Scott Goselin on Mental Health and Educational Leadership

Navigating the Leadership Journey: Insights from Dr. Scott Goselin

On this episode of Leadership Level Up, Dr. Scott Goselin returns to the show to sit down with Jeff and Brian to discuss his evolving role and experiences as Superintendent of Bradley School District 61. Goselin connects his decades-long leadership in education with stories from his personal and professional journey, highlighting how he navigates the complexities of guiding both students and educators.

Discover how Dr. Goselin’s leadership principles have adapted to meet the unique challenges facing today’s educational environment, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Goselin shares his insights on the increased need for mental health support among students and faculty, noting how the district’s focus has shifted to address these pressing issues.

Scott delves into the importance of building relationships and trust, both in his school district and at home. He offers practical advice for emerging leaders, emphasizing the value of follow-through and heartfelt communication. Additionally, Goselin reflects on his own personal balancing act, managing the responsibilities of an educator while nurturing his family life.

Hear firsthand the significant shifts Scott has witnessed in secondary education over his tenure, from the evolving role of standardized testing to the essential contributions of fine arts in students’ lives. He provides a candid look at the joys and challenges of being an educational leader and shares the importance of maintaining personal well-being to stay effective in high-demand roles.

Tune in to learn valuable leadership lessons from Dr. Scott Goselin, as he offers wisdom drawn from decades of dedicated service to his community. Discover how educational leaders can better support their staff, students, and themselves.

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Meet Your Guest

Dr. Scott Goselin

Dr. Scott Goselin is in his nineteenth year as superintendent of Bradley School District 61. He has been an administrator in the Bradley School District for the past twenty-eight years. Before coming to Bradley, he taught for five years in the Reed-Custer School District.

He is a graduate of Bradley-Bourbonnais High School, Olivet Nazarene University, Governor’s State University, Lewis University and received a doctorate degree from National Louis University in 2008.

He has served in numerous community leadership roles: Kankakee-Iroquois United Way, Kankakee Chamber of Commerce, Bradley-Bourbonnais Rotary Club, Bradley-Bourbonnais High School Academic Foundation, Educators of Illinois League, Knights of Columbus, Kankakee NAACP, Illinois Association of School Administrators Board of Directors, and Maternity BVM Church Council.

He was most recently awarded the 2017 Three Rivers Region “Superintendent of Distinction” by the Illinois Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Goselin is married to his wife (Sue) and have two daughters (Claire and Lily). He enjoys all types of sports and spending time with my family.

About the Leadership LevelUp Podcast

Being a boss and a leader are very different. A boss tells you what to do and a leader partners with you in the process. Jeff, being a leader of leaders, has a vast knowledge of best practices and exercises to discover leadership traits. Brian shares stories with Jeff about the ups and downs of his leadership quest while talking to business and community leaders to discuss their personal leadership journey. Who influenced them? What do they do when they have a bad day? What gives them inspiration? Do french fries or tacos or ice cream make them feel better after a bad day? Through laughter and casual conversation, Brian and Jeff explore all aspects of good leadership.

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