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From the Podcast: Navigating change in school districts

Navigating change in school districts, kites going in opposite directions

August 31, 2018

Discussing navigating change in school districts with Dr. Lou Kramer

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Dr. Lou Kramer, superintendent of London City Schools in Ohio, about navigating change in school districts. They discuss strategies to help make change mangeable.

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From the Podcast: Leadership and developing culture

Developing culture, female leader with her team

August 28, 2018

Discussing leadership and developing culture with Diane Egbers

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell welcomes Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration Inc. (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader. The two discuss the High Performance Culture Forum—a leadership and culture event occurring September 21 at the Summit Hotel in Cincinnati.

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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: 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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