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The Counter Narrative: Changing the Way We Talk (and think) About Education

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A podcast dedicated to changing the way we talk and think about education. We all know that the field isn't perfect but there is plenty of awesome work happening everyday. Listen in as I profile educators who are positively impacting their staff, students, and communities. Support this podcast: htt… read more

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Episode 115: Interview with Vernon Wright

In this episode, I chat with Vernon Wright, an entrepreneur, speaker, life coach, consultant, and leader. He has over 18 years of experience in education working in large, urban school districts and has previously served in the roles of teacher, teacher leader, campus leadership team member, and district-level support.

Vernon has shared his experiences as a speaker numerous times over the years at the campus, district, regional, state levels, and beyond garnering acclaim and accolades from recognized industry leaders and colleagues. He has even impacted educators on a global scale with his message reaching people from afar in collaboration with Microsoft EDU and CUE Inc.

Vernon has brought his unique style and combination of insight, storytelling, experience, humor, authenticity, and epiphanies to audiences for years.  He knows that real change begins when we first start with authenticity and altruism within ourselves and then commit to creating a vision for future impact.

Vernon has an established presence on Twitter and other social media (@TheWrightLeader across all platforms), and he unabashedly stands as a voice for the people with zero apologies ( You can connect with Vernon’s previous speaking and podcast appearances at where you can get a first-hand look at his style. He is committed to a life of inspiring and elevating others. He does this with a relentless focus on informing minds and touching hearts around the globe.

During our conversation, Vernon inspires us with a number of gems so be ready to get your notebooks ready. If you’re in the car, listen, take some mental notes, and then come on back. For example, we discussed the importance of stepping outside of our comfort zones and sharing the knowledge, skills, and experiences that we have with our colleagues. While something may be common knowledge for you, it just could be someone else’s breakthrough. We jumped into leadership and the importance of inspiring your people. After all, how can we expect great results if they are not galvanized to do great things? We even touched on trauma and recognized that just because we may find ourselves broken, there is no need for us to remain so. See … lots of nuggets in this episode.

Ready to hear them in their entirety and get fired up by this amazing educational leader? Let’s go!

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