Episode #13: Get Yourself a Good Barber! A Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines

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Want to know the secret of how to successfully lead a school district while keeping your sanity?  Then join me for a conversation with Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines as he walks us through what it has taken to get where he is today.  As the superintendent of the Mehlville School District, Dr. Gaines has pretty much seen it all and continues to shine a positive light on the sometimes-challenging world of education and the paradigm shift of today’s modern family.

Photo via callnewspaper.com

“I don’t think people have always understood the demands that we place on teachers.”
“I’ve never had a student threaten the president until I did and then the Secret Service came.”
“Social media allows things to go further that they would have in the past.”
— Chris Gaines, The Classroom Matters Podcast
Photo via AASA.org

In this episode you’ll hear…

  • Dr. Gaines path to superintendency
  • The student stories he’s encountered
  • The relationships he’s formed with students and educators in his district

Photo via AASA.org

 

Links to…

Chris Gaines’ Twitter

The AASA article on Dr. Gaines’ swearing in as President