Mar 2, 2022

Trauma and the Brain: An Interview with Dr. Bruce Perry and Steve Graner

Today I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Bruce Perry, Principal of the Neurosequential Network and Steve Graner, the Neurosequential Networks' Project Director.  Please listen as we discuss the neurosequential model, Dr. Perry’s most recent book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing and a unique opportunity for educators and school-associated adults in Wisconsin to learn about trauma and the brain.

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Jan 4, 2022

Advocating for Financial Equity

Today I had the pleasure to speak with John Humphries, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association for Equity in Funding, a group of school districts advocating for financial equity in the state’s school financing system.  Listen in as John talks about the association’s priorities, current projects and their upcoming conference.


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Dec 21, 2021

Hope Dealer - An Interview with Hasan Davis

In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Hasan Davis–speaker, writer, youth advocate, and hope dealer. For more than 25 years, Hasan has worked to transform attitudes about children, their potential and the dire need to never give up. 


Please listen as Hasan talks about what inspired him, resiliency, courage and how he helps youth trust others with their dreams.

Dec 21, 2021

Leadership in Equity

In this episode, I had the pleasure to talk with two incredible people– Milaney Leverson and Kent Smith.  Milaney and Kent, along with Dr. Jennifer Rose, are deeply involved in helping schools and other organizations ensure equitable outcomes. Dr. Rose was not able to join us for this conversation, however all three will be at the State Education Convention in Milwaukee in January. Please stop by the CESA 10 CORE booth.


Below are links to resources discussed in this episode:


CORE Website


Leadership in Equity Series

Dec 21, 2021

A Conversation with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards

In this episode, I spoke with two people who are making a difference: Wisconsin Association of School Boards Executive Director, John Ashley, and Director of Member Services, Ben Niehaus.  Listen in as John and Ben talk about ways the WASB is supporting school boards and school leaders across the state and exciting news about the upcoming State Education Convention.


For more information:


The Wisconsin Association of School Boards 


The 2022 State Education Convention

Dec 7, 2021

Leaders in New Roles

Today I spoke with four leaders who are in their first year as district administrator/superintendent.  Join me in getting to know more about these leaders and the ways they are making a difference on behalf of their students, staff and communities:

  • Angie  Hanlin, District Administrator for the Thorp School District
  • Kory Rud, District Administrator for the Gilmanton School District
  • Ryan Bargender, District Administrator from the School District of Abbotsford
  • Jeff Rykal, District Administrator for the School District of Mondovi

Nov 19, 2021

Empowered Schools

In this episode, I am talking with Walter Leipart, Superintendent for the Gilman School District. Walter has been a School Administrator since 2005, is a founding member of the eSucceed Charter School, a rural school advocate and a doctoral candidate who has been studying what it takes to create environments of success for students and staff.  Please listen as Walter describes what he calls "empowered schools."

Nov 3, 2021

An Interview with Chris Hambuch-Boyle: Supporting Strong Public Schools and a Life of Service

I had the pleasure to reconnect with a colleague, Chris Hambuch-Boyle.  In addition to serving in multiple capacities, Chris is also one of the NW Regional Organizer for the  Wisconsin Public Education Network.

Sep 30, 2021

Identity, with 2 of the 10 people who helped shape my thinking in 2021

Milaney Leverson and Kent Smith, CESA 10 consultants working with schools to ensure equitable outcomes, discussed "identity," what it means and why it matters. 

Aug 30, 2021

Ensuring Equitable Outcomes for All Students

In this episode, I spoke  with Milaney Leverson and Kent Smith, two consultants who came onboard CESA 10 recently to lead a new service centering on ensuring equitable outcomes for students. Listen in as Kent and Milaney describe why this is so important and what participating schools/organizations can expect.

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