Women in Educational Leadership: Turning Points and Student Engag

October 4, 2023
Hosted by Dr. Stephanie Duguid

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Guests: Dr. Linda García, the trailblazing Executive Director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) at The University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Courtney Adkins, the 'storyteller' who brilliantly manages multiple facets at CCCSE. In this enlightening hour, Dr. Stephanie Duguid offers listeners a rare opportunity to delve into the lives and careers of two incredible women from CCCSE. Dr. Linda García's transformative journey from aspiring to be like Diane Sawyer to leading one of the foremost educational entities reveals the serendipitous twists of life. Joining her is Dr. Courtney Adkins, whose diverse roles at CCCSE have not only showcased her multifaceted skills but also her profound commitment to student engagement and success. Dr. García's narrative is a testament to the power of family, determination, and pivotal encounters. Discover how the dreams sown by parents with humble beginnings led Dr. García to unexpected corridors of community college leadership. Dr. Duguid explores how "turning points" shape our journeys, using Dr. García's life as a profound example. Often referred to as the 'storyteller', Dr. Courtney Adkins is the backbone of numerous operations at CCCSE. From supervising survey operations, managing content, representing CCCSE at national platforms, to her writings - dive into the world of someone who's truly multifaceted. Dr. Duguid and Dr. Adkins discuss the essence of storytelling in education and how narratives shape our understanding of student engagement. Dr. Duguid, Dr. García, and Dr. Adkins converge to shine a spotlight on the mission and impact of CCCSE. They discuss its inception, the challenges faced, and the innovations introduced to enhance student engagement. This segment promises a deep dive into the mechanisms that have elevated community colleges and ensured the success of countless students. Dr. Stephanie Duguid wraps up this inspiring episode with a salute to the indomitable spirit of women in educational leadership, their stories, and the institutions that benefit from their vision and drive. Join us for a heartwarming, insightful, and informative hour that showcases the power of women, their narratives, and their immense contributions to the world of education.

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Welcome to Empowering Women in Educational Leadership, a dynamic radio show celebrating women across all venues of education. Join us as we elevate diverse perspectives and success stories of trailblazing educators, emphasizing leadership is not all about a title. Discover strategies to overcome challenges and hear amazing stories of strength. Tune in weekly to be inspired, enlightened, and empowered to make a difference. Together, let's pave the way for a transformative educational landscape by empowering women in educational leadership.

Dr. Stephanie Duguid

As the founder of Do Good Leadership, Dr. Stephanie Duguid is a motivational speaker, educational consultant, Leadership & Success coach, and author that strives to help individuals become intentional in developing goals, purposeful in reaching their full potential, and guides to solve challenges. Her primary focus is helping women in education develop leadership skills and confidence in 90 days to land their ideal leadership role. She works with individuals to develop personally, prioritize goals, and create plans through making attainable steps along the way. She is excited to be a part of your journey through motivational moments, empowering individuals, engaging opportunities, and personal transformations. Dr. Stephanie Duguid has been in education over 30 years in both K-12 and higher education. Dr. Duguid holds a bachelor’s in human performance, master’s in sports health care, master’s in curriculum and instruction, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Dr. Duguid has been married to her husband Brent Duguid for over 25 years and has three children. Dr. Duguid resides in south central Mississippi.

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