About this episode

If you are an educator, a leader in schools, or in districts at any level, this is a must-listen. Anthony Muhammad and Luis Cruz brought so much practical and powerful advice that it was actually hard for me to get Jeff to stop talking with them. These authors are not just researchers- they are practitioners who have been on the front lines. They get it!

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Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal.


Luis F. Cruz is a former teacher and administrator who served students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  In coordination with teacher leaders from each site, high levels of learning for students was achieved via a focus on redesigning an education system the team believed was misaligned to effectively serve the students they served.  Dr. Cruz is a first-generation American with roots from Ecuador.  He is a proud former English Learner and today is a sought-after speaker and consultant serving fellow educators throughout the United States.  Dr. Cruz is also a best-selling author currently working on three additional books that will be released later this year.

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

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