About Us


Leading Better & growing faster

Our Story

How We Got Started

TheSchoolHouse302 (#SH302) started on the trails of White Clay Creek, during what we call “write-and-runs.” We love to run and found that sharing thoughts and ideas was incredibly easy and cathartic. As leaders, educators, presenters, and thinkers, we often find ourselves discussing work, innovative ideas, political trends, organizational design, leadership theory, and more. As a result, we started a write-and-run series during our long runs with pit stops when the ideas from our conversations prompt a topic to write about. We joke that we have more ideas than people who will listen to them. And, we both love to write. That’s how this site and subsequent consulting venture got started.

As it happens, we also speak for the purpose of leadership development, both within our organizations (school districts, universities, and colleges), and on the national stage. We’re a value-driven partnership with the idea that we aim to add value by using core values and simple principles. We want to share ideas, and we hope you’ll find them helpful in your efforts to grow as a leader, to grow your organization, or to grow the capacity of leaders within your organization. Simply put: we want you to lead better and grow faster. We hope you like our #SH302 leadership blog posts, our #onethingseries leadership interviews, our #readthisseries vblog book recommendations, and our #reviewandreflect posts where we look back to step forward.


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Our Vision & Core Values

Our Vision: To create an international network of leaders who are dedicated to improvement for the betterment of all people.

Our Purpose: To develop leaders by getting to simple so that they can lead better and grow faster.

Our Mantra: Leadership might be complex but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Our Promise: To provide content and experiences for our audience to gain a combination of hope for the future of their work, empowerment for taking charge of their lives, and solutions for complex problems that we make simple.

Our Core Values

Simple–Leading others, inspiring change, and improving the world might be complex, sophisticated work, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~ Albert Einstein

Integrity–An honest, candid approach is always best. Saying what you mean and meaning what you say is how we model trust. Always confront the reality of every situation. “Address the tough directly. Acknowledge the unsaid.” ~ Stephen Covey

Maximize–Optimize performance for the best possible results. Look for efficiencies and measure for effectiveness. “The objective is to control your time–a non-renewable resource–and apply it where you have the highest leverage or enjoyment.” ~ Tim Ferriss

Play–Don’t blur the lines between work and play…erase them. Doing what you’re most passionate about should be fun and energizing, not stressful and tiring. “No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.” ~ Napoleon Hill

Live–It’s vastly important to live life to its fullest, communicating nothing but love for family and friends and having a deep faith in humanity. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” ~ Mark Twain

Equip–Empower others with the gifts they have and deserve. Serve first and you shall be served. “You can have anything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar