About this episode

Imagine an educational leader who has empathy for the challenges faced in the classroom, one who is able to create systems focused on the learner and the teacher. Also, think of a leader who embraces innovation and is able to create a culture that finds a balance of autonomy and fidelity for the organization. This person is Devin Vodicka! In this Leader Chat, he and Jeff engage in a conversation about what ‘Learner-Centered Leadership’ really is and why it’s needed.

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Dr. Devin Vodicka serves as Chief Executive Officer of Learner-Centered Collaborative, a national non-profit that partners with educators to define whole-learner outcomes, design meaningful learning experiences, and create the enabling conditions for their unique journey to inclusive and equitable learner-centered education. He is also the author of “Learner-Centered Leadership” and was three times recognized as the California Superintendent of the Year during his tenure with Vista Unified School District (AASA, ACSA, and Pepperdine University). Dr. Vodicka’s education includes a doctorate in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in educational leadership—both from Pepperdine University—and an undergraduate degree in history from UC Santa Cruz. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine in their doctoral program where he has taught courses on quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

About Jeff Rose, Senior Vice President Leadership Development at Cognia
Forward-thinking executive leader with over 20 years of education experience (3X Superintendent, Curriculum Director, Principal, & Classroom Teacher), primed to support leaders in their pursuit of solving the most complicated educational problems of practice.