Monthly Archives: October 2017


Episode 69

The role of career centers in public education

Guest: Bob Timmons

In this episode of We Love Schools, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Bob Timmons, Superintendent of Polaris Career Center, about the role of career centers in public education.

Timmons discusses how career centers interact with K-12 districts and the future of career centers in public education.

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Episode 68

Professional development in small and rural schools

October 26, 2017 | Small & Rural Schools, Strategies
Guest: Bill Wade

In this week’s podcast episode of We Love Schools, Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Bill Wade, Superintendent of Kirtland Local Schools. The two discuss professional development in small and rural schools and the challenges that small school systems face when it comes to professional development.

Wade has come up with unique ways to lead professional development in small and rural schools by narrowing the focus on their professional development programs.

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Episode 67

Tips for new superintendents-How to connect with a new community

October 18, 2017 | Communications
Guest: Matt Miller

In this week’s episode of We Love Schools, host Carole Dorn-Bell talks with Matt Miller, the Superintendent of Lakota Local Schools.

Miller is starting his 13th year as a superintendent, and he talks in this episode about transitions as a superintendent and how a new superintendent can connect with a new community.

“I was at a really good place coming to Lakota because it happened so early in the superintendent search process,” Miller says. “The Board here at Lakota did a really good job of letting me have transition days, which I think is huge for any school board, any superintendent to work out transition details.”

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Episode 66

The value of virtual town halls

October 10, 2017 | Communications
Guest: Mike Davis

In the latest episode of We Love Schools, host Carole Dorn-Bell chats with Mike Davis of Broadnet about the value of virtual town halls for schools.

Broadnet offers Access Live, a way for a superintendent, for example, to have a town hall via the phone.

Davis says they’ve led virtual town halls in close to a dozen countries.

With so many different avenues to reach people these days, Dorn-Bell says, something like Access Live can be very valuable in reaching out to a community.

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