Episode 43: The Future of our Education Landscape with Megan Sweets

It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a major impact on our education system. But the truth of the matter is that there are underlying problems in the system. According to research done by today’s guest Dr. Megan Sweets:

50% of teachers will leave the profession in the first 5 years.

50% of new principals will leave their schools in 3 years, with 20% leaving after their first year.

These statistics, compounded with the pandemic, make it clear that there is a need for an overhaul in the educational sphere. Enter today’s guest, Dr. Sweets. With her PhD in educational leadership with a focus in financial reform, Megan created Your 3 Eyes as a program to help schools make necessary shifts that has a positive impact for students, educators, and communities. Join us as we dive into the world of educational reform and what the future holds.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:00]Introducing the world of educational leadership and Megan Sweets
  • [01:10]Megan’s story and journey through educational leadership and creation of Your 3 Eyes
  • [03:12]The mission and goals of Your 3 Eyes
  • [04:18]The biggest challenges in the educational industry
  • [06:50]Servant leadership and how it will help combat the issues educators are currently facing
  • [07:58]On self-care for educators
  • [11:11]The impact of the pandemic on educators
  • [13:35]The opportunities and pitfalls in redesigning a school
  • [16:43]Megan’s strategy for helping redesign schools
  • [19:39]The future of the educational industry in 10-15 years