Petey Podcast

Teacher Leaders Teach Leadership Essentials

June 14, 2021 Elyria City School District Season 1 Episode 37
Petey Podcast
Teacher Leaders Teach Leadership Essentials
Show Notes

Todd Church and Rebecca Hamilton are "half-full" kind of people. The two middle school teachers from Elyria Schools have embraced the new skills and technology know-how they acquired during the pandemic with virtual learning. Church teaches at Westwood Middle School and Hamilton, at Northwood Middle School. The two collaborated on a pilot virtual class about leadership during the 2020-2021 school year. On the last day of the school year, we caught up with these  two teachers on Petey Podcast to talk about the expansion of this popular class, Foundations of Leadership, in the 2021-2022 school year.  The semester course is offered to 7th grade students. "It's a positive environment and the kids appreciate the class," Church said. "It's very applicable to kids their age. The feedback has been very good." From an education perspective, both teachers agree the class has been exceptional and will carry on this school year, offering real-time classroom lessons and virtual meet ups with proven leaders in business, sports and in life.  Church and Hamilton bring their own leadership skills to the table and set a great example last year of overcoming obstacles. "I'm doing things now that no way would I have done before last year," Church said. "It's a mindset. As difficult as it was, coming out of this we're going to have a lot of new tools to work with. It's gonna be fun."