07 Dec December 7, 2015 – Success Builder Brandon Pipkin & Great Educator Kristina MacBury
Brandon Pipkin – Speaker and Author of 21 Questions for 21 Millionaires: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Success
Brandon Pipkin has been interested in success for decades. More specifically, he has studied why some people are successful and others are not. He has a BS in Organizational Leadership and an MBA in Healthcare Management. He has trained and spoken to individuals and companies in more than 25 states and 5 foreign countries, helping them increase their productivity. Brandon’s professional experience includes working in more than 20 different organizations (talk about a broad perspective – or just someone who can’t hold a job) in the capacities of human resources, sales, management, and training. Intensely curious about how individuals create success, he interviewed 21 down-to-earth millionaires to find out how and why they did what they did and published my findings in, “21 Questions for 21 Millionaires: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Success.” He is currently working on his second book, “21 Questions for 21 Olympians.” His expertise is in delivering high-impact, transformative truth through keynote engagements, books, unique training engagements, and team building events.
Kristina MacBury – Co-Founder of Educate4Hope, K12 Leadership Coach, and Best Selling Author of Principal Pro: An Authentic Leadership Playbook for Managing Crisis, Building Teams, and Maximizing Resources
Kristina MacBury is the CEO of Educate 4 Hope, an organization with a strong passion for coaching future leaders and supporting students. Educate4Hope was founded by experts in urban education who have a passion for coaching leaders, continuous learning and supporting and helping all students. Their team has extensive experience in urban education with proven outcomes and the battle wounds to prove it. Kristina’s number one bestselling book, Principal Pro, is a collection of real-life case studies from her administrative tenure as an educator. She has over two decades as an educator and is currently the principal at Sarah Pyle Academy in Wilmington, DE. Kris began her career in education when she served as a Biology teacher in the School District of Philadelphia’s, Martin Luther King High School. Seven years later, under a major re-organization, she was asked to take on the leadership role of 9th Grade House Principal. Under her leadership, the school experienced dramatic increases in student promotion to grade 10, decreases in student dropouts as well as student incident rates. Kris’ ability to build a strong team and followership was recognized by district leadership and community organizations. In the three years under Kris’ leadership, the school was taken off the State’s persistently dangerous list for two consecutive years. Additionally, student achievement was the highest in the history of the school. Kris was able to rebuild the school after replacing over 60 staff members, reorganize the whole school structure around student support and build a team committed to achieving dreams under her developed MLK creed, “King Team, One Dream.” From there, Kris accepted a mid-year challenge at another urban high school serving students from Wilmington, Delaware at Christiana High School, where the school was in desperate need of a strong Instructional Leader. CHS was the lowest performing secondary school in the Christina School District (and state) and had the highest percentage of low-income students and diversity of the three high schools in the system. Two out of three years, and for the first time in the school’s history, her school achieved Adequate Yearly Progress, discipline incidents were drastically reduced and student attendance increased.