Keynotes and Presentations Beth Houf:
Beth Houf is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out! To do so, Beth seeks out fun and meaningful ways to interact with students and teachers so they are excited about coming to school. Wearing costumes, singing karaoke, or breaking out some original dance moves as she enthusiastically greets students each morning, or providing innovative learning time and celebrations for her staff so they feel rejuvenated and excited about teaching is common practice for Beth.
Beth Houf is a middle school principal in central Missouri. She also serves as a facilitator for the DESE Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference and many state and local educational venues. She is also active in her local, state and national elementary principal associations. Beth has also been a guest lecturer at William Woods University, Westminster University and the University of Missouri. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011 and the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016.
Most recently, Beth partnered with Dave Burgess, Inc. to co-write the upcoming book Lead Like a PIRATE with Shelley Burgess. Together, Beth and Shelley have established an international community of leaders. Using professional development sessions, social media and the hashtag #LeadLAP, Beth and Shelley provide leadership support that reinforces key principles and reflective practices.
Lead Like a PIRATE:
Learn dynamic strategies to dramatically transform culture and build schools where students and staff run to get in, not out. This motivational workshop demonstrates how to take the revolutionary ideas from Teach Like a PIRATE and supercharge them for educational leaders. You will walk away from this program with the courage and practical ideas to become the kind of leader you’ve always hoped you could be.
Through a highly interactive and fun session, participants will learn to:
Harness PASSION and encourage risk-taking in their schools.
IMMERSE themselves in the work that makes the biggest impact on student and staff learning.
Build RAPPORT and relationships grounded in trust.
ANALYZE lessons and ASK great questions in order to provide rich feedback that helps move learning forward.
Dramatically TRANSFORM school culture.
Lead with ENTHUSIASM that is contagious.
Leaders will walk away from this workshop with the tools they need to build a PIRATE culture, strategies and a coaching model they can implement tomorrow, and the confidence they need to make school AMAZING.
Through our intense commitment to staying connected, participants can also expect ongoing collaboration and support as they are encouraged to participate in weekly leadership challenges uniquely designed to support them in taking steps to becoming PIRATE leaders.
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Listen to a podcast interview with Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess: