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Category: Community Outreach

From the Podcast: School climate and communication

School climate and communication, woman on her laptop using social media

June 26, 2018

Discussing school climate and communication with Brad Ritchey

In this episode of our podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Brad Ritchey, Superintendent of Milton-Union Exempted Village School District in Ohio, about school climate and communication.

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From the Podcast: Public opinion research for school districts

Public opinion research for school districts, man leading a focus group, Allerton Hill Consulting

March 7, 2018

Discussing public opinion research for school districts with Paul Fallon

In this episode of the We Love Schools Podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Paul Fallon of Fallon Research & Communications, a full-service public opinion research and polling firm. Paul discusses the value of public opinion research for school districts and how best to communicate your district’s priorities.

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From the Podcast: Passing a $230 million bond issue

Passing a $230 million bond issue at Upper Arlington Schools, people drinking coffee and having conversation

February 5, 2018

Discussing passing a $230 million bond issue with Upper Arlington’s Paul Imhoff

Host Joel Gagne is joined by Paul Imhoff, the superintendent of Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio just outside of Columbus, which recently passed a $230 million bond issue.

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From the Podcast: The value of local control of schools

Photo of empty chairs in a room representing the value of local control of schools

January 2, 2018

Discussing the value of local control of schools with Richard Lewis

Host Joel Gagne speaks with Richard Lewis, the executive director of the Ohio School Boards Association, about the value of local control of schools. The two chat about outside organizations that support school districts, the impact of social media in schools and more.

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From the Podcast: Promoting ballot initiatives

Promoting ballot initiatives by walking door-to-door, photo of hand knocking on door

December 22, 2017

Discussing walking door-to-door while promoting ballot initiatives with David Axner

Host Joel Gagne speaks with David Axner, the deputy executive director of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. David shares his experiences as a superintendent, thoughts on promoting ballot initiatives, and what the Buckeye Association of School Administrators does for current and future school administrators.

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From the Podcast: Navigating winter as a school district

Tree and snowman cutouts, blog post on navigating winter as a school district

December 20, 2017

Discussing how to communicate effectively in the winter months with Amanda Morris

Host Joel Gagne talks with Amanda Morris, Outreach Strategist for Allerton Hill Consulting. Joel and Amanda discuss the communication needs for schools during the winter months and the difficulties some schools may face regarding communicating effectively over the holidays.

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From the Podcast: Sharing stories to engage the community

Sharing stories to engage the community, young student smiling in front of chalkboard with muscles flexing in chalk

December 12, 2017

Discussing sharing stories to engage the community with Lynda Tran

We Love Schools podcast host Joel Gagne talks with Lynda Tran, founding partner at 270 Strategies, about sharing stories to engage the community. Lynda was also the press secretary for Organizing for America, among many other impressive roles, and she shares her insight on highlighting individual stories, crisis communication plans and more.

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From the Podcast: School advocacy

Group advocating for schools, featured image for a post on school advocacy with former congressman Mike Ward

November 22, 2017

Discussing school advocacy with former Kentucky Congressman Mike Ward

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with former Kentucky Congressman Mike Ward about school advocacy. The two chat about how important it is to effectively communicate with elected officials about school districts as well as how schools can share their stories better.

“Public schools are what America is all about,” Ward says. “The only way to help young people and to help families is to get them a better education.”

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From the Podcast: Seeking out community resources

Woman curled up in a ball, featured image for blog post about seeking out community resources

November 13, 2017

Coping with stress: Seeking out community resources

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Sue Hanson of HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties. Dorn-Bell and Hanson discussing seeking out community resources to help cope with stress. Especially with the holidays approaching, now is a great time to visit the community resources available to those who may need help.

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Allerton Hill Success Stories: Danbury Local Schools’ marketing

Danbury Local Schools logo connected to a blog post about their successful marketing campaign

November 8, 2017

Danbury Local Schools’ Marketing Outreach leads to increased enrollment

We’re thrilled to share the recent success of Danbury Local Schools’ Marketing campaign. Amanda Morris guided an outreach strategy that led to great results for Danbury Local Schools in Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio.

Danbury Local Schools worked closely with Allerton Hill for its outreach strategy. The first step of the strategy was to conduct a series of surveys. The surveys showed that many people in the five-county area didn’t even realize that Danbury Local Schools was an educational option.

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