“In our work, we think about the impact of the leader and how they’ll contribute to teacher satisfaction, academic achievement, less exclusionary discipline, and the ability to retain teachers of color who represent our students. Leadership matters, and that’s why I show up every day,” said President and CEO Nancy Gutiérrez on Cup of Joy Cafe, a web series hosted by Big Picture Learning.

During the conversation, Dr. Gutiérrez detailed her own leadership journey, noting the healing nature of sharing our origin stories. The episode was recorded live at SXSW Edu, where Dr. Gutiérrez was a featured panelist at Big Picture Learning’s “Leadership Journeys” event, and aired on Twitter and Facebook Live.

Watch the inspirational episode here: