Apr 28, 2021

AESA Communities

Today I had the opportunity to talk with Beth Kabes, Platform Lead for the Association of Educational Service Agencies, the national organization providing professional support, networking and learning activities for educational service agency employees and board members.  During our conversation, Beth shared ways that the AESA online communities are providing opportunities for AESA members to share, network and learn from each other.

To learn more about AESA Communities, register and begin to connect, go to aesacommunity.aesa.us. 

Apr 12, 2021

Interview with the Safety Doc

In this episode, I spoke with Dr. David Perrodin.  David is an author, educator, researcher, professor, expert witness, consultant, host of The Safety Doc Podcast, and bicyclist. David received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he researched high stakes safety decisions in education, health care and the military. He has presented on PBS and wrote and directed a film about school safety. Dr. Perrodin has a passion for helping schools and companies design and implement safety instruction and threat reporting tools that are accessible to students with special needs.

Feb 9, 2021

Working to eliminate the opportunity gap for students in Wisconsin

Today I spoke with John Gaier, Superintendent for the School District of Neillsville and President of the steering committee for the Wisconsin Association for Equity in Funding, a group of school districts advocating for financial equity in the state system of school financing. Listen in as John shares what is happening in Wisconsin to ensure that all students have equitable opportunities. 

 

For more information, visit waef.net

 

Jan 7, 2021

Lovingly crafted and unforgettably good

Today I had the pleasure to talk with Mary Jo Hanson, owner, founder, chef, and everything in between at Collycobble Confections. Before Collycobble Confections, Mary Jo ran the CESA 10 Foster Grandparent program, supporting countless children and seniors and making a positive impact on the learning environment day. Mary Jo's story provides a great example of the power of living with purpose and, in doing so, continues to model this for students and adults alike.

 

For more information about Collycobble Confections, visit their Etsy page at www.etsy.com/shop/collycobble

Jan 4, 2021

STEM with an E (for Enthusiasm)

Kalli Peterson , 3rd Grade teacher at the Osseo-Fairchild Elementary School and Jennifer Peck, STEM Consultant at CESA 10 joined me for a WISE Conversation about Project Lead the Way.

Dec 15, 2020

Staying Positive

Today I had a conversation with Nick Grunseth, special education teacher at Chippewa Falls Senior High.  This was our second conversation since Nick's transition to education following a notable career as a local meteorologist. Please listen as Nick shares how he and his colleagues have adjusted to the challenges brought about by the pandemic. I think you will sense the same high degree of optimism and passion that he demonstrated in our first conversation a year ago.

Oct 22, 2020

Exciting Developments in College and Career Readiness

Today I had the pleasure to speak with three members of the College and Career Readiness team at CESA 10--Gwen Skoyen, Jennifer Peck and Erica Zerr--about some of the new and exciting services and supports being provided to students and educators in our region.

Sep 25, 2020

Supporting School Leaders - A Conversation with Jon Bales

Jon Bales, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) joined me for a conversation about school leadership and ways WASDA is supporting school leaders during a challenging time.

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.

 

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