Local Kansas City principals and friends, Christy Lamb and Karen Hile of The Modern Principal, share what it's really like to be an elementary school principal. We talk about their journey to becoming a principal, burnout, daily routine, how parents can support an administrator and even discipline. They also share some educational trends, as well as their opinions on iPads in the classroom.


Christy and Karen of @themodernprincipal shed a little light on the principal lifestyle. We dive into leadership, how to overcome challenges and conflict, advice for aspiring leaders, and SO much more!



It's time for Ready, Set, TEACHs' first PRINCIPALS perspectives! In this episode, Karen and Christy from The Modern Principal talk all things, NEW TEACHERS! From the SIMILARITIES they observe among new teachers, to COMMON MISTAKES they make, to what STANDS OUT during interviews, to using SOCIAL MEDIA and so much more!


Two head principals early in their career, Karen & Christy began The Modern Principal together to organize a community of EduQueens doing their best to lead and reform education, no matter their role. They use their combined voices to steer the new generation of teacher leaders and administrators as they examine the systems in place in schools and challenge the status quo.


Listeners, I love this conversation with Christy and Karen and know you will be captivated by their mission as I am. In this episode we learn about what prompted them to start The Modern Principal, challenges they have faced, and their passions around building a community of eduqueens. We laughed, traveled down unexpected roads, and these ladies made my heart pound with the good work they are doing. I am honored to amplify for you The Modern Principal with Christy and Karen’s Fearlessness story.