Shannon Buerk on engage2learn and Equitable Support for Educators

Key Points

  • Educators need individual support and recognition for the important work they do. 

  • Thinking about organizations as systems is a great way to learn to lead and affect change. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Shannon Buerk, the Founder & CEO of engage2learn. Engage2learn is a platform that grows high-performance cultures in public schools to sustain local visions of learning for students. With 28 years of K-12 experience, Shannon has partnered with 225 school districts–impacting 2.3 million public education students to date.

A great team makes you a great leader.

Shannon Buerk


If we truly want equity we’ve got to look at our neighborhood public schools. Choice [alone] is not a way to achieve equity.

Shannon Buerk

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast was sponsored by engage2learn.

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