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Born to See Greatness in Others | Eleanor Smalley

Eleanor Smalley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of JASON Learning. Dr. Smalley returned to JASON after working at the University of Virginia for the Darden Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education, aligning leadership and business practices between state and district superintendents. While at Darden Curry, Dr. Smalley served as the Senior Project Director, working with the Aligned Leadership model, a Wallace Funded Project, The Turnaround Program, and School Board Development.

Dr. Smalley served 30 years in Public Schools, with 12 years as a Superintendent. While Superintendent, she promoted a zero-dropout rate, an accelerated learning model, a collegiate learning model with James Madison University, and was recognized by Newsweek as a national leader in The Challenge Index. Her focus on early childhood programs was recognized as a model for the state of Virginia. Dr. Smalley holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of Virginia.

On this episode, we talk about Eleanor’s journey in the education industry. She shares key tips to accelerate your education and how to help others learn more effectively. In the end, Eleanor shares her powerful 6-word story “Born to see greatness in others.”

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Gordon J Bernhardt

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President and founder of Bernhardt Wealth Management and author of Profiles in Success: Inspiration from Executive Leaders in the Washington D.C. Area. Gordon provides financial planning and wealth management services to affluent individuals, families and business owners throughout the Washington, DC area. Since establishing his firm in 1994, he and his team have been focused on providing high quality service and independent financial advice to help clients make informed decisions about their money.