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  • 1.10 Will Black, Deputy Supe of Paducah (KY) Public Schools on Teacher-Centered Curriculum
    11/27/2019
    Hear from Will Black, Deputy Superintendent in Paducah Public Schools, which is led by IEI member Dr. Donald Shively, on their progressive curriculum decision-making processes. Teachers in Paducah have the ability to promote effective curriculum solutions for piloting and vetting via their PLC's. If you like Supes Talking Curriculum, this is the episode for you. Shout out to @edreports for their work along the same continuum!
    CATEGORY: Superintendents
  • 1.9 Dr. PJ Caposey of Meridian CUSD 223 (IL) on Leadership, Time Management
    11/21/2019
    Dr. PJ Caposey, superintendent of Meridien CUSD 223 (near Rockford, IL) discusses leadership, and the nuance and art to understanding when your leadership style needs to adapt to the changing needs of your team and your organization.

    Learn more about Dr. Caposey and his work at www.pjcaposey.com

    And of course visit www.instituteforedinnovation.com to learn more about IEI, the publisher of Talk Supes!
    CATEGORY: Superintendents
  • 1.8 Eric Westendorf, Learnzillion, Curriculum, and A Cappella
    11/08/2019
    Longtime friend of @dougroberts_iei, Eric Westendorf, CEO/Co-Founder of @learnzillion, dishes on curriculum and his journey from educator, to administrator, to entrepreneur. Learnzillion sits at the nexus of teaching/learning and scaling a business operation. And, since Eric and Doug met in college singing in the same a cappella group, you're going to be subjected to a dose of The Princeton @nassoons circa 1996. If you think real hard, you can guess who the soloist on this track is...
    CATEGORY: Teaching
  • 1.7 Safety and security/Hank Grishman of Jericho UFSD
    10/22/2019
    Hear @dougroberts_iei report from the #ieifall19roadshow between the Virginia Association of School Superintendents and The Council of Great City Schools, and reflect on all the discussions of school safety and student safety from around the country.

    The interview this week is with Mr. Henry Grishman, superintendent of Jericho UFSD, one of the most decorated public school systems in the country. Hank is a past president of the NYS Council of School Superintendents and a former NY Superintendent of the year, in addition to being on the IEI Advisory board and a longtime friend and mentor to IEI CEO, Doug Roberts.

    Enjoy!
    CATEGORY: Superintendents
  • 1.6 Steve Murley, superintendent of Iowa City CSD
    10/12/2019
    Steve Murley is one of those superintendents who far outpaces the average tenure of a superintendent. Listen to him discuss what he's learned over the last 10 years in Iowa City. Also, I guarantee he's up earlier than you are each morning.
    CATEGORY: Superintendents
  • 1.5 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
  • 1.4 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!
    CATEGORY: IEI Partners
  • 1.3 Dr. William Heidenreich of Valley Stream CHSD (NY) on how they purchase services
    09/28/2019
    IEI Member, Dr. William Heidenreich of Valley Stream Central High School District on Long Island (NY) shares his district's process for vetting new solutions and services that come across their radar. He also shares insights on the process of working with a BOCES in New York so districts can get state aid back on funds they spend on products. Get a rare insider view on the district purchasing process and the unique relationship between BOCES and districts in New York. This is what IEI is about - orienting the K12 marketplace around how districts work. If you enjoy thus podcast, you will love being part of our Palm Springs convening in January!
    CATEGORY: BOCES
  • 1.2 Pat Sullivan-Kriss #ieifall19roadshow
    09/22/2019
    Hear the update on the most recent leg of Doug's #ieifall19roadshow and hear an interview with IEI Board Director, former NY State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) president, and retired supertintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss, who will be awarded NYSCOSS' distinguished career service award at their fall summit in Saratoga Springs this week! Pat shares some wisdom and stories about a long career as an administrator in public education in New York.
    CATEGORY: Superintendents
  • Back to School
    09/14/2019
    IEI kicks off its Podcast series with Doug Roberts, CEO, laying the groundwork and introducing the podcasting world to the work and people of IEI.
    CATEGORY: Podcast