Monthly Archives: January 2018


Episode 91

Being a child with a superintendent parent (at your school!)

January 29, 2018 | Issues Facing Schools Today
Guest: Lindsey Imhoff

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Lindsey Imhoff, whose father Paul Imhoff serves as superintendent at Upper Arlington Schools near Columbus, Ohio. The two chat about being a child with a superintendent parent.

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Episode 90

Navigating technology in schools

January 25, 2018 | Technology
Guest: Dr. John Marschhausen

In this episode of the podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. John Marschhausen, superintendent of Hilliard City Schools, about technology in schools and how to “challenge everything.”

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Episode 89

Poverty in schools

January 25, 2018 | Issues Facing Schools Today
Guest: Luke Shaefer

Host Joel Gagne speaks with Luke Shaefer, Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, about poverty in schools. The two discuss poverty within schools and what can be done to help children reach their full potential.

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Episode 88

The impact of technology on education

January 12, 2018 | Technology
Guest: Shawn Morris

Host Joel Gagne speaks with Shawn Morris, science teacher at Hilliard Darby High School. Shawn and Joel discuss the impact of technology on education and how technology in schools has changed over the last several decades.

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Episode 87

The value of music education in schools

January 9, 2018 | Issues Facing Schools Today
Guest: Nick Jaworski

Host Joel Gagne speaks with Nick Jaworski, former music teacher and current podcaster, about the value of music education in schools. The two discuss the benefit of both music education and the arts in schools as well as the right and wrong ways to make the case for music and arts in schools.

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Episode 86

How to market a school in a small district

Guest: Dan Parent

We Love Schools host Joel Gagne speaks with Dan Parent, superintendent of Danbury Local Schools, about how to market a school in a small district. Danbury Local Schools is in northwest Ohio with roughly 500 students, and the two discuss the district’s rebranding efforts to share the message that Danbury Local Schools is the “best kept secret in northwest Ohio.

Joel also chats with Amanda Morris about the Allerton Hill strategy that went into the Danbury Local Schools rebranding efforts.

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Episode 85

Local control of schools

January 2, 2018 | Issues Facing Schools Today
Guest: Richard Lewis

Host Joel Gagne speaks with Richard Lewis, the executive director of the Ohio School Boards Association, about local control of schools and its value. The two discuss outside organizations that support school districts, the impact of social media for schools and more.

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