Servant Leadership- The key to personal and professional growth
Juan Suarez & Jorge Almodovar
Join us in exploring how the concept of service can help you grow in your personal and professional roles. Learn more about how Juan and Jorge have leverage their vision of service to build relationships, improve school systems and impact the overall academic and social emotional well being of many teachers, students and other educational leaders.
Not an educator, don’t worry. The ideas presented by Juan or Jorge can be applied to any other professional and leadership roles. If you are interested in helping others and adopting the ideas of service, this is the session for you.
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Juan Suarez is a bilingual educational leader with over ten years of public education experience in the Chicagoland area. Over his professional career, Juan has worked as a High School English as a Second Language teacher, district level Coordinator of English Learners services, elementary school Assistant Principal, and middle school Principal. Juan has worked as an independent consultant to the Golden Apple Foundation of Illinois where he mentored future teachers and taught summer pre-service teacher preparation courses. His educational background in bilingual education, and educational leadership has given him a broad base from which to approach many education topics including organizational leadership, curriculum development, instructional practices, strategic planning and school program designs.
Bilingual and dual language education is Jorge Almodovar’s passion. Jorge has dedicated his entire educational career to advocate for bilingualism. Jorge has been a bilingual principal and dual language leader for the past decade. Prior to becoming a bilingual leader in education, he taught elementary, middle and high school science in Puerto Rico, moved to Illinois and taught bilingual high school science. During his time in the classroom, he started to grow his passion for dual language and bilingual education. After becoming a high school dean, Jorge moved to the position of Title 1 Coordinator. He worked with school principals and ESL teachers to strengthen their instructional approaches through data. Once moving to a building principal position, Jorge became an instructional leader that focused on instructional best practices, curriculum, and development of future dual language leaders .