Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Episode 8: Dr. Mark Wilson/Helping school leaders develop the skills, attitudes, and habits to make a difference.

January 23, 2014

Dr. Mark Wilson is the founder of Education Leadership Group and an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University. He is the 2008 GASSP Principal of the Year for Georgia and the 2009 NASSP/Metlife National Principal of the Year. A former high school principal, Mark now spends his time presenting, holding workshops and coaching principals. Mark comments, “I have been a teacher for over 27 years.” He sees what he has always done and is currently doing as that of a teacher. Whether working with kids, teachers, or principals, Mark says that he is an “encourager and supporter”. Dr. Wilson has lived by the mantra, “If you help the people around you get what they need then everything you want will come your way.”

Mark is an amazing educator and his positive outlook on the world is intoxicating! He is creative and incredibly knowledgeable of leadership, instructional strategies, and the political arena. His classes and workshops are always engaging as he gets the participants not just talking with him but each other! He is focused on helping school leaders develop the skills, attitudes, and habits necessary to make a difference in their schools and kids' lives!

An avid reader, Mark can often be caught talking books with his colleagues and students. One of his favorite writers is Daniel Pink. He says that he probably sounds like he is part of Dan’s marketing team, but he highly recommends educators read Drive and To Sell is Human.

When you listen to Mark you will hear his enthusiasm for helping people. Look for the segment where I ask him for one piece of advice for a new school leader…His answer… Listen.

You can find Dr. Wilson at:

Twitter: @MarkWilsonGA

Scoop.it: @Mark Wilson


Also, you can contact him at Mark.Wilson.ga@gmail.com

Length-37:34 minutes

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