Category: Small & Rural Schools
Summer is a great time to talk about fresh, local foods and some incredible things are underway at the Van Buren Schools in northwest Ohio. The district has begun to overhaul their food service program with no playbook to work from. They’re happy to share some advice for schools who are looking to implement a similar program.
Carole speaks with John Carder, an Assistant Principal at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio and the Associate Director of the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative. John talks about small town values, the advantages of smaller districts, the power of small schools banding together and how organizations like OSRC can help gain equity for small and rural schools.
In this episode, sponsored by The Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Bridgeport School District Superintendent Zac Shutler about the community garden they have in development. Carole and Zac discuss the unique situation that led to the garden’s creation, the partnership with a local correctional facility and what Zac hopes will happen as a result of starting a community garden.
In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Rick Smith about the future of career centers. The two discuss ways in which career and technical programs are being re-examined and re-imagined for the modern workforce. Rick is the Superintendent of Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and the Career and Technical Center Representative for the Ohio Small and Rural Collaborative.
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.
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.
In this episode of We Love Schools, Carole Dorn-Bell welcomes back Kirk Koennecke. Koennecke is the executive director of the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative (OSRC) as well as the superintendent of Graham Local Schools in Ohio.
We Love Schools is excited to work with OSRC on a new podcast partnership.
“We’re excited to work with Allerton Hill and We Love Schools on the podcast,” Koennecke says. “Podcasts make sense for our members as educators across the state want to learn while they’re own on the go.”