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  • S2E7 Looking back at the good in 2020, looking forward to 2021
    01/08/2021
    The whole IEI team comes on to introduce this episode, which features Jeff Patterson of Gaggle, Jess Gartner of Allovue, Megan Harney of MIDAS, and Berj Akian of Classlink. We reflect on the good things that happened during an otherwise terrible year, and we look forward to 2021!
  • S2E6 Equity and Curriculum: The fight and the opportunity ahead
    12/23/2020

    This episode features a panel discussion from our final Fall 2020 IEI Retreat at Suncadia, WA, featuring:

    Dr. Susan Enfield, Highline Public Schools

    Ms. Heather Bybee, Director of Curriculum, Spokane Public Schools

    Eric Westendorf, Founder, Learnzillion and former principal

    Chris Blevins, iStation

  • S2E5 School Finance Challenges with Jess Gartner and Doug Mesecar
    12/14/2020

    This panel from IEI's Fall 2020 Hybrid/Virtual Superintendent Retreat in Georgia examines the challenges of school finance during the pandemic, what we know, and what we don't know.  Doug Mesecar of Strategos Consulting and Jessica Gartner, Founder/CEO of Allovue, give insight on the federal funding landscape and advice to district leaders and vendors for how to best ride out the fiscal uncertainty and challenges.  

    IEI Member superintendent Leigh Ann Putman of Metro Atlanta RESA in GA co-moderates with IEI CEO Doug Roberts.  Kevin Mitchell of Audio Enhancement also contributes to the discussion.

  • S2E3 Keeping kids in our schools physically and emotionally healthy during a pandemic
    10/19/2020

    Panel discussion from IEI's Summer Symposium on social/emotional and physical health strategies being deployed in districts across the country, featuring:

    Justin Jennings, CEO, Youngstown Public Schools, OH

    Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent, Victoria ISD, TX

    Dr. Shai Fuxman, EDC

    Dr. Rob Darzienkiewicz, M.D., Hazel Health

    Stephanie Taylor, Presence Learning

    Alex Meis, Kinvolved

  • S1E28 Mitch Weisburgh talks VR/AR
    05/31/20
    Mitch Weisburgh, Founder/CEO of Academic Biz Advisors and co-Founder of EdChatInteractive.org joins Doug to talk about some ideas fur utilizing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality during this new age of forced distance learning in our schools.  
  • S1E18 Dr. Danny Merck, Pickens County Public Schools, SC
    3/25/2020
    IEI member Dr. Danny Merck talks with Doug about leadership and the mentor who identified his leadership skills early on and encouraged him to work toward becoming a superintendent. He also discusses the district's planning process for COVID-19.
    CATEGORIES : IEI Partners COVID-19
  • S1 E15 3 Supes live from Palm Springs IEI - Youngstown OH, Pocantico Hills NY, Meridian IL
    02/01/2020
    Fresh off our Winter Superintendent Summit in Palm Springs, Talk Supes (and CEOs) presents three of our members sharing their thoughts about school safety and security. We are so glad to have Mr. Justin Jennings of Youngstown City Schools (OH), Dr. Rich Calkins of Pocantico Hills CSD (NY), and Mr. Joe Mullikin of Meridian CUSD (IL) as IEI members. Enjoy!
    CATEGORIES : Podcasts IEI Partners
  • S1 E5 Kinvolved and IEI's mission
    10/10/2019
    IEI CEO Doug Roberts was pressed by a thoughtful superintendent at a conference recently about what success for IEI would look like, and what our impact will be, and he shares his thoughts on IEI's future and its mission, as well as thoughts about how IEI can bridge gaps in the K12 ecosystem.

    In the interview, Doug visits with Alex Meis and Miriam Altman, Co-Founders of Kinvolved and long-time IEI partners. They discuss their founding story, leadership, how they figure out how to be partners and friends in real life, and of course, their morning routines!
    CATEGORY : IEI Partners
  • S1 E4 Genevieve Collins, VP @istation on multi-tasking and transitioning to Congress
    09/28/2019
    Genevieve has been a long-time friend and a partner to IEI, and she shares some of her secrets to success. She also talks about her decision to throw her hat in the ring for Congress in her hometown, Dallas, TX! We grabbed a few minutes with her before she headed off to a meet and greet and a day that would have her out at various events and activities until 11pm. Thanks for making some time for us, and don't forget us when you are in the White House!
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