The BRES Blog

July 27, 2019

How The Best School Leaders Manage Their Time: A conversation with Elisabeth-Lamotte Mitchell

As another school year comes to close and every detail is wrapped up with the precision and passion uniquely characteristic of the school leader we sit down with today, we are grateful for the opportunity to take our conversation to New Orleans where Elisabeth LaMotte-Mitchell, Principal of Paul Habans of Crescent City Charter Schools, reflects… Read more »


November 27, 2018

School Turnaround Success: A conversation with Oscar Aponte

It was an unusually chilly September morning at Maple Lawn Elementary School. School had been in session for several weeks and while the anticipation and jitters of the beginning of the school year had worn off, the passion and focus of one of Dallas ISD’s most talented principals was as intense as ever.  BRES had the privilege of sitting… Read more »


June 6, 2018

Flip the (phone) Script!

As you are closing out your school year and firming up your staffing plans for the upcoming year, we wrap up our hiring series by taking a deep dive into the phone screen piece of our selection process. If you missed our previous blog posts around hiring, you can check them out here. Conducting a quality… Read more »


April 10, 2018

Danielle Petters, Dallas ISD Secondary Principal of the Year, on Systems, Selection, and Choosing the Right Squad

At BRES, we are honored to work alongside some of the most talented school leaders in the country. In today’s blog we had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Danielle Petters, recently named Dallas ISD’s Secondary Principal of the Year for her work at H. Grady Spruce High School. Petters, who has been a principal for… Read more »


February 16, 2018

A Better Way to Hire

This week’s blog is written by guest blogger, Karen Salerno. Her full bio can be found at the conclusion of this post. As January turns into February, as do school leaders prepare for long days of interviews, making offers, and the anxiety inducing process of designing staffing plans for the year ahead. Historically, teacher selection… Read more »