Dr. Amy Platt is delighted to be the Head of School at the Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School. Amy is passionate about excellent instruction and working with teachers to be the talented professionals they are destined to be. Amy holds a PhD and an MA from the University of Toronto. When Amy is not at work she can be found on long-distance bike rides, pondering the larger issues facing education.

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Show Highlights

  • A safe space to iterate, incubate and sometimes vent 
  • Create viable opportunities to stretch and create community
  • Focus your purpose and live your “why” as a values-based educator
  • Worthy rivals help you level up 
    • Collaborators versus seeing others as like competitors
  • How to leverage and mark the moment
  • Really know yourself and stand strong as a leader
  • “Just walk up the dumb escalator” as a way to get unstuck
  • Master the Mastermind experience
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“How do I own that cause and how do I help other people see the work that we’re doing as cause worthy? I might be in this work now, but I’m surely not going to finish it. I might be opening this middle school, but if all goes well, it will be my legacy to the next leader to continue to build this middle school.”

Amy Platt 



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