Mario Basora is superintendent of Yellow Springs Schools, a K-12 public school system in Ohio with 750 students. Mario grew up a C-student in California with little interest in school, but he crossed paths with educators during his college years who ignited in him a passion for education he didn’t know he even had….
As a Cincinnati school administrator, Mario visited a school in the New Tech Network, which was his first opportunity to see high-quality project-based learning (PBL) in an urban setting. He had previously only seen PBL in gifted programs and private schools. The visit convinced him extended access to high-quality PBL would be the focus of his leadership contribution. (Lesson #4, school visits are the best professional learning.)
So let’s listen in as Mario shares more with Tom about his journey from being an average student on the West Coast to a successful superintendent in Ohio who worked with community and staff to help their students become “Fearless Thinkers.”
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