Principal Matters Podcast

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PMP394: Lessons from a First Year Principal with Tomas Macaluso

In this episode, we explore the remarkable journey of Tomas, principal of North Valleys High School in Reno, Nevada. Beginning his career as a CTE teacher, Tomas spent a decade before transitioning into administration. His path is one of dedication and innovation, marked by achievements like establishing a signature academy and leading as the Past President of NACTE. Discover how Tomas's four pillars - self-care, high expectations, student connection, and personal growth - shape the culture at North Valleys. Join us as we uncover his leadership philosophy, centered on creating a school environment reminiscent of Disneyland, where every student feels valued and eager to learn.