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WE LOVE SCHOOLS is a weekly podcast that highlights success stories in school communications campaigns. We address the issues, obstacles and benefits of communicating with your community in today’s all-access social media-driven world. Subscribe to our podcast for inspiration, best practices and critical industry news.
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Nov 23, 2017

Carole speaks with Tate Skinner, Secretary for the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative (OSRC). He’s also the Assistant Principal at Minford High School. They speak out Tate’s philosophy behind social media and how Minford High School uses live streaming to provide access for students and families.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Nov 20, 2017

Joel speaks to former Mike Ward, former congressman from Kentucky. They talk about some best practices in public school advocacy and how schools can grab the attention of the public and their elected officials.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Nov 16, 2017

Carole speaks with CJ Soliday, a Behavioral Health Specialist at the Delaware Area Career Center in Ohio. They discuss the vital role that CJ plays in helping the students of DACC succeed including her work with students with diagnosed mental health needs, helping to identify students with undiagnosed needs, and assisting in urgent mental health needs.

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

 

Nov 13, 2017

Carole speaks with Sue Hanson from HelpLine: A resource that  updates and maintains the resource directory to link people with available services in 5 counties within Ohio. They speak about the importance of such a service and how it could help families, parents, teachers, and everybody cope with the difficulties that keep them from being as successful and happy as they could be.

Visit http://helplinedelmor.org/ for more information.

Also, make sure to visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com for more We Love Schools!

Nov 9, 2017

Carole speaks with Dr. Daniel Kaffenbarger, the Superintendent of the Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center in Ohio. Dr. Kaffenbarger talks about the breadth of ESC's programming, the importance of ESC's, how they provide services at a fraction of the cost of traditional K-12 districts, and much more.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Nov 6, 2017

Joel speaks with Dr. Dave Palzet, superintendent in Pleasantdale Elementary District 107 in Illinois. They talk about the shift towards more student-centered pedagogy, the importance of creation over consumption, and three core principles that have helped to reshape Pleasantdale.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Nov 2, 2017

Joel talks with Eric Waldo, former Chief of Staff for President Obama's Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. He was also the Executive Director for Reach Higher - an initiative started by Michelle Obama. Eric is currently the Executive Vice-President for Education at Civic Nation.

Eric talks with Joel about his part work on behalf of public education and what he thinks is coming up next. 

Oct 30, 2017

Carole speaks with Bob Timmons, Superintendent of Polaris Career Center, about the role of career centers in public education. Bob talks about how career centers interact with K-12 districts, Polaris' tremendous growth, and the future of career centers.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Oct 26, 2017

Carole speaks with Bill Wade, Superintendent of Kirtland Local Schools, about professional development in his district, the challenges of delivering professional development to a small school system, collaborating with other districts, and flexibility in programming.

This episode is produced in coordination with the Ohio Small & Rural School Collaborative

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Oct 16, 2017

Carole speaks with Matt Miller, Lakota Local Schools Superintendent. They discuss the importance of introducing yourself to your new community and staff, how to think about your superintendent brand, how to use social media as a superintendent, and much more.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Oct 9, 2017

Carole speaks with Mike Davis of Broadnet - a company that provides an online platform for multimedia events. They discuss how a platform like Broadnet would be valuable in offering virtual and remote town halls for public schools.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Sep 28, 2017

Carole Dorn-Bell welcomes back Kirk Koennecke. In addition to being the Superintendent of Graham Local Schools in Ohio, Kurt is the Executive Director of the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative. Carole and Kirk talk about the new podcast partnership with OSRC, the value of the organization, and what to look forward to in the future.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Sep 18, 2017

Joel and Carole discuss how to handle communicating uncertainty around school funding with your community.

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Sep 11, 2017

Joel Gagne speaks with Marlon Marshall about the 2016 election and what's next both politically and legislatively for our schools. Marlon is a founding partner at 270 Strategies and Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement.

Sep 4, 2017

Joel and Carole talk about the importance of putting your best foot forward with Kindergarten parents - often times it's their first experience with the district. They share stories from their own experiences that will help you make informed decisions about how to communicate with your new families. 

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Aug 28, 2017

This week, Carole speaks with Jenni Logan the 2016 Outstanding Treasurer/CFO of the Year from the Ohio Association of School Business Officials Foundation for School Business Management. She shares her years of experience to talk about a Financial Communication Plan (CFP), the lessons learned from losing ballot initiatives, and the value of a Listening Tour.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Aug 14, 2017

Michael Demana talks with Carole Dorn-Belle about his transition into teaching later in life and provides tips for anybody who is thinking about making the change.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Jul 31, 2017

Mark Kingseed, former mayor of Centerville, Ohio, stops by and talks about the value of local governance in public schools, the future of community-based schools, and the relationship between local schools and their communities.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Jul 17, 2017

Meg Ansara, founding partner at 270 Strategies, talks with Joel Gagne about increasing engagement with the community (through her work with the DC Public Schools), the importance of principals, the future of public education, and lots more. 

For more, make sure you visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

 

Jul 3, 2017

Carole Dorn-Belle and Joel Gagne talk about the best ways to use the summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. Topics include social media posting frequency, new media platforms, fall ballot initiatives, and the importance of breaks.

Make sure to visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com for more!

May 22, 2017

Kirk Koennecke, the Superintendent at Graham Local Schools in Ohio, and Allen Pratt, Executive Director of the National Rural Education Association, talk about the unique needs and challenges facing rural and small schools.

More information about NREA, can be found at http://www.nrea.net.

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

May 1, 2017

Andrea Gribble is back! She is the founder of www.socialschool4edu.com. She speaks with Carole and Joel about how she gets schools to understand the power of social media and then how to actually use that power.

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

Apr 17, 2017

Joel and Carole speak with Andrea Gribble, founder of www.socialschool4edu.com. As an expert in the use of social media in schools, Andrea shares her thoughts on parents' social media use, the challenges that school districts face, the primacy of social media as a communicative tool to the community and, of course, whether or not schools should use Snapchat. 

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Apr 3, 2017

What are some best practices for schools if they want to communicate effectively with parents and the community? This week, Carole Dorn-Bell and Joel Gagne share their thoughts as both communication professionals and parents. They discuss the role of newsletters, text messages, Twitter, and Joel asks if any school out there is using Snapchat. 

For more, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Mar 27, 2017

Joel speaks with Dr. Phillip Price, retired superintendent and Executive Director of the Midwest Suburban Superintendent’s Association. Dr. Price speaks about the key characteristics of being an educational leader, the role of experience, how is/isn't a superintendent like a CEO, and the changing experience of the superintendent.

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

 

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