Eric Ewald: Love what you do

Eric Ewald a midwestern master of education
Eric Ewald is an elementary school principal in North Liberty, Iowa. He is in his first year as the Lead Learner and Chief Storyteller at Van Allen Elementary of the Iowa City Community School District. Van Allen is a PreK through 6th grade building of approximately 550 students. This is Eric’s fifth year as an elementary school principal. Eric’s wife is a first grade teacher in a neighboring District; they have two children, a kindergarten son and an almost three-year-old daughter.

I met Eric Ewald at the Philly Principals’ Conference in 2017. He is the real deal and a rock star principal. Eric also helped form the group #dadsasprincipals on Twitter.

Eric Ewald Show Highlights:

  • Coaching turned him on to education
  • Quiet leadership and leading by example
  • Best leading by example moment
  • Do you do Positive Post-Its @ your school?
  • Giver or Taker
  • Start your day writing thank you notes
  • Do you get teachers to engage in Twitter chats?
  • It’s okay to have fun and to slow down
  • Growth mindset 
  • Should we move off of email to Voxer or Slack?
  • Fish philosophy to win
Eric Ewald write thank you notes everyday
eric ewald pause to have fun

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