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Dec 2, 2019

We welcome Superintendent Rick Smith of the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, which is in Bellefontaine, Ohio, northwest of Columbus, Ohio.

We talk about the importance of working with the business industry to form effective partnerships. This is definitely something that's taking on a life of its own. A lot of businesses are looking for workers. We've covered that extensively in our podcasts, but particularly here, we focus on building partnerships.

Businesses are now coming to schools, career centers, vocational education, saying "We need workers. We want to help you help you train our future workers, what can we do to give you the tools so we can get a workforce."

As much as we talk about jobs and the economy, the bottom line here is it still many jobs are left unfilled because businesses cannot find workers who have the skills necessary.

 

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

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We Love Schools is hosted by Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell, and 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.

Nov 18, 2019

In this episode we interview Superintendent Dennis Blatt of the Washington County Career Center, located in Marietta, Ohio.

What we talk about is something of an unusual subject, but we  think a necessary one. That is work ethic, and the value of work ethic. Employers are putting a premium on this. We talk with Superintendent Blatt about how the Washington County Career Center addresses this, and they are taking this problem head on. 

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

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

We Love Schools is hosted by Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell, and 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.

Nov 4, 2019

In this episode, we interview Greg Edinger, Superintendent of the Vanguard Sentinel Career and Technology Center, based in Fremont, Ohio, which is in Northwest Ohio.

Today's topic is "What do parents need to know about career technical education?"

Career tech is not what it used to be. It is something that has really taken off and for good reason. College costs are soaring. And students need alternatives to meaningful career options. And career tech is definitely the way to go in this new era of information technology, and technology in general.

It's a real alternative to the thousands upon hundreds of thousands of dollars that students are committing to go to college, without not understanding or not sure what where they want to go. 

One of the things we need to do a better job is continuing to talk about how great career tech is. It really is a wonderful option for students as they want to continue to look at how they want to pursue their careers and how they want to go about it in a thoughtful and cost effective way. 

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

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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.

Oct 15, 2019

Today's an exciting episode as it marks the last installment of the Agile leadership series with Diane Egbers with Leadership Excelleration: Organizational Leadership Consulting.

In the two previous podcasts, we talked about the important components of Agile Leadership, which are Adventure and Empower. In this episode, we wrap things up with Orchestrate.

What I especially like about our discussion in the episode with Diane is that there is a clear place and value for everyone in the organization in moving objectives forward.

Diane always offer such cutting edge insight on leadership and leadership development. And you can go to Leadership Excelleration website to get started with the Agile Leader inventory

Diane Egbers is the 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 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.

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Oct 2, 2019

It is great to have Tom Bailey, Superintendent of the Washington Court House (OH) Schools, on the podcast today.

He's a repeat guest and he brings so much energy, creativity and care to what he does in his school district and community. He talks about how to lead authentically, what that means. And he talks about how good it is for the community.

Schools have to be active participants in their communities, and vice versa. Tom and his work in the Washington Court House community is a great example of this.

The Big Blue Bus - listen to the episode here.

 

Bill George Authentic Leadership

 

 

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

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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 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 
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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
 
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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

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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

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