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From the Podcast: How to adjust to changes in an urban school district

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November 15, 2018

Discussing how to adjust to changes in an urban school district

This episode of our podcast features a conversation with Carolyne Albert-Garvey. She was the reason that Joel’s family moved, as they wanted the kids to attend Maury Elementary School in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Joel and his wife had one meeting with her and knew she was the right principal for their children. In this episode, Joel and Carolyne discuss how to adjust to changes in an urban school district.

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From the Podcast: The impact of team leadership development

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November 13, 2018

Discussing the important impact of team leadership development

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader is back on the podcast! She talks with host Carole Dorn-Bell about the importance of team leadership development for your school.

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From the Podcast: Diversity and inclusion in schools

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October 3, 2018

Discussing creating systemic diversity and inclusion in schools

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Diane Egbers of LEI Consulting about the right and wrong ways to create systemic diversity and inclusion in schools.

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From the Podcast: Leadership in Appalachian schools

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October 1, 2018

Discussing leadership in Appalachian schools

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Starcher, superintendent of the Fort Frye Local Schools in Ohio, talks with host Carole Dorn-Bell about the unique challenges and opportunities for leadership in Appalachian schools.

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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

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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

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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

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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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