On Linda Cliatt-Wayman’s first day as principal at a failing high school in North Philadelphia, she was determined to lay down the law. But she soon realized the job was more complex than she thought. With palpable passion, she shares the three principles that helped her turn around three schools labeled “low-performing and persistently dangerous.” Her fearless determination to lead — and to love the students, no matter what — is a model for leaders in all fields.
Michael G. Sheppard
Michael Sheppard is the General Counsel attorney for the Professional Educators Foundation in Brentwood, Tennessee. With over thirty years of professional and legal experience, his objective in every case is to serve as a medium in providing his clients with the best representation. Currently, as an educational lawyer, Michael sees himself as a soldier in the fight for education equity. No matter what the case, no matter what the situation, Michael believes in providing teachers the necessary aid and support in ensuring the best education for our youth’s future.