Sep 18, 2020

Serving School Boards During a Pandemic

This episode features John Ashley, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Listen in to hear how WASB is serving schools and school boards during these challenging times.

Jun 18, 2020

Efficient, Effective and Efficatious

For this episode, I had the pleasure to talk with Kari Eloranta and Sally Gibson, teachers at the Mounds View Area Learning Center in Shoreview, Minnesota. The Mounds View School District serves roughly 12,000 students, and the Area Learning Center is an alternative program for students who need additional credits to graduate.  During our conversation, Kari and Sally described what makes the Area Learning Center unique, the relationships and trust that exist between staff and students and the ongoing commitment to professional learning by the staff.

 

May 11, 2020

Navigating Uncharted Waters

Dr. Amy Klinger, Director of Programs from the Educator’s School Safety Network, joined me today to discuss considerations for schools and school leaders as the Safer at Home order is lifted.  Dr. Klinger is presenting a virtual workshop on May 18th titled, Navigating Uncharted Waters: School Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World to discuss challenges and opportunities in the wake of the pandemic.

May 8, 2020

Managing Facilities During the Pandemic

Today I spoke with Charlie Schneider, Executive Director of Facilities Management at CESA 10, who shared several recommendations about which school administrators and facilities staff should be aware.  

May 1, 2020

Supporting Students, Staff and Families

Today I had the pleasure to talk with Vickie Waters, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Services at CESA 10.    Like many of our staff and many of our listeners, Vickie and her team have  been working feverishly to adapt to the safer at home order and the reality that the delivery of services and supports has to happen differently.

Apr 24, 2020

Engaging Despite Isolation, Part 1

Over the next several days, I will be talking with each of the department leaders at CESA 10 about the things they and their staff are doing to support students, staff and administrators during this safer at home period.

To start us out, today I had the pleasure to talk with Kristen Gundry. Kristen is the Director of School Improvement Services at CESA 10.    Like many of our staff and many of our listeners, Kristen and her team have been working feverishly to adapt to the safer at home order and the reality that the delivery of services and supports has to happen differently.

Mar 17, 2020

Facilities Tips when Buildings are Closed

Today I had the pleasure to talk with Charlie Schneider and John Berget. Charlie is the Executive Director or Facilities Management for CESA 10 and John is a Project Manager.  Our conversation centered on what to do, from a facilities standpoint, when schools are closed.

Feb 21, 2020

Educators Rising

Leah Luke, Spanish teacher at Mauston High School and former Wisconsin Teacher of the Year joined me for a WISE Conversation. Listen in as Leah talks about making a difference and Educators Rising, a national organization for aspiring teachers.

Jan 30, 2020

Don’t let students down

Today I had the pleasure to talk with Nick Grunseth, former WQOW Chief Meteorologist about his decision to become a special education teacher at Chippewa Falls High School.  During our conversation, Nick shared what led him to pursue a career in education, ways he connects with students and what drives him to be at his best every day so that he doesn't let students down.  Please take a few minutes to listen to Nick's story.

Dec 19, 2019

STEM Saturdays…what?

Jennifer Peck, Educational Consultant at CESA 10, joined me to talk about some exciting new things happening in our region around STEM.  Enjoy!

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