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Episode 3: Journey of a Leader: From Special Education Teacher to Award-Winning Principal

November 13, 2023 Connecticut Association of Schools Season 1 Episode 3
Linking Leaders PodCASt
Episode 3: Journey of a Leader: From Special Education Teacher to Award-Winning Principal
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Ever wonder what makes a truly transformative leader? Meet Rachael Caggiano, winner of the 2023 CAS Middle School Principal of the Year Award, whose unique journey into the world of educational leadership is a story of dedication, open-heartedness, and a bold commitment to inclusivity. Listen to Rachael unravel her journey from being a special education teacher to becoming the principal of Derby Middle School. She gives us a rare peek into her leadership philosophy - a blend of nurturing students and staff alike, recognizing the many hats a true leader must wear, and a firm belief in leading with an open heart.

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