Derek McCoy: Inspect what you expect

Derek McCoy on the show
Derek McCoy has been fortunate in his career to have had some great experiences and made a difference helping kids grow and achieve. He’s served urban and rural schools/districts as reading specialist, math teacher, curriculum facilitator, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal and director of curriculum and innovation.

Derek McCoy’s career goal is to be a part of school/district leading and learning team that will promote innovative and difference-making learning and teaching practices that result in student and teacher growth! Continuing his growth and development is a large part of him diving into his PLN and committing to helping other build their networks. Derek’s family, friends and PLN have been instrumental in his success and impact. This includes being honored with such recognitions as a 2014 NASSP Digital Principal and one of 25 NC Educators to Follow on Twitter.

Everything Derek does is about improving learning and teaching, making a difference in his school, district, PLN and [to paraphrase a quote from Gandhi] to be the change he wants to see in the world and education.
Derek McCoy says to inspect what you expect

Derek McCoy Show Highlights

  • Derek’s definition of an incredible school leader
  • Inspect what you Expect
  • Be intentional building relationships
  • Developing “My Understandings” group norms
  • Why conflict is healthy 
  • Leadership can be a lonely road
  • What colors & flexible spaces have to do with smiling students
  • Engagement vs Empowerment (and Genius Hour)
Derek McCoy wrote an article on empowerment

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