EduCatered: VaShawn Smith

On this episode of EduCatered Shawnee is joined by her partner in name crime, Dr. VaShawn Smith the Principal of Grandview Middle School in Kansas City. VaShawn was recently awarded the Greater Kansas City Middle School Principal of the year and we are honored to have him on today! 

Vashawn also is a co-host on the ENGAGE Podcast: a podcast about leadership, learning and more. He is also the dad to the “world’s greatest daughter” – his words. 


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