Leader / Educator / Speaker / Difference Maker / Storyteller / Author
Dr. R. spreads the word about the positive climate and culture you accomplish through leadership for everyone.
Frank Rudnesky has developed, implemented, and studied leadership process to enhance organizational culture. He has authored numerous articles and books published in the areas of leadership and technology influence including the second edition of 50 Great Things Leaders Do: Let’s Get Fired Up! Dr. R. retired from public education in 2016 but continues to write, speak, teach, and inspire. Numerous school accolades include NJ and National Forum Schools to Watch and Intel School of Distinction. Frank resides in the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame.
In addition to teaching at the high school and university levels, Frank Rudnesky was the principal of Belhaven Middle School in Linwood, New Jersey for seventeen years. During that time, the school was recognized with numerous national, state, and local awards for leadership, technology influence, excellence in performance, and climate and culture.
The school has been often used as a visitation site for other educators from as far away as Japan. They have been recognized by the Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey School Boards Association, Intel School of Distinction, and the New Jersey and National Forum “Schools to Watch.”
Frank has developed, implemented, and studied leadership process to enhance organizational culture. He has authored numerous books and articles published in the areas of leadership and technology influence. He resides in the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame and sits on an executive education board and Schools to Watch committees. He lives in Southern New Jersey with his wife, Dr. Kimberly, two daughters, Franki Maria, Danica Lyn, and their dogs, Jackson and Maggie.
Dr. R. retired from public education as a principal in 2016 but continues to write, speak, teach, present and inspire around the country.
Contact Information / Products
Speaker Menu Items
50 Great Things Leaders Do: Let’s Get Fired Up!
Leadership Through Positive Climate and Culture – A compilation of stories, theory, research, ideas, and common sense that contributes to positive climate and culture
The LeaderShip: Who’s on Board
Your leadership potential is grouped into four cabins that allow you to become a leadership “you” so you can become a leadership organization
Bring a group of your students and a group of students from another school for a half day of leadership training, team-building, and fun
Building Relationships and Connections
How do you build relationships and make connections with everyone in your organization? Here are the keys and stories. Some concepts are screaming off the walls Visible, Tangible, Walkaroundable (V, T, W) and some are so obvious they go right over your head.
What Others Are Saying
“Today’s NJFEA Conference was a great success in large measure due to your keynote address. The students raved about your presentation and so many came away inspired and encouraged about becoming future teachers.”
– Larry Fieber, Executive Director
Center for Future Educators at The College of New Jersey
“Your fire and passion is an inspiration to me and the students. It was great!! Everyone got something out of it. It was quite inspirational!”
– Mike, NBCT
“Thanks for your “outstanding” presentations at the KAMSA Conference.”
– John Sanborn, Executive Director
“Just an amazing story. You have such a passion and you love to share it. Glad that I have the opportunity to tell people that I am associated with you. Great stuff!”
“I had the privilege of hearing you speak at this spring’s Middle School Association Conference at Rider University. I was greatly inspired by you and your book and would love for my coworkers to network with you.”
Mary, School Counselor, Soehl Middle School
“I attended the Renaissance Conference last summer. I attended all of your sessions. As the activities director and Associated Student Body (ASB) advisor, you have given me so many ideas. I use Dr. Frank’s book every day and more. Thank you for being an inspiration to me!”