Leaders Need a Lift in 2023. Let's Talk Adversity to Action.

We all know the role of instructional leadership has expanded. Whether you’re a veteran administrator, or just beginning your career, our conversation with author and educational leader, Dr. Elvis Epps, will tackle what it takes to set the best impression with your staff, students, and parents. 


February 2nd at 11 a.m. CST

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Q1 2023 - Adversity to Action

Are any of these on your list of 2023 goals?


Managing teacher turnover – hiring the right new people and offering valuable onboarding. Creating a winning learning environment. Providing effective feedback. Building leadership capacity that lasts. Monitoring your wellbeing. Mastering performance management. 


Join us for a conversation with Dr. Elvis Epps, public education leader of 30 years and author of New Principal, No Problem: Leading a Winning Culture Without Losing Your Mind, and ThinkCERCA Founder and CEO, Eileen Murphy


We all know the role of instructional leadership has expanded. There are increasingly daunting conditions that mentally, emotionally, and physically overwhelm school leaders today.


Whether you’re a veteran educational leader, or beginning your career in administration, our conversation will tackle what it takes to set the best impression with your staff, students, and parents. 


You’ll hear leadership tips every principal and aspiring principal can immediately implement to lead their school to success, including:



Those who register and attend will be entered in a raffle to win of several copies of Dr. Epps' latest book!

Meet the Presenters


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Dr. Elvis Epps

Public Education Leader, Keynote Speaker, and Author


Dr. Epps retired as the former Principal of Lake Worth Community High School in the School District of Palm Beach, Florida. He is the former principal of Florida State University Developmental Research Schools located in Tallahassee, Florida. FSUS is a nationally recognized school (472 according to Newsweek 2013 and 382 according to Niche.com in 2014).

Dr. Epps is the author of his new book “New Principal, No Problem: How to Lead a Winning Culture Without Losing Your Mind.” 

His specialty is in Educational and Organizational Leadership and he has been a keynote and motivational speaker at various school districts, state, and national conferences. He was recognized by the Central Florida YMCA as an outstanding Black Achiever for the volunteer community service with families and youth in the Central Florida area.

He has been the special guest speaker on Oprah and Friends XM radio programs and guest panelist at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education in Washington, DC. He is the author of two books, "You Make the Difference: Educate, Motivate, Celebrate!" and "Teaching with Passion and Purpose."

Dr. Epps conducts district and school-based leadership presentations and workshops on organizational effectiveness and people management. He is a certified Executive Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Group. 


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Eileen Murphy

Founder and CEO



Eileen Murphy is the founder and CEO of ThinkCERCA, a tool designed to support systems-level literacy growth. Eileen spent 20 years as a classroom teacher, English department chair, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction for 115 schools before founding ThinkCERCA. She is also an NCTE author and a Pahara Aspen Fellow.