Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers — What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

In this episode, Danny talks with his colleague, expert coach and new Better Leaders Better School Mastermind cohort leader Dr. Kelly Crane. Dr. Crane shares her experience moving up the career ladder from assistant principal to district administrator while raising children, going through a divorce and working on her specialist and doctorate degrees. Along the way, Dr. Crane shares the insights she learned about school leadership, decision making, and networking.

Key Talking Points  

Key Milestones

[3:20] The unexpected way that Dr. Crane became a principal

[5:26] How did Dr. Crane balance her really busy life as a school administrator, Mom, Volleyball coach, District sub coordinator, and being a student herself

[7:34] Climbing the corporate ladder

[8:20] Networking Tips

[13:40] Creating your “vivid vision”

[15:29] Joining the Better Leaders Better Schools mastermind

[20:48] Leadership Guilt

Key Quotes

I have a choice every day and that was to get up and make it the best day or not. I choose to make it the best!”

“Always believe that something awesome is about to happen”


Key Resources

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be


Girl, Stop Apologizing


We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com


Contact Information for Dr. Crane






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