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Jan 18, 2022

In Podcast Episode 60 of the Time for Teachership Podcast, I am talking with Joyce Akridge who has dedicated 44 years of her life to Indianapolis Public Schools. She has served in various positions from principal mentor to lead principal where she has demonstrated personal and professional excellence in leadership for the success of all students. She now runs her own coaching company with her daughter to help other school leaders achieve success in their own school districts.

In this episode, Joyce discusses what’s possible in her dreams for education while critiquing the current inequities that still need to be defeated. Students don’t often expect their lives outside of academia to matter to school staff but what has made Joyce so loved by her student communities is her care for students in all of their potential whether that is social, emotional, etc.

I think you’re going to love this episode. It’s really inspiring! I hope you find it helpful and remember to check out my blogpost at — which now features transcripts of each episode!

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Episode Freebie: Related to our conversation on equity, I’m resharing a resource I adapted from a school district. Grab the Equitable Practices Inventory.