Monthly Archives: July 2018

Episode 124

Culture building in schools

July 31, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Trent Bowers

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Trent Bowers, superintendent of Worthington Schools in Worthington, Ohio. They talk about culture building in schools and how to create a community culture from the top using communication, vision and intent.


Episode 123

Women’s Leadership in Education

July 24, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Kathy Krendl

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Kathy Krendl, former president of Otterbein University, about the importance of women’s leadership positions throughout education. They discuss the forces that continue to limit female opportunities, as well as the ways to move forward.


Episode 122

How to fix the skilled labor shortage

July 17, 2018 | Technology
Guest: Harry Snyder

In this episode, Carole speaks with Harry Snyder, President and CEO of Cincinnati’s Great Oaks, one of the largest career and technical education districts in the U.S. They discuss the skilled labor shortage and how we can prepare our children for the future.


Episode 121

School leadership turnover

July 13, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

In this episode, hosts Joel and Carole discuss the structural and cultural issues that have led to more school leadership turnover and the cost it has on our schools and students. The conversation comes just as school districts are wrapping up their hiring season.

Joel and Carole say superintendents now only stay in place for an average of less than three years, and there also is much turnover at the principal level. This doesn’t bode well for public education.


Episode 120

Content marketing for public schools

Guest: Jason Wheeler

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Jason Wheeler, Marketing Director for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD in Texas. Jason, who runs the Social Media Schoolhouse blog, explains content marketing for public schools and how specific techniques can be used by each school district.


Episode 119

Using technology to communicate

July 5, 2018 | Technology
Guest: Dr. Denver J. Fowler

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Denver J. Fowler, professor at California State University-Sacramento and author of the book, The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World. They discuss the philosophy behind using technology to communicate to your community, as well as some of the technology available to do so.


Episode 118

The state of rural education

July 2, 2018 | Small & Rural Schools
Guest: John White

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with John White, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education. They talk about the state of rural education and the possibilities for the future.