Amber Teamann serves as the Director of Technology & Innovation for Crandall ISD, a fast-growing district outside of Dallas, Texas. During her educational career, Amber’s comprehensive understanding of student learning has resulted in a successful blend of technology and leading. Through her campus and district-level leadership, she has helped initiate instructional change district-wide, empowering teachers at all levels. Amber knows we can all be better together and strives to make every day the very best it can be for each member of her staff and students. As an award-winning administrator, she has been a featured speaker in multiple states helping motivate, encourage, and help develop the capacity of teachers and leaders nationwide. Recognizing the power of social media, working with districts and campuses on finding their voice, and leveraging the power of connected educators has led her down a path she completely owes to the power of a professional learning network.
Amber has also co-created a space on Facebook, for principals, by principals that shares staff appreciation and motivation ideas, tips, and treasures to ensure the well-being of campus staff. With over 14K members, it has become a collaborative space where administrators are able to connect, be renewed, and feel as if taking care of their people is a FUN and easy thing to do. Her co-authored book, “Lead With Appreciation“, is an Amazon bestseller that helps support leaders as they create a space where people WANT to come to work. True appreciation can create an organizational culture in which appreciation and positive energy are the norms rather than the exceptions, a culture in which people feel valued for their work and help those around to do the same. Leading with appreciation creates a positive culture…and this book was written to help you do just that.
A firm believer that “the smartest person in the room is the room”, she is most passionate about helping create a culture of innovation where teachers are empowered to create the types of learning experiences today’s modern learners need to thrive.