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Podcasts for Leaderful Schools

Podcasts for Leaderful Schools (PFLS) is produced and published by Oakland University with support from the Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership and available on iTunes and RSS. The institute is dedicated to serving and researching the professional development needs of leaders working to improve student achievement and teacher performance from the inside out.

PFLS is a resource through which educational leaders (PreK – Higher Education) may become effective practitioners who strive to understand issues of social justice, cultural competence, equity, and best practice to improve teaching and learning.

We believe that collaborative leadership in schools involves teachers and administrators working in a professional learning community. Our goal is to stimulate a world wide dialogue on the importance of creating effective learning communities centered on student success. The weekly podcasts are targeted toward leadership at all levels (teachers, school administrators, business leaders, university faculty, policy makers) and explore aspects of leadership topics through critical conversations.

Robert Maxfield is assistant professor in the Department of Education Leadership at Oakland University and director of the Galileo Institute.
Linda Tyson is a special instructor in Teacher Development and Educational Studies and is the coordinator of Art Education. She has also been instrumental in the development of the International Baccalaureate program. Ms. Tyson is currently pursuing a doctorate.
Michelle Sieber is the producer for our podcasts. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education from Michigan State University and her Elementary Teacher Certification from Oakland University. She is currently underway to obtaining her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland University. Mrs. Sieber can be contacted at