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Finding Your Leadership Soul-Global Career Tech Education Podcast Ep.41

Finding Your Leadership Soul-Global Career Tech Education Podcast Ep.41 w/Carlos Moreno


In Episode 41 of the Global CTE Podcast, host Sylvester Chisom engages with Carlos Moreno, co-executive director of Big Picture Learning, in a deep dive into educational innovation and leadership. Through personal anecdotes and professional insights, Moreno illustrates how love, care, and vulnerability are central to transforming educational spaces and fostering meaningful student experiences. The episode explores Moreno's journey, the impact of mentorship and music on his life, and his vision for the future of Career and Technical Education (CTE), emphasizing the importance of real-world learning and community involvement.

Topics Covered:

-Leadership Rooted in Love, Care, and Vulnerability

-Big Picture Learning: A Model of Empowerment

-Validating Innovation Through Research

-Grandma Isabel's Legacy of Optimism

Carlos Moreno Bio:

Carlos currently serves as Co-Executive Director for Big Picture Learning, a nonprofit organization that has developed more than 200 such schools in the United States and around the world. He is also the author of the new book, "Finding Your Leadership Soul: What Our Students Can Teach Us About Love, Care, and Vulnerability."

A proud native New Yorker, Carlos is a passionate education trailblazer committed to supporting school and district leaders in creating high-quality, innovative schools designed to tackle systemic equity issues.

He also co-founded and leads the Deeper Learning Equity Fellowship in partnership with the International Network for Public Schools as well as the newly created Ashé Leaders Fellowship. At heart, Carlos is an observer, a family man, a learner, a builder of community, a student, and a teacher—someone who has simultaneously found and continues to seek his own leadership soul.

Learn More About Carlos Moreno's new book: Finding Your Leadership Soul

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