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224. Empowerment Through Mentorship: Featuring Lauren Kaufman
14th January 2023 • Aspire to Lead • Joshua Stamper
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In this week’s episode, Lauren Kaufman shares how she created a mentorship program for her district and the immediate impact it made on the lives of the mentees and the mentors.  In this episode, we discuss:
  • Approaching Leadership Through a Coaching Lens
  • The Power of Connecting with other Leaders
  • And her book contributions!

About Lauren Kaufman:

Lauren Kaufman is the Director of Literacy K-12 for a school district in Long Island, New York.  With over 17 years in education, she has served as an assistant principal, elementary instructional coach, an elementary and middle school reading specialist, new teacher mentor coordinator K-12, creativity camp enrichment program supervisor, and a 2nd and 5th-grade classroom teacher. Lauren is a lifelong learner whose professional passion is to empower teachers to lead so they can share their gifts with others and develop lifelong literacy practices in all learners. She has led teams developing 73 Units of Study in reading and writing K-5, has provided educators with job-embedded professional learning that supported a balanced literacy approach, and guided new teachers with acclimating to the culture and climate of a school system. She has organized Long Beach Literacy Day and has presented at local and national conferences including, NCTE, #LBLit, LIASCD, #EDCampLI, Long Island Technology Summit, Long Island Language Arts Council, #NerdcampLI, and Literacy Matters Conferences. Lauren enjoys sharing her learning through blogging on her own platform, is a contributing author in George Couros’ book Because of a Teacher, Lainie Rowell’s book Evolving With Gratitude, IGI Global’s Designing Effective Distance and Blended Learning Environments K-12, is an author for Edutopia, and a guest blogger for the Teach Better Team, Future Ready Schools, and Defined. Lauren appreciates sharing best literacy practices with colleagues, and wholeheartedly believes in developing powerful professional learning communities and networks that cultivate meaningful, relevant learning and growth. Follow Lauren Kaufman: [caption id="attachment_4053" align="alignnone" width="720"] Papa Rob's Coffee, Joshua Stamper, Aspire to Lead[/caption] New OFFICIAL Sponsor of the Aspire to Lead Podcast! As a passionate coffee drinker, I am always looking for the best cup of premium coffee. Once Leslie and I tasted Papa Rob's Coffee, we instantly fell in love with the flavor of the Espresso Special Blend. Papa Rob's Coffee is the only coffee we drink and I'm proud to have them as the exclusive sponsor of the podcast! Papa Rob's Roasting Company was started to pass on the love for premium coffee that is as fresh as it is delicious! Rob sources only the finest green coffee beans from around the world and then roasts them to perfection upon order in small batches, so that they will always be at their peak flavor and freshness. One taste and you will experience the difference!   Make sure you use the coupon code "Aspire15" to save 15% off your order!  [caption id="attachment_3508" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast Swag, Joshua Stamper, Teach Better Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast Swag, Joshua Stamper, Teach Better[/caption] Aspire Swag with Discount Code: ASPIRE  Tee-Shirts and Drinkware: ASPIRE: The Leadership Development Podcast   This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, The Aspire Podcast gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.

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