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!

Dec 10, 2019

Let’s talk about rural schools!

Kim Kaukl, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, joined me by phone for this conversation, where we discussed state and federal efforts around rural schools.  

Dec 3, 2019

Despite their name, these are no gems! Vaping prevention in Wisconsn

Angie Sommers, Marketing Strategist at CESA 10, joined me for this conversation about efforts in the Chippewa Valley to combat youth vaping.

Nov 26, 2019

Community, Children and Suffrage with Senator Kathleen Bernier

I had the honor to spend some time with Senator Kathleen Bernier (Wisconsin Senate District 23). Listen in to hear about her passions and pursuits as an advocate for community, children and a host of other efforts in Wisconsin and on the national level.

Oct 25, 2019

Implicit Bias

During this episode, I had the pleasure to speak with Melaney Leverson and Kent Smith from the WI RTI Center and a special guest Dr. Kent McIntosh.

Dr. McIntosh teaches and conducts research in the areas of positive behavior support, equity in school discipline, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions in schools. He is Director of Educational and Community Supports, a research unit in the University of Oregon College of Education.  Kent is also Co-Director of the National Technical Assistance Center for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports out of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Oct 3, 2019

The Doorway to the Brain

CESA 10 Audiologist, Shelly Elkin, joined me for a conversation about audiology and what every parent and educator should know about hearing.

Sep 10, 2019

Heavy Metal

Lance Gregorich, CESA 10's Environmental Health and Safety Manager, joined me for a conversation about lead in schools.  (Lance is also the artist behind the guitar riff at the beginning.)

Sep 10, 2019

Instructional Coaching–an interview with Cory Welke

Cory Welke joined me for a WISE Conversation today. Cory is an educational consultant and instructional coach at CESA 10.  Listen in as Cory talks about the important role of an instructional coach and the key ingredient--relationships.

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