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Monthly Archives: July 2018

From the Podcast: Building culture in schools

Building culture in schools, photo of hands together in a circle

July 31, 2018

Discussing building culture in schools with Dr. Trent Bowers

In this episode of our podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Trent Bowers, superintendent of Worthington Schools in Worthington, Ohio. They talk about building culture in schools and how to create a community culture from the top with strategic communication, vision and intent.

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From the Podcast: Women in leadership

Women in Leadership in education, woman smiling in front of a school board

July 24, 2018

Discussing women in leadership positions with Dr. Kathy Krendl

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Kathy Krendl, recently retired former president of Otterbein University, about the importance of women in leadership positions throughout education. They discuss the forces that continue to limit female opportunities, as well as the ways to move forward.

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From the Podcast: Skilled Labor Shortage

Labor shortage, female developer working at a computer

July 17, 2018

Discussing technical schools and the skilled labor shortage with Harry Snyder

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, Carole speaks with Harry Snyder, President and CEO of Cincinnati’s Great Oaks, one of the largest career and technical education districts in the U.S. They discuss the skilled labor shortage and how we can prepare our children for the future.

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From the Podcast: Leadership turnover in schools

Leadership turnover in schools, women at a table discussing leadership

July 13, 2018

Discussing leadership turnover with Joel and Carole

In this episode, hosts Joel and Carole discuss the structural and cultural issues that have led to more school leadership turnover and the cost it has on our schools and students. The conversation comes as school districts are wrapping up their hiring season.

Joel and Carole say superintendents now only stay in place for an average of less than three years, and there also is much principal turnover as well. This doesn’t bode well for the future of public education.

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From the Podcast: Marketing for public schools

Marketing for Public Schools, teacher taking a selfie at his school

July 9, 2018

Discussing marketing for public schools with Jason Wheeler

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Jason Wheeler, Marketing Director for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD in Texas. Jason runs the Social Media Schoolhouse blog and explains marketing for public schools and how specific techniques can be used by each school district.

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From the Podcast: Using technology to communicate

Using Technology to Communicate, young students with tablets looking at their teacher

July 5, 2018

Discussing using technology to communicate with Dr. Denver J. Fowler

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Denver J. Fowler, professor at California State University-Sacramento and author of the book, The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World. The two discuss the philosophy behind using technology to communicate to your community, as well as some of the technology available to do so.

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From the Podcast: The state of rural schools

The state of rural schools, school bus on a rural country road

July 2, 2018

Discussing the state of rural schools with John White

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with John White, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education. They talk about the state of rural schools and the possibilities for the future.

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