Dr. Gerald Fussell, principal of a middle school in British Columbia, Canada, has a conversation with Punya Mishra on the influences that brought him into teaching and public school administration, starting with the experiences he and his siblings went through as students. Fussell discusses the early career change he made to move into teaching, and then his shift into school leadership and administration. He emphasizes how his love of learning continues to drive him, and how his passion for supporting and advocating for students has led him to challenge the status quo and seek ways to change the system to better serve students.
Learn more about Gerald Fussell on Twitter @GFussell and his website, his blog, and the Lake Trail Community School website.
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