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Positively Family

Positively Family

By Zachary J. Zeckser
Positively Family is a weekly podcast from the Chief Administrator of Holy Family School System in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We share highlights from the weekly newsletter coupled with a weekly special guest, inside scoop from school administration, and only the wittiest of banter.
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The end is just the beginning!
With very special guests, Heather Williams and Monica Robinson! Link to the newsletter.
45:23
June 11, 2021
When the Spirit moves, we cooperate!
With very special guest, Jennifer Francois! Link to the newsletter.
40:46
May 28, 2021
The best podcast guest ever?
With very special guest, PE teacher and AD, Mr. Jason Dole! Newsletter
33:06
May 21, 2021
Strike Up The Band (Directors)!
With very special guests Xavier High School Director of Bands, Kellli Swehla, and LaSalle Band Director, Toni LeFebvre! Read the newsletter here
44:12
May 14, 2021
Our Second Graders are 2nd to None!
With very special guests, Mrs. Cathy Soukup and her second grade class! Newsletter
29:55
May 7, 2021
The quirkiest!
With very special guest, Louren Kilburg! https://www.smore.com/yhcvs
25:25
April 30, 2021
Two Zachs!
With very special guest, LaSalle learning strategist, Linda Zach! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/6wdbq
34:02
April 23, 2021
A mostly very upbeat podcast!
With very special guest, Principal Heather Williams! Newsletter link: https://www.smore.com/ycp96
29:18
April 16, 2021
Que bueno!
With very special guest, Spanish teacher, Katie Duran! Newsletter link
32:13
April 9, 2021
4 from 4th!
With four very special guests from 4th grade! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/0cp2k
30:36
April 1, 2021
Two principals walk into an office....
With very special guest, St. Jude Principal Heather Williams! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/huwdj
30:30
March 26, 2021
Father and son
With very special guests, Greg and James Fahnle! Newsletter link
39:53
March 12, 2021
Shred that axe!
With very special guest, Mrs. Linda Manley! Newsletter link here
29:07
March 5, 2021
He's heartier than most....
With very special guest, Fr. Ken Glaser! Newsletter link: https://www.smore.com/a796n
23:13
February 26, 2021
McParty
With very special guests, Ms. Pasker and Ms. McCarty!
37:58
February 20, 2021
The Bees' Knees!
With very special guests, Louren Kilburg and our three religion bee participants! Newsletter at https://www.smore.com/a40xt
33:45
February 12, 2021
Can of Corn with "The Todd"
With very special guest, Todd Garrison! Newsletter link
33:52
January 29, 2021
Leaders listen.
With very special guests, Director of Early Childhood Education and Principal Heather Williams!  Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/vsmbg
22:04
January 23, 2021
An important step in a critical conversation
With very special guests, Mrs. Kimberly Fitten and Mrs. Laura Gray!
18:24
January 18, 2021
Generational throwdown!
With very special guest, 5th grade teacher Mrs. Sara Johnson....and a delightful group of Lancer students! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/rbcfz
33:07
January 15, 2021
Celebrating a Mistake!
With very special guest, LMS lead teacher, Monica Robinson! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/ax90y
28:41
January 9, 2021
This may very well be the best podcast of all time!
With very special guest LaSalle social studies teacher, Mr. Scott Davidson! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/qx7sk
35:30
December 18, 2020
Current President and Future Saint
With very special guest, Student Body President, Katie Pilcher! Newsletter link: https://www.smore.com/pb1um
26:13
December 11, 2020
True North
With very special guest, Nurse Shawn Inghram! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/1t59p
30:51
December 4, 2020
Welcome to the kids' table!
With four very special guests, our students! (Killian, Jasmine, Tavian, and Chris) Weekly newsletter: https://www.smore.com/w7n45
27:02
November 21, 2020
First Things First!
With very special guests, first grade teachers, Mrs. Angie Horstmann and Mrs. Jenn Russell! Newlsetter: https://www.smore.com/y0nhq
26:55
November 13, 2020
A word from your board chair...
With very special guest, Holy Family School Board Chair, Mrs. Kelly Fulton! Newsletter link: https://www.smore.com/90rj6
23:09
November 6, 2020
Well this episode is actually quite super!
With very special guest, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Mrs. Kim Hermsen! Weekly newsletter: https://www.smore.com/75b9e
44:32
October 29, 2020
Thank God teaching isn't quite as gross as nursing...
With very special guest, St. Jude Learning Strategist, Mrs. Katie Vega! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/cj31q
35:52
October 23, 2020
"Our" Louren
With very special guest, religion teacher and campus minister, Ms. Louren Kilburg! Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/wt745
34:56
October 16, 2020
We were on a break!!!
With very special guests, Geralynn and Rachel Schneider! Read this week's newsletter here.
31:52
October 10, 2020
Bonus Podcast: Top 20 Training and the next great thing at Holy Family!
With very special guest from Top 20 Training, Kevin Brennan and very special guests, teachers Terri Brown and Sara Johnson!
32:60
October 5, 2020
A life-long Lancer!
With very special guest, 2nd grade teacher Mr. Greg Fahlne! Newsletter available at https://www.smore.com/yh3x8
26:32
October 2, 2020
One jazzed up pod!
With very special guest, new band teacher, Mrs. Toni LeFebvre! Newsletter link: https://www.smore.com/3mx1j
30:21
September 25, 2020
Return of the Ambassador of Joy!
With special guest, LaSalle Lead Teacher, Monica Robinson! Holy Family Happenings weekly newsletter available at https://www.smore.com/2uqv6. God bless you! z
39:45
September 18, 2020
We're baaa-aaaack!
With very special guest, Principal Heather Williams!
32:32
September 11, 2020
Selfie Podcast
This week, I step away from the norm and give you the story (if you are interested in hearing it) of how I developed my love for Catholic schools and why you should share that passion.  ...and then yes there are more Johnny Z clips...
32:10
May 16, 2020
Little Orange Drank
With special guest, elementary principal, Heather Williams! https://www.smore.com/hm4q5
28:04
April 25, 2020
Where the Apple Falls
With very special guest (sort of), preschooler Johnny Zeckser. https://www.smore.com/4e01r
28:52
April 20, 2020
A Royal and Loyal Friend
With special guest, Regis principal, Mr. Josh Gredys! https://www.smore.com/s9kmc7
29:32
March 20, 2020
Subscribe to Biggie Chunk?!
With four very special guests, religion bee participants, Sam Giese, Freddy Zeckser, Asa Tew, and Noah Upah! https://www.smore.com/s9kmc7
27:01
March 12, 2020
Though shalt not bite.
With special guests, 4th grade teachers: Audra Drahn and Terri Brown! https://www.smore.com/s9kmc7
35:29
March 6, 2020
Is there a doctor in the house?!
With special guest, Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Dr. Mary Pedersen. Newsletters
29:06
February 29, 2020
Holy! Holy! Holy!
With special guest, Fr. Dustin Vu!
21:19
February 22, 2020
#showchoirmom
With special guest, Holy Family parent, Jessie Goodell!
23:58
February 14, 2020
So cringy!
With special guest school board member: Ted Francois!
23:57
February 7, 2020
Bald Eagle to Emerald Isle, Do You Copy?
With very special guest with very special news, Mrs. Kathy Ireland!
22:01
January 31, 2020
Strange Pod to end a Strange Day
With special guests, (my kids!) Ellie and Gemma Zeckser!  
19:31
January 25, 2020
Cookie!
With special guest, elementary PE teacher, Mr. Wayne Cook!
28:20
January 10, 2020
No snowflakes in here!
With special guests: Angela Pasker, Maria McCarty, and Matthew Ehler!
26:33
December 20, 2019
The Queen of Calhoun County (and her little princess)
With special guests Parent Association members: Denise Fillenworth and Amy Schatzle and Alice!
24:32
December 13, 2019
Hide the raisins!
With special guest, gala committee chair, Julie Schnoebelen!
39:10
December 6, 2019
Her name is not Sarah.
With special guest PreK-4 Principal, Heather Williams.
16:12
November 22, 2019
Happy birthday, Georgia!
With special guest K-8 art and steam teacher, Mrs. April Woolsey!
28:29
November 15, 2019
Lifelong Holy Familian
With special guest media specialist, Shawn Gibbs!
23:27
November 8, 2019
Gibbler Gallop v Moonwalk
With special guests Shelly Huiskamp, and Tamara and Payton Norris.
25:07
November 1, 2019
So much (hidden) talent!
With special guest Mr. (Josh) Servey, maintenance man extraordinaire!
22:02
October 26, 2019
Season 2 Episode 07: Colleagues Who Were Meant to Be a Team
With special guests, LaSalle English teachers, Angela Pasker and Lisa Streif!
18:28
October 18, 2019
Season 2 Episode 06: Kids These Days
With special guests student council president and secretary, Noah and Gracie!
11:11
October 11, 2019
Season 2 Episode 05: Quirks, Peeves, and Scruples
With special guests, guidance counselors Amber Waring and Andrew Coleman!
26:07
October 4, 2019
Season 2 Episode 04: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Special guests: 3rd grade team of Meagan Hoffman and Kim Cooling plus two more uninvited.... I mean unexpected guests.  ;-)
18:11
September 20, 2019
Season 2 Episode 03: Denny's?!
A delightful chat with our new AD and LaSalle PE teacher, Mr. Jason Dole.
35:39
September 13, 2019
Season 2 Episode 02: Sara(h)s
The 5th grade team of Sarah Moser and Sara Johnson join this week's episode!
28:59
September 6, 2019
Season 2 Episode 01: Growth!
Guest host: Principal Heather Williams
33:36
August 30, 2019
006 Lovin' Summer
Guests Monica Robinson and Matthew "Papa" Ehler
32:48
June 22, 2019
005 The GOAT
005 The GOAT
20:01
May 31, 2019
004 Penultimate
From the St Jude principal's office
16:10
May 24, 2019
003 The Show
😊
25:05
May 17, 2019
002 Saints
Recorded on Friday, May 10 at XHS with Angela Olson and Nick Ireland!
15:15
May 10, 2019
001 Episode I
With Fr. Mark and Dottie Gierut!
17:56
May 3, 2019
Welcome to Positively Family!
Trial run
01:06
May 3, 2019