcast with longtime friend and educator, Adam DeWitt.

Follow Dr. Jeffry Prickett:

Twitter: @jdprickett

Instagram: jdprickett

Facebook: Jeffry Prickett

Linkedin: Dr. Jeffry Prickett

Blog: WordPress Blog Site


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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District, where he's had the amazing opportunity to work at four campuses, two districts, and with hundreds of students, teachers, and administrators. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a classroom educator and athletic coach for 6 years working with students in grades 6-8.

In addition to his administrative position, Joshua is a podcaster, blogger, leadership coach and education presenter.

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