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Podcast: John Deasy on keeping balance, listening to people & changing youth prisons

“We need diverse, new and growing leadership in this field desperately, so don't wait. We need you.”

— John Deasy

For our milestone 20th episode, we’re excited to share The Leaders’ Table with CEO of New Day New Year and former Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, John Deasy. 

Deasy is a leader on a mission to kill the school to prison pipeline with lessons to share on keeping calm under pressure. 

If you’ve listened to other episodes of The Leaders’ Table, you know this episode is packed full of the good stuff!

3 pieces of advice from John Deasy:

  • Seek out people who are courageous, bold and hold equity as a value.
  • This may seem contradictory, but it’s not! Deliberately place yourself in situations with people who don’t agree with you, and be unafraid to learn and be challenged.
  • Listen to youth first. 

BONUS ADVICE: Reflect! Keep a journal, read to grow -- articles, research, books, everything!

Tune in for tips, tricks, insights and stories from John Deasy and other education changemakers. #LeadersTablePodcast

Need to catch up on the #LeadersTablePodcast?
Check out  Episode 17 with Courtney English, Episode 18 with Delia Pompa, Episode 19 with Pedro Martinez, or all of the episodes at The Leaders' Table Podcast homepage — and subscribe for upcoming episodes on your favorite podcast feed (iTunesStitcherSoundcloud).

Read up on current issues in education policy
Follow John Deasy’s advice and read, read, read. LEE’s got you covered with a library of issue briefs on the biggest issues facing education leaders.