15: Bonus Edition- Interview with Daniel Bauer


Daniel Bauer is the Founder of Better Leaders Better Schools a website and podcast designed to support leaders in education.  Daniel helps school leaders Create a Winning Culture, Focus on the Essential, and Lead with Courage and Integrity.  He has worked in both middle school and high school as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator in small and large urban environments.  Currently he works in Chicago, the 3rd largest school district in the nation at the #16 school in the state of Illinois.  Daniel is passionate about helping educators meet their leadership potential.  You can check out his work at betterleadersbetterschools.com


  • You have to figure out how to build great relationships so that you can collaborate around such important work and do whats right for kids.
  • How can I show compassion in my job?
  • Hire people aligned to your organization’s values.
  • Take care of yourself. Go have some fun! If you are not taking care of yourself first then you have nothing to give others.
  • You don’t have to grade everything!

Daniel’s Stamp of Approval

  • Avid: http://www.avid.org/
  • Global Leadership Summit: http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/
  • Power Teaching: http://www.sfapowerteaching.org/

Connect with Daniel

  • Twitter: at betterschools
  • Instagram: @betterschools
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielevanbauer
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/betterleadersbetterschools
  • Pinterest: @betterschools

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