Breaking Barriers: Strategies for Success in Ed Leadership

April 24, 2024
Hosted by Dr. Stephanie Duguid

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Welcome to "Empowering Women in Educational Leadership," hosted by Dr. Stephanie Duguid. In this episode, Dr. Duguid engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Christina Cavazos, a Director of Curriculum at one of the largest community colleges in Texas, as they delve deep into the nuances of effective leadership in the educational landscape. Throughout their discussion, Christina shares her profound insights garnered from years of experience, offering a wealth of wisdom for aspiring women leaders. One of the key themes that emerge from their conversation is the pivotal role of a supportive family environment in fostering educational leadership. Christina emphasizes how having a family that understands and values education can serve as a cornerstone for personal and professional growth. She recounts her own journey, highlighting the unwavering support she received from her family, which enabled her to navigate challenges and pursue her aspirations with confidence. Moreover, they explore the notion of overcoming barriers by reframing challenges as opportunities for growth and development. Christina shares poignant anecdotes of how she turned setbacks into steppingstones, demonstrating resilience and determination in the face of adversity. This mindset shift, she emphasizes, is crucial for women in educational leadership to thrive amidst the complexities of the field. Furthermore, they delve into demonstrating passion through actions, inspiring and motivating others to excel. Christina emphasizes the need for leaders to lead by example, showing genuine enthusiasm and dedication toward their work, which fosters a culture of excellence within educational institutions. She shares anecdotes of how her passion for education has propelled her to initiate positive changes and drive meaningful impact within her organization. Dr. Duguid and Christina also discuss the significance of embracing the energy surrounding you and harnessing it to drive positive change within educational communities. They delve into the transformative power of optimism and enthusiasm, highlighting how leaders can cultivate an environment of inspiration and empowerment by radiating positive energy. Christina underscores the importance of cultivating a supportive and uplifting atmosphere where individuals feel motivated to contribute their best towards common goals. Through their conversation, Dr. Duguid and Christina provide valuable insights into the essential qualities of effective leadership in educational settings, offering inspiration and guidance for women leaders striving to make a difference.

Empowering Women in Educational Leadership

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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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