Shirley Raines: Speaker, Consultant and Author.
Shirley Raines uses humor, examples, insights, challenges and concrete strategies to inspire and inform audiences from the podium, the classroom and the boardroom. Described as “powerful, prepared and personable,” her focus areas are quality education, early childhood and leadership development.
” Dr. Shirley Raines has that rare talent of being able to speak in front of hundreds of people and every person in the room will feel that she personally speaking to them.”David Cox
How a Preschool Teacher Became a University President: Leadership Stories
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Butterflies: Exploring the Life Cycle
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Children’s Favorite Books
Creativity and the Arts with Young Children 3rd Edition
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Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering the graduation address to the University of Houston’s Leadership Academy. In the introduction, Provost Paula Short said that I had a career of “Lived Leadership.” Since that weekend, I have thought a great deal...
President Emeritus, Shirley Raines, Interviews Female Higher Education Presidents for Innovate IT Conference
On Wednesday, October 25, at the Halloran Centre in Memphis, I have the privilege of delivering the keynote address to the Innovate IT Conference. I also am honored to interview two relatively new higher education presidents in Memphis, Dr. Tracy Hall,...
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the 500 + “giant” teachers and directors I met at a conference in Austin. Last week I had the privilege of delivering two keynotes to 458 teachers in the Dallas area and working with a dedicated group of directors....
We often hear people say, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” I found some “giants” in Texas with the Texas Baptist Church Weekday Educators Association. There were giants who came from many different denominations, Protestants, and Catholics, under the giant...
Steve Cockrum, co-author of 5 Gears with Jeremie Kubicek, suggested that we listen to Marcus Buckingham’s video on “Competitive Advantage.” I did listen. I think the tools that measure the performance of a company, the amount of engagement of employees and...