“In my world, I can’t tell you how often I hear people say ‘my’ … my board, my school, my faculty. And when you say ‘our,” it just sounds like a little bit different message.”Jim Kubacki
In this edition of The Beacon Podcast, we talk with Jim Kubacki, author of the book “Choose to Lead: A practical guide for educational leadership.”
In his discussion with Lighthouse Counsel Senior Consultant Kathy Gaston, Jim talks about how great leaders become great leaders and their impact on the organizations they lead.
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Jim Kubacki has enjoyed a 40-plus year career in education. He currently is serving in his 12th year as president of St. Edward High School in Lakewood.
Prior to returning to St. Edward in 2010, Jim had a nine-year tenure as president of Eastside Catholic School outside of Seattle that included the design and completion of an $88 million, 160,000-square-foot permanent campus for the school and the addition of a 240-student middle school.
Earlier in his career, Jim was a college football coach at Harvard and Fordham universities, an associate dean of admission at Princeton University and principal at St. Edward for five years in the ‘90s.
Jim received his B.A. in history from Harvard University in 1977 and M.S. in counseling from the Fordham University Graduate School of Education in 1990. An Honorable Mention All-America Quarterback at Harvard in 1975-76, Jim was inducted into the Harvard Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
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“Choose to Lead” is available online at Choose2Lead.org.