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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: How to Nurture Leadership Talent

How to nurture leadership talent, superintendent helping a member of the leadership team with professional development

June 18, 2018

Discussing how to nurture leadership talent

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, Diane Egbers from LEI Consulting joins host Carole Dorn-Bell to discuss how to nurture leadership talent.

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From the Podcast: The power of mentors

The power of mentors, Allerton Hill Consulting, women working together and looking at a computer screen

March 12, 2018

Discussing the power of mentors with Heidi Feller and Jeri Springstead

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne is joined by Heidi Feller, Chief Inspiration Officer for #SocialSchool4edu, and her mentor, Jeri Springstead.

Joel asks Jeri and Heidi about the power of mentors, and how Jeri inspired Heidi to become a German teacher in Wisconsin. 

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From the Podcast: The 21st Century School Leader

The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World, students using technology together

March 9, 2018

The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World by Dr. Denver J. Fowler

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Dr. Denver J. Fowler, author of the forthcoming book The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World. Dr. Fowler is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education at California State University, Sacramento. Carole and Dr. Fowler discuss the book, how it came about, and what he hopes people take away from it.

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From the Podcast: What is a PTA?

Woman working with a young boy, featured image for blog post on "What is a PTA?"

December 19, 2017

Answering the question “What is a PTA?” with Elsa Huxley

We Love Schools Podcast Host Joel Gagne talks with Elsa Huxley, former president of the Maury Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, or PTA. The two answer the question “What is a PTA?” while also covering the basics of how PTAs and PTOs work as well as well as explaining their importance.

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From the Podcast: The Energy Bus School

Boy choosing to be optimistic, related to the Energy Bus School principles utilized at Keystone Local School District

December 11, 2017

Discussing The Energy Bus School with Keystone Local School District leaders

Host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Franco Gallo (superintendent of Keystone Local School District), Maura Neville (principal of Keystone Elementary) and Jake Alferio (assistant principal of Keystone Elementary) about The Energy Bus School.

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From the Podcast: Educational leadership

Group of teachers discussing how to be great leaders

March 27, 2017

This week, Joel Gagne is joined by Dr. Phillip Price, retired superintendent and Executive Director of the Midwest Suburban Superintendent’s Association.

In analyzing strong educational leadership, Dr. Price says he looks to see what an individual was like as a teacher.

“I think it’s extremely helpful, because you understand what’s going on in the classroom,” he says. “Not just observe it, but understand.”

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From the Podcast: Learning to be an educational leader

Black teacher standing near lockers in school

March 13, 2017

In this episode, Joel Gagne speaks with Dorie Clark, marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and author of the books Stand Out and Reinventing You.

Clark brings her experience as a branding and communications expert and applies it to the challenges facing school administrators.

Optics, she says, are important in being an educational leader: You want to be a leader that both listens and is willing to take charge.

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From the Podcast: How to Support Transgender Students in our Schools

February 28, 2017

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From the Podcast: Don’t Hunker in Your Bunker

September 19, 2016

We’ve talked time and time again about the key component of crisis communication is to already have a communications plan in place and a good relationship with your community so they’ll trust you when an emergency hits. This week we’re talking with Dr. Joe Clark, Superintendent of Nordonia Schools in Northfield, Ohio, about leadership and communications when a crisis hits.

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