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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Mar 20, 2017

Chris Mohr - K12 Consulting from Columbus, Ohio. Carole and Chris discuss one of the most important positions within every school district - treasurer (sometimes called the Chief Financial Officer). Chris talks about how treasurers get licensed, how school districts hire treasurers, the job responsibilities, and how the job has changed over the years.

 

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Mar 13, 2017

This week, Joel Gagne speaks with Dorie Clark, marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and author of the books Stand Out and Reinventing You. Dorie brings her experience as a branding and communications expert and applies it to the challenges that face school administrators.

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Mar 6, 2017

With on power in control of the federal government we can expect a lot of changes. Some have already gone into effect. This week, Carole and Joel talk about what's changing and how local school districts can help drive the conversation.

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Feb 27, 2017
While much of the focus on issues facing transgender students and their families has focused on the federal policies surrounding bathroom access, there are a number of ways that schools can provide support to the students. Today, Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Pediatric Psychologist, Dr. Vanessa K. Jensen at the Cleveland Clinic. She talks about how transgender children develop, the risks they face at school, and how familes and schools can be supportive of them.
 
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Feb 20, 2017

Emily Fermier talks to Carole about American Sign Language (ASL) and the growing movement to teach ASL as a foreign language in high school. For more information, visit http://www.aslvirtualacademy.com/.

 

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Feb 8, 2017

Barbara Shaner, Associate Executive Director of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials, speaks with Carole Dorn-Bell about Ohio Governor John Kasich’s budget proposal. They discuss what it could mean for education and what happens between now and June 30th when a budget has to be passed.


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Jan 16, 2017

Barney Arnold speaks with Joel Gagne about key steps in recognizing a successful school. Topics include classroom decor, communication with parents, and how principals should interact with the community.

 

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