Listen Intently

Making sure that parents and students feel heard and supported in their learning and growth for their future is a key responsibility for a leader in education. How can you sincerely, methodically, and purposefully show them that you are doing everything you can to listen to them and take action? Listen as Dr. Janet Pilcher interviews the 2022 recipient of the Human Rights Award, Matt Hillmann, the Superintendent of Northfield’s Public Schools. Matt discusses how it has been a privilege to better support the Hispanic Community in Northfield, and he also shares about the actions that he and his team have taken that demonstrate a dedication to listen to all voices.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • Why is listening to the community important as a leader?
  • How can you show the community that you are making efforts to listen to their concerns and take action?
  • What are some characteristics of an intent listener?

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