In this episode, host Joel Gagne is joined by Greg Edinger, Superintendent of the Vanguard Sentinel Career and Technology Center in Fremont, Ohio.
Joel and Greg discuss what parents need to know about career technical education, which is not what it used to be.
Greg describes career tech 50 years ago as a vastly different experience. The goal back then was to train for a lifetime vocation, and academics were not really emphasized. The majority of the programs that existed revolved around agriculture, especially in northwest Ohio, where Vanguard Sentinel is located. Vocational education was generally intended for students who did not go to college.
The previous two episodes covered the Adventure and Empower components of Agile Leadership. In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell and Diane close out the series with a discussion on the final component: Orchestrate.
Kirk Koennecke and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss how new superintendents can get to know their communities
Kirk Koennecke, the new superintendent for Indian Hill Schools near Cincinnati, Ohio, joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast to discuss how school superintendents can get to know their communities when they are fresh on the job.
Kirk brings a wealth of experience to the
role, having served as a superintendent elsewhere, and offers advice on
communication strategies and potential pitfalls to avoid.
The Ohio Department of Education introduced a new five-year education plan that aims to put less emphasis on test scores while catering to each individual student. The new plan will shift away from the traditional academic measures that customarily measured students’ success and instead focus on helping students succeed after graduating high school.