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Sep 11, 2019

A few weeks ago we started a new leadership series with Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration. Specifically, this podcast series is about agile leadership.

In Part 1 - Agile Leadership with Diane Egbers, we talked about some of the core elements of agile leadership and why it is important to schools. And if you recall, there are some components to the agile leader. Adventure, which we discussed last time, and Empower, which we discuss in this episode.

Find out more how the Empower role complements the Adventure role that we discussed last time.

Diane Egbers, from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbers

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a weekly podcast from Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

 

Sep 3, 2019

Kirk Koennecke is the current and new superintendent at the Indian Hills Schools in the Cincinnati (OH) area.

He's not new to the superintendent position. He's been a superintendent before, but he just now stepped into this role at Indian Hills Schools, and he brings a wealth of experience.

Now that schools are underway, this is the perfect person and time to talk about how school superintendents can get to know their communities. He has advice and potential pitfalls to be aware of as one acclimated to that role. He also has some definite ideas on how communications fits into being a modern superintendent.

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a weekly podcast from Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

Aug 28, 2019

In this first episode of our series of three we are calling Being An Agile Leader in Today's Educational Market, we cover Adventure.

Diane Egbers, from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader, joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast once again.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbers

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a weekly podcast from Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

 

 

 

 

Jul 2, 2019

Summer is a great time to talk about food fresh, locally grown food. Some incredible things are underway at the Van Buren Schools, where the Black Knights have done just that.

In this episode I talk with Jay Clark, the middle school principal, and Brianna Reinhard, the food service director.

They've started to overhaul their food service program with no playbook to work from.  And they have some advice for schools who are looking to implement a similar program.

Twitter: @jayclarkOH 
http://vbschools.net
Food Service Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackKnightBite/

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a podcast hosted by Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

Jun 5, 2019

I talk with Tom Bailey, Superintendent of the Washington Court House (OH) Schools, about a big and blue solution that his school district came up with as a way to meet three needs for students over the summer.

The need to feed every child, to provide enrichment, and to continue to build relationships.

It's called the Big Blue Bus. A bus has been converted to a food truck that runs on a set schedule and delivers food to students all over the district. But it's not that simple. There's more. 

You can find out more on the district's Twitter account - @WCHSuper

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a podcast hosted by Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

May 29, 2019

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast once again.

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 shy away from the traditional academic measures that customarily measured students' success and focus on helping students succeed after graduating high school.

Diane offers tips you need now for developing your goals for this new strategic plan.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbars

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a podcast hosted by Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

Apr 8, 2019

In this third episode of our series of three we are calling The Triple A's To Nurture Educators -Advocacy, Authenticity and Alignment, we cover Alignment.

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast once again.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbars

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a podcast hosted by Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

Mar 26, 2019

Organic time. What is that? So often we're conditioned that time is linear. That learning is linear. But it's not necessarily. And in today's podcast we talk with K-12 music teacher Bill Manchester. We came to know Bill from a TED Talk that he did on this very topic.

As you listen through, organic time is not just about learning...it's something we can integrate into our lives as almost a philosophy.

Bill’s Ted Talk on Organic Time

Bill has posted info for the summer workshop series on Twitter at @SimSumSTEAM, or you can just look up Simple Summer STEAM. More links to come on Instagram and Facebook soon.

 
Got a question or topic you'd like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us info@weloveschoolspodcast.com
 
First time listening to We Love Schools? Learn more about our podcast.
 
Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can help your school communications? Contact us today.

 

 

Mar 7, 2019

In this second episode of our series of three we are calling The Triple A's To Nurture Educators -Advocacy, Authenticity and Alignment, we cover Authenticity.

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast once again.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbars

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

We Love Schools is a weekly podcast from Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell that highlights and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educational and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

Feb 20, 2019

Want to know all about how to do a school construction project? Not just to do one, but do it well?

That is what we're covering in this podcast. We talk with Matt Montgomery from the Revere Local Schools in Ohio. He's the superintendent there and he's overseeing a very large renovation and construction project. 

And of course we talk through what to do. And what not to do. But he offers something that is very insightful in response to our question about lessons learned. 

We think you'll find his answer incredibly insightful. 

Got a question or topic you'd like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast?  Email us info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love Schools?  Learn more about our weekly podcast.

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can help your school communications?  Contact us today.

Feb 14, 2019

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast once again.

In this episode we launch a series of podcasts themes that we are calling The Triple A's To Nurture Educators. Those Triple A's are Advocacy, Authenticity and Alignment. We're going to tackle each one of these topics separately starting with Advocacy. That's the topic you're going to hear today.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbars

Got a question or topic you’d like covered in an upcoming We Love Schools podcast? Email us at info@weloveschoolspodcast.com

First time listening to We Love SchoolsLearn more about our weekly podcast

Interested in learning more about how the Allerton Hill Consulting team can your help school with communications? Contact us today.

Nov 15, 2018

Carolyne Albert-Garvey was the reason that Joel's family moved so the kids could attend Maury Elementary School in the District of Columbia Public Schools. They had one meeting with her and knew she was the right principal for their children. Today, Joel talks with Carolyne about helping an urban school adjust to changes - from demographics to funding. 

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Nov 12, 2018

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader is back! She talks with Carole about the importance of developing the leadership that your school needs to be successful.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbers

For more We Love Schools, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

Oct 25, 2018

What does an extensive outdoor education have to do with sparking creativity, interest in learning, and the ability to learn from failure? Carole speaks with James Saxer & Laura Grimm from Dalton City Schools about their unique and exciting outdoor education curriculum and how it connects to the rest of their school.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Oct 1, 2018

Carole speaks with Diane Egbers of LEI Consulting about how (and how not) to create lasting diversity and inclusion in your schools.

For more information on the Cultural Intelligence and Inclusion Leadership Forum, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leaders-forum-cultural-intelligence-inclusion-tickets-49435404626

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Stephanie Starcher, superintendent of the Fort Frye Local Schools  in Appalachia, talks with Carole about the unique challenges and opportunities for leaders in Appalachian schools.

For complete notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Aug 30, 2018

Carole speaks with Lou Kramer, superintendent of London City Schools in Ohio, about the importance of change in your schools.They also come up with some strategies to help make change as simple as possible.

This episode is sponsored by the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Aug 23, 2018

Carole welcomes back Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader. They speak about the High Performance Culture Forum - an exciting event occurring on September 21, 2018 at the Summit Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-performance-culture-forum-tickets-46091816865.

Follow Diane on Twitter: @dianeegbers

For more We Love Schools, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Aug 20, 2018

Joel speaks Rick Hanes from Edison State Community College about workforce development, College Credit Plus, student debt, and how to plan wisely for the future.

For complete show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Aug 16, 2018

If you don't tell your story, then somebody else will for you. It's pretty simple, but it's not a lesson you can afford to learn later. To help provide insights and ideas, Joel speaks with John White, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.

For complete show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Aug 13, 2018

The first year at a new district means that changes are coming, but the important question is: Where do you start? Dr. Kim Peach Miller of Bexley City Schools talks with Joel Gagne about how to implement a new strategic plan in a new district.

For more show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

 

Aug 9, 2018

Dr. John Marschhausen, superintendent of Hilliard City Schools in Ohio, returns to talk to Joel about the benefits of limiting screen time at home and at schools and ways to get started.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Jul 30, 2018

Joel speaks with Dr. Trent Bowers, superintendent of Worthington Schools in Worthington, Ohio about how to create a community culture from the top using communication, vision, and intent.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Jul 23, 2018

Joel speaks with Kathy Krendl, 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 opportunities to move forward.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Jul 16, 2018

Carole speaks with Dan Snyder, President and CEO of Great Oaks, about the labor shortage and how we can prepare our children for the future. Based in Cincinnati, Great Oaks is one of the largest career and technical education districts in the United States.

For more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

 

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