Dr. Sanée Bell is a central office administrator and former principal. She has served as an administrator since 2005 at both the elementary and secondary levels. During her tenure as an elementary principal, Sanée was recognized as the 2015 Elementary Principal of the Year in her district. Prior to becoming an administrator, Sanée taught middle school and high school English and also coached girls basketball. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Sanée serves as Future Ready Thought Partner on the Future Ready Schools project, and has contributed to several publications and podcasts focused on leadership and its impact on students and teachers. Sanée is co-author and co-editor of the Education Write Now Series, and she is featured in the book Dare to Lead authored by Brené Brown. Sanée is the author of Be Excellent on Purpose: Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership. Sanée is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning and school culture. Sanée recognizes her impact as a leader and uses her role to inspire, motivate, and empower others. Follow Sanée at saneebell.com and via Twitter @SaneeBell.
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I am currently in a hamster wheel of ideas trying to decide how to introduce Brene Brown’s #daringclassrooms to my high school. We live in an extremely conservative (predominantly white) community that is resistant to change.
On my way to work this morning, I was listening to “Dare to Lead,” and Dr. Bell’s vision opened my eyes! I have a million questions, but my main one is: “What is the best way to introduce #daringclassrooms to my colleagues and administrators?” I am currently in my 19th year as an English teacher, but this is only my second year at this school. I was raised in this area, so I know it will be a challenge and not be viewed as “more work.”
Any advice you have will be greatly appreciated!