Jason Dropik is an educational leader serving diverse communities with his just cause in creating meaningful and lasting relationships. He has served both Public and Private Schools in and near Milwaukee Wisconsin for over 20 years. Mr. Dropik currently serves as the Head of School at the Indian Community School in Franklin, WI. Dropik believes in the power of diverse collaboration and is also serving as the President of the National Indian Education Association, Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education Board Member, and various professional and community organizations. He is committed to building community, expanding collaborations, and creating student leadership opportunities.
Making Student Days Meaningful
- Build connections amidst challenging times
- Frame a sense of gratitude to create positive impact
- Tips to lift your staff to watch amazing things happening EVERY day
- Pivotal and foundational acknowledgements required to practice education
- Raise capacity within students and communities to acknowledge cultures
- Flatten walls to expand your perspective and understanding
- Step out of a previous leader’s shadow into your own leadership
- Honest and challenging conversations to navigate a path forward with perspectives outside of your own
“The ancestors, those that came before us, talked about living, balance and living in harmony with all of creation, everything around us. How do we slow down enough to be observant of all the gifts that are in front of us? A sense of gratitude has been really helpful through pandemic and changes that exist in schools and communities. Thankfulness and gratitude, it’s hard to be upset and to not think about it.”
“There are so many teachings and experiences that American Indian History has provided that were either erased, moved or taken away.”
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