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My name is Ted Pappas and I am retired for several years from a career in public education that lasted many years. As a teacher, I taught Social Studies for grades 7 – 12. Moving into administration, I have been both an elementary and high school principal, as well as a district superintendent. The schools I worked in are small rural districts with limited resources, mainly funding and insufficient personal. I also served as a curriculum and instruction consultant for the regional school services organization.
A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I hold an Ed.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies. I also have a degree in Social Studies Education and a Masters in Reading Supervision from Clarion University. Since retiring, I have been reading extensively in the area of personal strengths in leadership, based on the Gallup strengths research.
This blog is designed to help prospective and growing leaders think about leadership. I am grounded in the leadership literature of this century, as well as related topics. That is probably not a surprise, given my professional and educational experiences. In addition to this blog, I counsel administrators and managers in their quest to lead. I am an experienced staff development trainer and program developer and am available to assist in developing your leadership or strengths training program or to present one.
I would be glad to help you in any way I can. Just contact me using the form below.