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School Success Podcast

School Success Podcast

By Mitchell Slater

The journey to becoming a school leader is not an easy one. There are many challenges along the way, but it becomes manageable when you have the correct information and tools to help you. In this podcast, you will hear from excellent school leaders who share their stories of successes and failures to inspire and motivate us. We want you to be able to find one takeaway that will help you best in your leadership journey. We are excited you are here! Welcome to the "School Success" Podcast.
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#044, Johnny Graham on Overcoming The Pandemic and Economic Crisis
#044, Johnny Graham on Overcoming The Pandemic and Economic Crisis
If you love a school that truly cares about its students, please take a second to listen up! In this episode of the School Success Podcast, we're talking with Johnny Graham, Head of School at Williamsburg Christian Academy. He shared about their residential and flipped programs and how they're tackling the challenges they face in their community. We also wanted to know how important it is for schools like theirs to be able to connect with students and their families—and how important it is for them to have the ability to empathize with those students. We know you'll love this episode as much as we do! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:17] do some fine dining in Colonial Williamsburg [04:20] Takes place on a residential campus [06:25] 30 years ago when you were a boarding school student [08:54] COVID really caused us to put a pause [11:45] post 2020 and 2021 related to the the pandemic [13:02]  juggling both of them, but focusing on the domestic side [14:35] been a trend in education for about 13 years [16:46] a half faculty professional development [17:36] a whole lot of stress on families and students in 2020 [19:23] there's always room for improvement YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/il6vmkyvU8k
21:01
December 05, 2022
#043, Dr. Don Davis on School Development and Organizational Structure
#043, Dr. Don Davis on School Development and Organizational Structure
What’s up, School Success Makers! Is your school leaning toward growing from where it is now? This episode will surely interest you! This week’s podcast features Dr. Don Davis, the head of the Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas. With 21 years of experience in the field of education, his guiding principle has always been "with the right culture and curriculum and the right people in front of your kids, the kids perform really well." Tune in now! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:23] You have to eat Tex-Mex [04:34] I've been in Christian education for 21 years [06:44] So last year we celebrated 75 years of Christian education [10:35] organization and structure is a big challenge [11:58] God has been really good to us [13:10] It will attract high caliber leaders and educators [14:53] Those KPIs, key performance indicators in place [16:11] you have a very good organization structure [18:03] We're a Christ-centered school [20:37] We had a pass rate on the AP exams of 88% [21:51] we believe in STEM and technology [25:19] part ways for the greater good of the organization [29:12] 500 new students [31:05] gonna be 117,000 square foot on four campuses [33:35] for $50,000 and it costs us YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/_lc4W4fFLOA
37:22
November 28, 2022
Special Episode #19, Dr. Timothy Dernlan on Maintaining Focus on Your Mission and Vision
Special Episode #19, Dr. Timothy Dernlan on Maintaining Focus on Your Mission and Vision
Hey, Success School Makers! Do you know what a Classical Christian School is? Tune in now as Dr. Timothy Dernlan, the Vice President of the Association of Classical Christian Schools, talks about the challenge of growth and maintaining focus on the mission and vision in schools.  Learn how intentionally going back a couple of 1000 years is passing on a way of life. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:29] I live in Daphne, Alabama [04:45] you obviously are around 450 schools [07:01] popcorn fundraisers that make them $500, $700 [08:47] people to donate $2,000 [10:36] if someone's been serving for 6, 7, 10 years [13:18] you said 95% of the operating income [14:52] it can improve the budget by 10% or more [16:57] Harry Potter made it popular with the house system [19:02] 65, 70% of the schools have it [21:55] College is only one thing that you do on your road to life [24:10] a school is just a tool that a parent should use [26:00] I'm gonna play devil's advocate [28:02] I've homeschooled my four children [30:34] this association to help lead these 450 schools YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/ruLF5g6oq68
33:12
November 25, 2022
#42, Granville Jones on School Management and Leadership.
#42, Granville Jones on School Management and Leadership.
When you think about what makes a school successful, you probably don't think about the importance of a strong leader. But without one, there's no way to get the job done. Welcome to another insightful episode! That's why we're so excited to bring you this podcast featuring Granville Jones, founder of Fruit of the Spirit Academy (FOSA). In his interview on this episode, he stresses the importance of having a strong leader and positive synergy at FOSA to help students reach their full potential. What he looks for when hiring new staff members at FOSA, why he thinks it's important that they have "the right attitude,"  and how Granville was able to overcome some significant challenges in getting his school off the ground. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:34] Austin is a glorious city [04:06] Texas is known for its barbecue [06:17] he was an elementary school principal [08:36] in the mid 2000 tens [11:16] I started applying to become a head of school [12:37] March of 20, 22, 1200 miles away from home [14:32] Lagging with how to use data appropriately [15:29] we record this in the summer of 2022 [16:55] My heart is I want FOA to be extremely diverse cultural [19:38] quality Christian education by a sliding scale tuition model [21:49] Our intention is to start K five [24:51] teachers are willing to take a 15% pay cut [27:24] Texas only relocated in July, uh, of 2022 [28:56] the book is called Inside the Non-Profit Boardroom [31:38] The number 12 represents governmental perfection [36:45] how to connect better with families YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/WDpT511cpHw
37:43
November 21, 2022
Special Episode #18, Richard Mills on Managing your School Website's Media, Story, and Message
Special Episode #18, Richard Mills on Managing your School Website's Media, Story, and Message
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever considered your students as content creators for your school website? Tune in now as Richard Mills, Director of Digital Schools and Co-founder of Upschool.co in Melbourne, Australia, discusses how you can control your school website's media, story, and message and empower students to generate content that resonates with today's parents. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:41] Melbourne Australia is the sporting capital of the world [04:23] AFL might know the Sydney Swans [06:04] His name was Pete Weston [07:40] I flew over to New Zealand [09:33] You know, 5, 6, 7 year olds upwards [10:54] $1,200 or something like that [13:17] This is back in 2010 I think it was [16:39] around the time of the 2016 presidential elections [18:34] whether you are Fox News or CNN [22:45] 23 minutes later I got an EMR back [25:35] I'd sold seven packages at like a dollar amount [30:15] mainly the United States listeners [33:41] he would've seen 10 school websites [36:22] My daughter's nearly 17 [40:56] little link that opens up a PDF document [44:12] oxytocin, endorphins, and serotonin. [48:57] I see that as 300 journalists [52:39] I get to teach and coach kids [56:47] you got like these 11, 12, 13 year olds [1:00:51] Why you should give us $100 to put your brand [1:03:16] We have a partnership with Aurora Expeditions YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/27WTJ6sl6LY
01:06:49
November 18, 2022
#041, Stephen Denny on School Growth Amidst Economic & Cultural Crisis
#041, Stephen Denny on School Growth Amidst Economic & Cultural Crisis
Hi, School Success Makers! How do you manage school expansion? Join us today as we feature Stephen Denny, head of the Lighthouse Christian School, who has been with the academy for a year now. He has been enthusiastically driving the school in its growth, taking into account its current economic situation and the dynamics of its school culture. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:25] a huge canyon that's 500 feet deep and 1500 feet wide. [04:46] larger being 900 plus students [05:45] We were at 360 when we arrived a year ago [07:53] so you already have enough to house, like 600, 700 students? [09:03] Creating space for that growth [09:41] So just growth management in and of itself is hard [10:47] trying to equip these students to own their own thinking [12:19] from 300 students, 400, 500 students [13:14] philosophy is based out of Philippians two [15:52] So we really try to connect 1995 to the present [17:07] one auction fundraiser and raised about 400,000 that night [18:45] Auctions are a big thing in this area [20:05] We are the only K12 Christian. In this city. [21:53] I worked hard to make sure I'm here at everything [22:57] I actually 100% agree [23:53] I love the insight that you've given YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/X7y8JZ-zrsI
26:05
November 14, 2022
Special Episode #17, Sheril Menefee on Intentionality: Creating a School of Character
Special Episode #17, Sheril Menefee on Intentionality: Creating a School of Character
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever wondered how to integrate service learning and make rich learning opportunities in an academic setting? Tune in now as Sheril Menefee of Muskogee High School talks about creating a culture of character and excellence and empowering students by going beyond crossing off things on your to-do list and impacting their lives and the community beyond the school day. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:26] continue to grow in his faith and in his leadership [03:37] I encourage other educators to keep in contact [04:52] we would go to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame [06:31] uses a framework called the 11 Princip [07:51] I on a whim applied and they hired me [09:39] Last I checked was about $500 [12:12] Teachers are in high demand and in shortage [14:42] Dipped down to not having very much participation [15:52] We have about 1600 students ninth through 12th grade [17:32] things like Chick-Fil-A Leader Lab [19:33] EL mascot that is the Muskogee Referers [22:57] competition with a local community in TWA [24:40] $500 on this, uh, fundraiser [28:17] I think you said, is it 1600 or 1400? [30:01] Career college and Career Preparation Mandate  YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/Y6DGGYS7Bn0
34:09
November 11, 2022
#040, Cameron Smith on Importance of Parent Communication and School Engagement
#040, Cameron Smith on Importance of Parent Communication and School Engagement
If you've ever had trouble getting your kids to do the work, you might have heard the phrase, "Kids will do what they're told." We don't believe that. In this episode of our podcast, we talk to Cameron Smith, co-founder, and CEO of Bennett Day School. He said that BDS has taken a project-based approach to education, which has proven effective for many kids. This is in contrast to the conventional way of thinking, which suppresses children's curiosity. He believed that children have a purpose in life and are important community members. He stated that children must recognize the reasons behind their actions. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:28] I'm the co-founder of Bennett Day School [02:22] its great trail called the 6 0 6 [03:07] McDonald's worldwide headquarters. [03:43] I do love Chicago sports as well [07:05] teachers and students is you know what's most important. [08:54] we have families that are sometimes very surprised [10:32] you're able to grow to 600 before [12:11] you see students and teachers collaborating [14:12] S A T A C T and Outscoring National averages [15:53] I discovered the Regio Amelia approach [17:27] We provide a digital portfolio of our children's work [19:50] underserved communities and students [21:48] So they were laser cutting and 3D printing [23:28] John Dewey credited with being the parent of progressive education [25:58] like a three year old is squeezing an orange [28:05] We had three FBI officers coming to school [30:42] 40,000 applicants and 8,000 YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/iirNdvS-JBM
35:48
November 07, 2022
Special Episode #16, Jon Wilson on Re-envisioning Education Through a Child's Eyes
Special Episode #16, Jon Wilson on Re-envisioning Education Through a Child's Eyes
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever asked yourself what your students want from you? Tune in now as Mr. Jon Wilson, Principal of The Edison School in Tennessee, shares how rethinking education from the kids' perspective helps us understand what they want from us. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [02:07] 10 to 15 minutes north of Nashville [02:56] we got Nashville Soccer Club as well [04:44] I'm gonna bring you some brisket later today [06:02] he was born between 23 and 24 weeks gestation [07:39] we were living in Fort Myers, Florida [08:33] wrinkled up GI Joe Doll [10:07] we are actually in our 10th year this year [12:17] our biggest challenge probably is our space [14:19] English is at a first or second grade level [16:15] we've done some reading ones through Dollar General [17:14] we do truly individualize our math and ELA for every kid [19:45] These kids keep challenging me to races [22:12] We're gonna try and make ourselves a public school [23:07] sometimes a different setting is the best option for those kids [25:33] maybe 20 more years of educating those students YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/sDb8hDceirk
26:60
November 04, 2022
#039, Dr. Toby Travis on Establishing Trust in Leadership
#039, Dr. Toby Travis on Establishing Trust in Leadership
Welcome, School Success Makers! Looking for some guidance on how to handle trust issues between the school leaders and other stakeholders to prevent a public relations nightmare for your institution? Listen in as Dr. Toby Travis, the superintendent of Village Christian Academy discusses the value of creating a culture of trust in school administration and the knowledge he has garnered from his many years of experience in the field of education. In addition to serving as the executive consultant for Global School Consulting Group, Dr. Travis is a published author. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:33] we moved to Fayetteville [03:43] we are just minutes off the 95 [04:26] most amazing gentlemen Dr. David Wells [06:22] We have a preschool through 12th grade [07:21] we celebrated our 85th anniversary [08:45] we had 32 nationalities on campus [10:21] about 100 students left the campus [11:30] It's not about billboards [13:56] I have full confidence in what they're doing [15:30] read Jim Collins Good to Great [19:36] Jesus loves them [24:19] becomes the evaluation form at the end [27:09] model of education is MC Jean frost [29:24] pandemic has just exacerbated that problem mentally YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/3wTNY8qsXSM
44:58
October 31, 2022
Special Episode #15, Ruston Pierce on Proactive Planning and Post-Pandemic Sustainability
Special Episode #15, Ruston Pierce on Proactive Planning and Post-Pandemic Sustainability
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever considered what alternative revenue stream options fit your community? Tune in now as Ruston Pierce, President of Consulting for Affinity Recruiting & Consulting, discusses how to attain post-pandemic sustainability through proactive planning and alternative revenue streams. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.       Highlights of the Episode [01:54] I've been a school administrator for 22 years [02:52] Chattanooga has done a fantastic job [05:42] What are your operational expenses look like? [09:50] Everybody has different needs a lot of communities [11:05] you could make $8,000 [12:50] we needed to raise another $100,000 this year [17:18] Everything I just said has $1 sign attached to it [19:30] I'm not just talking to Christian schools [21:47] we have to create all those processes [24:18] every kid after that 11 is straight profit [27:01] there's enough kids to go around [28:39] seven star offers Chinese as a foreign language [31:08] school actually makes money this semester  YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/v_-6h2qv5A4
38:20
October 28, 2022
#038, Dr. Bobby White: Align Your Work And Your Mission
#038, Dr. Bobby White: Align Your Work And Your Mission
This week's episode is an absolute must-listen! In this episode, Dr. Bobby White of Frayser Community School discusses how their school took a bolder approach to education, launched an anti-racism initiative, and ended expulsion by changing disciplinary practices, encouraging parental involvement, and becoming a trauma-informed school. This is because he believes that your purpose as an educator should be aligned with your work in order to create a better environment that leads to higher academic performance. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode: [01:33] I run a small charter network of three schools [03:22] I wake up every morning knowing that it's my purpose [04:39] Entrepreneurial Fellows Program [06:44 I changed the name to MLK College Prep [07:28] see the school as center of community. [09:09] zip code determines your school [10:23] you are a part of the school of prison [12:24] our job is to support the babies who are in low-performing schools [13:33] Nobody outside of this community even wants to come across this part of the town [29:17] As a black-led organization,..the more we resembled the schools that we all said we didn't want to be. [35:18] We all are racist in our own ways [37:17] be true to yourself about what's actually going on in your schools [38:16] I'm back locked and loaded and pretty dangerous when I know where the goal is [43:32] we had at least a 40% decrease in suspensions [45:25] a platform called Branching Minds [49:29] Make sure you understand your purpose YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/INWc4ZhUu4E
52:43
October 24, 2022
Special Episode #14, Phil Puleo on Don't Do it Alone: Uniting for Education
Special Episode #14, Phil Puleo on Don't Do it Alone: Uniting for Education
Hey Success School Makers! Want to know the answer to the diversity of students schools is facing? Tune in now as Mr. Phil Puleo talks about Christian school accreditation, tax credit programs, and professional development, and shares how celebrating a little, assuming nothing, and not doing it alone, lead to student and school success. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [02:15] I think it was Teddy Roosevelt [03:41] you'll have to join us at chocolate [04:51] Over the last 19 years or for 19 years [07:05] build a single unified Christian School District [10:37] So it's called E, ITC and OSTC [12:50] they give $1,000 to the scholarship organization [14:33] you have the freedom to choose your education [16:03] it's a continuous improvement process [17:39] it may be 1000 $1,500 [19:17] So in the 1970s [20:56] three legged stool is much more secure to sit on [23:14] Every generation has a different set of challenges [24:25] forget a 73 year old history [27:24] teachers have to adjust the classroom [30:47] God put kids in families [33:17] we made them all focused on careers [36:50] the chair for nearly 30 years [39:35] So philgpuleo@gmail.com [41:05] I've come alongside as a leadership coach YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/jWz3yaatXmY
44:31
October 21, 2022
#037, Damian Ahrens on Accountability and Faith, The Foundation of Success
#037, Damian Ahrens on Accountability and Faith, The Foundation of Success
Do you believe in accountability? If you're an educator, then you should. As a matter of fact, the head of school at Faith Baptist School, Damian Ahrens, says that accountability has been key for them in dealing with problems and staying true to their mission statement. He also said that they were able to get through the problems—all through the lens of faith. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:12] appreciate what you're doing for a Christian education [03:20] Mackinac Island or the Upper Peninsula [04:52] We have fantastic schools that are private and public [05:53] We have a great Christian Education Association [07:53] there's over 400 churches in Genesee County [09:34] we start to see God work here [11:30] enrollment skyrocketed from 213 to 266 [12:35] pastoral staff and church here has been 100% [15:27] we're a tight knit community [16:45] I'm still paying my teachers [18:34] we would start having meetings and prayer time [20:38] She's been on a Dr. Aaron Yazbeck [22:13] I will triumph in the work of his hands [25:02] Head of School Athletic Director and Head girls coach [27:09] I have 100%, we had financial support [28:47] I've got an 80 year old mentor [32:07] I read about William Wilberforce YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/Dqmjq_6SN0E
34:34
October 17, 2022
Special Episode #13, Dan Steinfield on the Importance of a Christ-Centered Leadership.
Special Episode #13, Dan Steinfield on the Importance of a Christ-Centered Leadership.
Are you a school leader looking for ways to succeed during covid? You're in luck! We've got a special episode of the School Success Podcast just for you. In this episode, we're joined by Dan Steinfield of Delaware County Christian School. He shares the importance of having strong leaders and committed faculty staff members grounded in Christ who can help the school succeed with its mission of becoming a magnet attracting families despite the challenges that covid brings! Listen now! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [02:18] I'm a history teacher by trade [03:22] be in the Pocono Mountains or be at the beach [05:15] we're about 38 or 40% [06:12] left DC and 2013 to be a head of school [07:13] God's called to be at DC right now [08:59] our students are one being competitive [11:42] at least 60% of that campaign [13:22] rent covers their monthly or yearly mortgage [14:17] a downward trend through 2019 [15:52] people want to be a part of a vibrant living [17:18] plan out to our families in February of 2020 [20:05] future that we go by God's grace [21:45] we have a 90% return rate of those families re enrolling [23:29] the sixth to 12th grade, it's called the loft [24:43] we use the term 21st century skills [25:49] 12th grade year will be around 909 50 [28:25] COVID is not a strategic plan [30:41] we're constantly zeroing in on our value proposition YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/S4o-BfmyOds
33:04
October 14, 2022
#036, Luke Butler on Hire Right- The Key To Continuity Of a Great School Culture
#036, Luke Butler on Hire Right- The Key To Continuity Of a Great School Culture
Why does hiring the proper people ensure the success of a school? Join us for another episode of School Success with Redeemer Christian School Head of School 𝐋𝐮𝐤𝐞 𝐁𝐮𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐫.  He will discuss why recruiting the proper people is essential and what makes a school's mission- and vision-based culture continue. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.       Highlights of the Episode [02:43] I was actually born in Orlando [04:25] we live in Port St. Lucie [06:00] The school was established in 1999 [08:19] ministry of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church [09:44] we are 100% operating on tuition [10:59] We believe all truth is God's truth [12:48] around 30 35% of folks [15:04] Bible class and the Bible teacher taught a passage [16:43] we were 180 kids [19:27] God brings me good people [20:32] school are 23 years old [21:35] we are no longer 180, we're 530 [25:36] we want to get to 100% [28:50] Christian school in another place [29:47] were both here is your one as parents [32:48] Christian school leaders to get involved [36:42] if it was professionalism and confidentiality [37:46] around 900 ish students in the next 10 years [42:12] God is a redeeming God YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/pGzLOlSVlUg
47:12
October 10, 2022
Special Episode #12, Dr. Cynthia Knight: Flattening the Dropout Curve
Special Episode #12, Dr. Cynthia Knight: Flattening the Dropout Curve
Hey Success School Makers! Ever asked yourselves why students can't or won't go back to traditional schools? Tune in now as Dr. Cynthia Knight, CEO of Choice Charter School, tells you why, how you can get them back, and provide them the education they need to help them reach their dreams of a better future. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers - - Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [02:37] it is a showcase of Iowa all around [04:58] 4000 students dropping Out of Iowa schools every year [07:11] Don Jordo was my mentor from the very beginning [10:08] to find those 300 students and get them enrolled [11:50] All of our work is very student centered [13:17] In a good paying jobs are going on to college [14:26] We want kids to be critical thinkers, analytical thinkers [16:03] that are squelching the creativity [18:32] I boast a 94% graduation rate [23:02] So our kids are being successful [25:16] we call it the high set here in iOS [27:25] schools are 501 YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/WEFjKGNe4os
31:05
October 07, 2022
#035, Joseph Morecraft on Educators: Listen to Your People
#035, Joseph Morecraft on Educators: Listen to Your People
Are you an educator looking to make a positive impact?   Listen in as Joseph "Joey" Morecraft, Chief Academic and Innovation Officer at Fellowship Christian School, discusses how educators can create positive change by focusing on growth.   He also discussed how, as a Christian school, they must constantly improve as an organization, which includes assessing their strengths and weaknesses and working hard to improve things. He believes that by doing so, they will be able to shift the lives of children in a way that is consistent with their mission.  #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [01:58] Georgia is a really cool mix [03:17] 30 or 40 minutes in Atlanta [04:51] Christian School was first in 1986 [06:36] kind of fierce in Atlanta [08:40] because we do have strong academics [09:43] they live 3040 minutes away [12:37] getting our principals to interview these families [14:45] Right now we're at 155 [16:35] public school teachers are bound by paperwork [18:28] teachers are also parents who have kids in our school [20:18] organizationally with hiring a substitute coordinator [22:07] if you're a SOCCER GUY [23:53] your entire career on 90 minutes of observation [29:10] everybody want 100% Our Head of School [31:21] the company IDEO [35:46] we will so 100% of our operating budget [38:05] a researcher out of Notre Dame YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/TXBl0SUjpYo
42:60
October 03, 2022
Special Episode #11, Karl Simon on Leadership Learning: The Importance Of Your Whys
Special Episode #11, Karl Simon on Leadership Learning: The Importance Of Your Whys
Hey School Success Makers! Listen as we chat with Karl Simon, Upper School Principal at Christian Heritage School, who shares his thoughts on the importance of "Your Why" in doing what you do to impact those around us. He also talks about how building a culture that fosters trust among professionals and supports one another will help make for better leaders! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [01:58] we need to go fun shirt shopping [03:02] thoroughly enjoyed our time in Connecticut [04:14] I love growing up in New England [06:13] this is my first year as the upper school principal [07:31] to teach with excellence and to teach with rigor [09:41] our student enrollment rise a little bit during COVID [11:39] we had a lot of kids that have never been to school [15:47] our kids would stand outside in high 20s, low 30s degree [17:43] my 22nd 21st year in Christian ed [20:04] COVID force us into a lot of those questions [22:49] I was slugging into work [24:51] we went through a SWOT analysis [27:14] I think and now we're in 2022 [34:20] We don't do room checks at 330 [35:49] subs are getting COVID [38:12] I will say they climbed Mount Katahdin [39:38] this job is really tough [41:16] biggest piece of advice is build your teams YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/FsiE3hxtTI4
44:03
September 30, 2022
#034, Tim Holland: Every Step Counts!
#034, Tim Holland: Every Step Counts!
Hello, School Success Makers! Want to know how a private religious school dealt with the problems that the pandemic brought? In this week's episode, you'll be surprised by how Caldwell Academy kept its good academic reputation while fighting to retain its faculty together during the COVID outbreak. The school continues to serve the community with quality education in Greensboro, North Carolina for 27 years in a row. Dr. Tim Holland, who is now in his second year as the head of the academy, will talk about how they've been able to do this. Tune in now! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:47] Delighted to talk about education [03:04] Greensboro is it's easy [05:00] we are in our 27th year here in Greensboro [06:48] we saw some students transfer in this year [09:03] improving our value proposition in our community [10:46] this started here in 2009 [11:42] our campus, our physical plan has expanded [12:41] financial realities of what everybody is [14:40] our school's academic reputation in our community is strong [16:33] We have a Veterans Day ceremony [17:45] We had an auction last year [18:55] that have a covenant relationship with their families [19:45] last couple of years have really stirred up a lot [21:25] really impacts the students in a positive way YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/FfIkxfMQKW4
23:40
September 26, 2022
Special Episode #10, Eugene Netupsky: Student Success is Our Top Priority
Special Episode #10, Eugene Netupsky: Student Success is Our Top Priority
Learn more about how Intelligentsia Tutoring Co. assists students who require more support with test preparation and college application essays by listening to our interview with Eugene Netupsky. He claimed that their approach is holistic and that by considering every factor that influences a student's academic success, they produce intelligent, self-driven pupils. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:18] Central Park is always a favorite thing to do [03:26] I think you can play football [04:28] turned into a 40 hour a week gig [05:50] there's the SATs and ACT [06:31] give their children every advantage possible [08:16] Oxford and Cambridge were around since the 18th century [10:58] I think the same is true for academic help [13:22] That's one thing that we pride ourselves in [15:09] tutors having a personal interest in student success [16:51] aged children to get into good habits [17:42] far away as California and Florida [19:07] in calculus, or in the LSAT [21:18] I'm working with students is I try to tell students [25:38] keep the attention of 15 or 20, or 25 students [27:11] The Fox and the Grapes [29:41] you're doing for educators and for schools YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/DDDxqu4AGbs
31:02
September 23, 2022
#033, Terry Moffitt on How to be a Catalyst for Change in Students' Lives
#033, Terry Moffitt on How to be a Catalyst for Change in Students' Lives
Hey, School Success Makers! How do educators change a student's life? In this episode of the School Success podcast, Hayworth Christian Schools' Head of School Terry Moffitt shares how having the right passion and good common sense makes an essential ingredient for success in education -- If a school, church, and family are on the same page, it will provide a strong foundation for a child. Don't miss it! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:55] teaching at the same Christian School for 42 years [04:43] I was the K 12 principal [06:02] I've been working since I was five years old [07:08] managed to win over $710,000 in scholarships [08:17] And we can go slightly over 200 [08:56] kids who come from Wesleyan churches [09:59] he was very talented. McCain here [12:27] our area have 40 to 45 students in the classroom [14:34] a child has had an issue [16:13] we we've had 31 kids [19:13] teacher applicants are down 40% [22:43] we give the Iowa standardized test [25:13] from an FBI expert on body language [26:53] knowledge and funny things after his 33 year career [28:52] old enough to drop out of school [31:57] I'm gonna find something positive about them YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/VeJlMANUdwE
34:21
September 19, 2022
Special Episode #9, Daniel Simon: Leadership Mindset
Special Episode #9, Daniel Simon: Leadership Mindset
In this episode of the School Success Podcast, we're joined by Daniel Simon of Dan Simon Solution. Dan explains how a positive culture, transparent communication, and authentic relationships are the keys to leadership in the modern school/workplace environment. Even with the pandemic, he advises school educators to maintain educational consistency. Daniel discusses how distinct thought processes and an absence of resistance to change can lead to success. In addition, he offers advice on how to respond to change as it happens—a crucial part of leadership. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:06] Working my way through leadership opportunities [03:14] just go a little bit north to Raleigh [05:04] engaging students is one of the most critical areas [06:28] especially coming out of COVID [09:36] I was at a faith based school [11:35] I had 25 years in public schools before [13:33] I tried to get in to do interviews [14:57] I tried to pride myself on being humble [17:41] their student bodies are so diverse [21:32] I need to learn Google Classroom [24:15] Pastor Craig Groeschel [28:02] 25 years as a Christian in public school [29:44] I don't appreciate people bashing public school [31:21] to help build an atmosphere of collaboration [33:47] I bring a biblical perspective to it [36:20] I'm blessed that God's given me the opportunity to work [37:29] I fully believe that God has led me here YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/45ZOQ1wfFpU
39:44
September 16, 2022
#032, Xavier Reyes on Teacher Success
#032, Xavier Reyes on Teacher Success
Listen to a powerful message from our guest educator, Xavier Reyes, CEO of Alta Public Schools! He reminded us that it all starts with love and confidence in what you do. Then, as challenging times arise- they make an educator more committed to their mission of helping children succeed in life. Tune in! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:17] we were marketers and public relations [05:19] less than 50% high school graduation [07:49] we had some kids going to Princeton, Stanford [09:23] a guy out of San Diego [11:14] moving to other states, Arizona, Texas, Nevada [12:41] the teacher shortage is, is become a buyers market [15:19] close to 2000 bucks a month [17:29] we haven't had major major staff Exodus [20:40] So kindergarten is a little low [22:10] We have a Parent University in there [23:23] International Baccalaureate [24:19] centered around children. YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/LhuR5Nzp0uE
26:42
September 12, 2022
Special Episode #8, Kurt Madden: How to Create a Culture of Success in Your School
Special Episode #8, Kurt Madden: How to Create a Culture of Success in Your School
Hey School Success Podcast, Today we will hear from Kurt Madden, CEO of My Youth Academy. They have been thriving through the challenges of covid, and he has some great insights to share. My Youth Academy has prioritized its culture and core values, which has helped them maintain its success during this difficult time. So make sure you listen in for some great advice! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:02] We live in San Diego [03:06] It's about 6000 feet [03:53] My favorite place was San Luis Obispo [05:14] I earned my Master's degree in physical education [08:18]  we've served 1000s of kids [10:46] she's my coach after after 42 years [11:36] I can literally work 724 [13:28] I'd simply go to about 630 or seven [19:24] a Tony Shea that work that he did there [23:06] USA Winter Olympics team [26:55] campus with 500 kids, or 1000 or 3000 [29:24] I've got 24 kids in a classroom [31:29] about $10,000 per student [34:40] If I was in high school, 2000 students [36:55] building your capacity is key and modeling lifelong learning YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/9X6USh41Ppg
40:33
September 09, 2022
#031, Nathan Long: Our Mission is Essential to Our School's Success.
#031, Nathan Long: Our Mission is Essential to Our School's Success.
What is your school's mission? Listen to our guest, Nathan Long, Head of Lancaster County Christian School, talk about how they believe building community and making disciples is essential for school success. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:20] 15 minutes away in Lancaster [03:31] Pittsburgh or Baltimore. [04:23] horseradish business [05:06] existence for 12 years now [06:07] the Worship Center [07:25] 300 students as we grow [08:55] where we're at 585 [10:31] first LCCs alumni to come [12:08] summer camps [13:52] help them grow as educators [15:00] a teacher 12 years ago [16:49] we do really well here at LCC [20:09] ninth through 12th grade [22:23] number of STEM opportunities [23:34] 50% of our students [26:45] bump us up to 10% [31:40] gauge our success [33:01] Drift by Peter Greer [34:12] kind of gleaning advice YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/osSFhJcrfRk
35:54
September 05, 2022
#30, Sarah Angrisani on The Advantages of Having a Hybrid Model of Learning
#30, Sarah Angrisani on The Advantages of Having a Hybrid Model of Learning
Having experience Hybrid learning during this pandemic, given a chance, will you pursue it? Tune in now and learn from the founder of Coastal Community School, Sarah Angrisani, as she shares how their school's preferred learning method helped their students and families achieve learning and life balance. Also, the benefits of community involvement and strong communication in forming students into becoming better 21st-century citizens. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:22]  we do we live very close to the beach [03:45] fascinating to see dolphins right next to you [05:27] with Elon Musk, we have the Mars missions [06: 36] were living in Orlando early in our marriage [08:45] we ended with right around 125 students in VPK [11:56] we're looking at 150, possibly 160 [14:48] our three core components are faith, family and academics [16:39] I think it was the total invite was 28 people [18:30] they bring a lot of experience and wisdom with them [20:03] trying to work at home while educating your child [22:47] we love that kind of flexibility that they have [25:47]  food drives and Operation Christmas Child [29:28] Communication and connectedness I already mentioned [31:52] I'm gonna prove my worth in second grade [33:40] their time is valued, that they are appreciated YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/j43vCRKx0vM
36:23
August 29, 2022
Special Episode #7, Dr. Donna Marie Cozine on The Secret to A Successful Work-Life Balance
Special Episode #7, Dr. Donna Marie Cozine on The Secret to A Successful Work-Life Balance
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever heard of the saying "Work where your heart is"? Tune in now as the best-selling author and CEO of Consult DMC, Dr. Donna Marie Cozine, discusses the importance of finding joy in your job, maintaining a work-life balance, and how it can help you achieve extraordinary results. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers --   Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:59] Jazz Festival is coming around [03:57]  I went to see Taylor Swift in Toronto [04:38]  I was a principal and an assistant principal in Bergen County [06:25] I was a successful principal in New Jersey [08:55] started building this business called consult DMC Inc [09:59]  Renaissance Academy Charter School [12:13] a career where it's, it's just 24/7 365 [13:36] my family is the most important thing [16:35] COVID pandemic for a year and a half [18:16]  but I'm diagnosing you all with PTSD [19:53] I met with the PBIS team [21:50] I'm the type of person who works 24/7 [25:47] Chris Biffle whole brain teaching [28:33] where people stay in a school for 30 years [32:18] she hadn't gone to the doctor and 25 years [34:00] you can download free copies of both of my books YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/vVln5m_1Muk
36:31
August 26, 2022
#029, Shawn Minks on Teaching is a Calling
#029, Shawn Minks on Teaching is a Calling
Hello School Success Makers! In this episode of the School Success Podcast, we speak with Shawn Minks, head of school at Cambridge Christian School. He shares his thoughts on education and how it's a calling from God. He also talks about the importance of staying the course and not giving up when things get tough. Listen Now! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [01:56] I've only been here nine years [04:35] finishing up your 29 or 30 here this year [07:09] spiritually it's a very diverse group [08:10] places exist over my 30 years [11:03] fun time to be in Christian schools [12:15] 40, or 50, resumes, [14:58] COVID came along [16:50] 10% of where their lack [19:30] $18,000 a year for a high [20:26] I don't buy into that entirely as a leader [21:44] have to consider moving forward [22:59] went on total lockdown at home [24:44] they lost a full year and is specifically academically [25:38] 99% of our masks on campus are gone [27:48] search on Blue Ribbon schools [28:25] grant from Lemelson MIT [30:26] economy and availability materials [33:32] encourage all my fellow school leaders YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/oLAbi31-Neo
36:16
August 22, 2022
#028, Terry Neven on Homeschooling: The Path to a Lifetime of Education
#028, Terry Neven on Homeschooling: The Path to a Lifetime of Education
What is up, School Success Makers! Have you ever thought about why some parents and children choose Homeschool over Traditional School? Is it a legal choice? Tune in now to know the answers and appreciate the advantages of Homeschooling as a path to a lifetime of education from the principal of Sunland Christian School and the man who fought to establish Homeschooling in the state of Los Angeles, Mr. Terry Neven. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:16] Dr. James Dobson's radio broadcast. [03:30] majority of them live within a 20 minute radius [05:16] just thinking about square dancing [06:09] 45 was only about six years old [09:03] Department of Education in LA Unified [11:40] I have a daughter, who is now 34 [13:00] we still do serve some families outside [13:42] relationship to the legalities [15:30] opportunity to get to know their children [16:53] homeschooling through a private homeschool [19:38] you're spending about $100 a topic [20:09] children are focusing in on their academics [22:27] Christian curriculum versus secular curriculum. [23:03] heartwarming are just fantastic [23:59] 16 years old, the week that I handed her a diploma [27:07] one of our students who graduated back in 2015 [28:35] help them to actually develop maybe a greater understanding [31:03] so that they can focus on what really works YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/P_4r6fzyhLQ
32:43
August 15, 2022
Special Episode #6, Peter Findler on Teaching History to Empower Young People
Special Episode #6, Peter Findler on Teaching History to Empower Young People
Hey, School Success Makers! Ever heard the saying, "History is the greatest teacher?" Evidently, History is more than just the events in the past. So tune in now to learn more about this as Peter Findler, CEO of The 9:57 Project and a History teacher at Wakefield School, explains how History can teach and empower young people to lead lives of courage, resilience, service, and teamwork. And how it can be beneficial not only to those in the school community but also to the veterans who are part of the project. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.       Highlights of the Episode [02:13]  So I love to hike [03:54] I mean I hate to perpetuate that stereotype [04:50] It's a good hobby to have to get into and to learn [06:29] the 97 project began with really just a simple classroom visit [08:54] flight 93 to inspire young people [12:47] we really focus on those 40 heroes [16:16] all volunteer military that's less than 2% of the population [17:51] it's a school of about 370 Students pre K through 12 [20:22] seventh grade year was cut short, in 2020 [24:10] nine to zero Supreme Court ruling has more weight [26:43] student government association is called Community Council [34:38] I am excited about the Civic piece of things [36:24] special ed teachers $10,000 more a year YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/NLDafqcnXlI
41:46
August 12, 2022
#27, Coleen Ryan on Waldorf School at Moraine Farm: Care. Inspire. Grow.
#27, Coleen Ryan on Waldorf School at Moraine Farm: Care. Inspire. Grow.
Are you ready to learn about the Waldorf School of Moraine Farm? Listen now for a chance to learn more about this great school and its art-based learning curriculum. Our guest director of admissions, Coleen Ryan, will be with us to share her experience at this incredible school and what makes Waldorf School different from other schools. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:01] I'm in western Eastern Massachusetts, [02:48] education has actually been around for over 100 years [05:41] sixth grade when they're studying botany throughout the year [06:46] they really are invested in the whole class being successful. [07:15] the cigarette factory that they were that they started out in Waldorf secret [07:51] were looking for an assistant to a head of school [10:38] Frederick Olmstead who designed Central Park [10:55]we have 108 students, [11:40]struggling to put on your snow boots [13:41]connects you in an emotional way more easily [14:57] having through their grades years [16:10]invested in this Waldorf methodology [17:51] we have a parcel in our property [18:49]specialized teaching abilities [19:25] we've navigated COVID Amazingly, [21:22] maple trees are just bursting with these little flowers [22:23] we actually do sell it in our school store as well. [23:22] people are in the midst of training, [25:05] another fun one we do is on March 14 [26:18] Definitely a lot of snow [27:13]Thanks for letting me share about Waldorf YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/oSXYsLOLzmE
28:37
August 08, 2022
#26, Angela Riforgiate on Montessori Education: The Benefits of An Individualized Learning Approach
#26, Angela Riforgiate on Montessori Education: The Benefits of An Individualized Learning Approach
Hey, School Success Makers! How deep is your understanding of the Montessori method of education? Tune in now and learn from Ms. Angela Lord Riforgiate, School head of Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School, as she expounds ideas and concepts about Montessori education and its child-centered approach benefits students' development significantly. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.       Highlights of the Episode [02:12] Congratulations on all your awesome podcasts [04:10] these awesome materials that Dr. Maria Montessori made [08:11] campus because its capacity holds about 500 [10:13]  I had to rebuild the entire school community again [11:58] graduated from the University of Rome in the late 1800s [15:09] we have different core areas of the classroom [17:24] Children need to be outside, playing and getting dirty [21:30] many choices to consider for an educational journey for him [24:55] acknowledging his feelings when he's crying [26:27] in a child's day, they've done 10,000 tasks [31:28] I never even heard him speak and now he just said eggplant, [32:22] mostly the biggest challenge was enrollment [34:55] now they have a passion for children and they want to be learn [39:14] you completed that entire knob cylinder puzzle [42:48] It's like Christmas at Costco right now [44:52] There's just no boundaries and no curriculum [48:40] There's five areas of development [52:38] So sometimes learning is about for toddlers [55:53] I am so grateful to have been a part of this YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/4ANOC1aa31I
57:49
August 01, 2022
Special Episode #5, Joel Staggers On The Importance Of Spiritual Growth For School Leaders
Special Episode #5, Joel Staggers On The Importance Of Spiritual Growth For School Leaders
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you heard about a Classical Christian Academy and how it differs from other types of schools? Tuned in now and learn from Mr. Joel Staggers, Head of Blackstone Classical Christian Academy, about a Classical Christian Academy. Also, the importance of having spiritual growth for school leaders and how it can positively affect their perspective and leadership. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers - - Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.       Highlights of the Episode: [01:56] It's a great service to schools throughout the area throughout the world [02:44] Hemin is just outside the area called Temecula. Marietta [03:36] already had a K through eight program [04:35] God gave me a heart and a vision for the discipleship [07:35] 1213 pastors will come together have a prayer time [09:43] we're praying that God has to call the students [11:02] There's a grammar stage, a logic stage, and a rhetoric stage [13:33] teach a kid to communicate well [14:33] Ephesians six that talks about spiritual warfare [16:04] that was really bothering him as a 10th grade student [17:44] a guide for Christian parents on how to educate their children [19:12] schools before is called the discipleship pathway.com [20:52] I'm able to help schools find ways to cut those expenses [22:28]  And that's my spiritual food for the day YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/STlvpSsFx8Q
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July 29, 2022
#025, Bonnie Ho Talks About Educators: You Are More Than A Teacher
#025, Bonnie Ho Talks About Educators: You Are More Than A Teacher
Welcome to School Success Podcast, where we explore education and the people who are passionate about it. Today's guest is Principal Bonnie Ho of Pui Tak Christian School. She believes that education is for everyone and that as educators, one should look beyond the person and see their potential. Tune in now! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers - - Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [01:43] The word Potok is the phonetic translation of a to Chinese character [03:49] You're a bad kid, and you're dumb, and you're lazy [07:13] Hong Kong was not part of China, until 1997 [11:32] Begin my journey of finding God [12:58] Every year 95% of the new incoming students are non believers [18:20] One of the teacher was trying to help a Chinese parents [02:27] We only have 150 students because the facility will not allow us to take in more [26:22] If we go elearning ABCDE is going to happen [29:06] You could experience a cross cultural mission [30:20] We are connected with the Creator God, we will never run dry [32:12] He bullied people online, physically, verbally in and in writing [34:47] High average into the 87th percentile [39:32] I'm talking and I'm smiling I cannot help myself [41:01] I believe our our God will finish up the good work YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/tUyfTnRqrWw
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July 25, 2022
#024, Mark Cunanan On Implementing Christian Education Towards Academic Excellence
#024, Mark Cunanan On Implementing Christian Education Towards Academic Excellence
What is up, School Success Makers! Ever thought about how implementing a Christian Education Curriculum helps us create a better world for the years to come? Tune in now and learn valuable insight from Principal Mark Cunanan of Faithful Ambassadors Bible Baptist as he shares their school's mission of forming Christ-centered learners to help them prepare for life after school. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers - - Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode  [02:05] fun things that I could think about San Diego [02:52] I kept working as a teacher until 2016 [03:46] we had about 70 students and the curriculum [05:41] we use the A.C.E diagnostic test system. [06:42] We should be able to fit 250 [07:22] trying to help them to get to their grade level. [08:16] helping our students to be critical thinkers [09:23] We have sports programs that students can get involved in [10:10] students can make the right choices for God [11:09]We help them out with their academics YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/8Ww4x7N03zM
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July 18, 2022
Special Episode #4, Don Carmichael On Planning Fundraising And Learning Sustainability
Special Episode #4, Don Carmichael On Planning Fundraising And Learning Sustainability
How can your school deliver successful fundraising? Tune in now on our special episode with Mr. Don Carmichael, a renowned Technology Presales Leader and Co-CEO of The Champion Group, to learn the ins and outs of a successful fundraising campaign that might significantly help your school financially. Plus, know the best and worst fundraisers to avoid for your next campaign. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:01] my role here is to serve not to sell [03:51] so both of those have 10s of 1000s clubs around the world [04:41] 30 years to find the very best lemon icebox pie [05:32] Birmingham called Ali's went out of business about 20 years ago [08:28] 1989, extremely well executed almost 200 golfers [11:06] They raised over $70,000 on the Savitt [12:54] we formed a company in the early 90s [14:56] Golf is a really bad event from a standpoint of fundraising [18:18] we now have experience from over 2800 major fundraising events [24:02] 104,000 or $106,000.70 $1,000 came from the walkers 30 [27:10] 13 or 14 years of my life had been spent doing golf tournaments [31:57] People wanted to be part of it just because of the concept [36:38] netting anywhere from 55 to 65 cents out of every dollar [39:17] people are used to giving 15 or $20 when they buy candy bars [40:38] most people that 0% statistic 0% of adults love to fundraise [43:19] We made a deal with the Lord back in 1997 [47:38] find parent teacher organization or PTO PTO [50:21] spending at least 50%, generally closer to 55 to 60% [54:33] be smart about the revenue model that engine and then be creative [55:29] I was under the mistaken opinion, that money was the problem [57:42] Demand invitations for everybody YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/chBfnn63dro
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July 15, 2022
#023, Dr. Addie Ellis on The Challenges of Education in a Post-Pandemic World
#023, Dr. Addie Ellis on The Challenges of Education in a Post-Pandemic World
Welcome to our podcast. Today we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Addie Ellis, Director Of Student Services at Natomas Charter School Sacramento. Dr. Ellis is passionate about education and believes that it is the only field that touches every other field. She understands the importance of preparing students for a world where they can make a positive difference. We are excited to learn from her insights on how we can best serve our students. Listen now! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:52] All this I'm Student Services Director to Thomas Charter. [02:47]  I am a researcher advocate. What else is important to know about me [03:16] My backyard is lovingly called narnia [05:21] 2002 I had some type of crazy pneumonia that the doctors had never heard of before [05:31] french fries. Even now, current fries are an important part of anyone's diet [08:38] oldest charters in the state of California. It was founded in 1992 [13:05] we have enrollment of about 1900 across all five academies. [14:05] The elementary school is pretty well maxed out at 600. [16:22] students might have an individualized education plan. Some might have a 504 plan [17:57] teachers and educators do so much. [20:13] It's Hmm 10 to the 100 power, [23:23] They're struggling with anxiety, depression. [25:27] we were working with organization that is a mental health concierge service. [27:04] we have to solve all the world's problems, [30:37]  I'm in I'm in the State Capitol in Sacramento. [35:19] I'm super excited. And then the last thing that we're doing well, [40:11] I left K 12 education for about seven years to teach at the university level, [45:36]we touch every single field in the planet. We teach teachers, we teach YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/ItKlsOpCDYw
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July 11, 2022
#022, Blake Willard On Developing World-Changing Leaders
#022, Blake Willard On Developing World-Changing Leaders
How do schools create good leaders? Be sure to tune in to our newest episode featuring Dr. Blake Willard, Principal of Capstone Christian Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has some great insights on creating and maintaining a successful Christian school that you don't want to miss! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:11]  a lot of new things I'm learning being in Nevada [04:07] We're about 10 minutes south of the strip [04:54] Lake Mead covers about 25 million people [05:47] God was calling me into something different [09:08] I didn't know where I was going to be [09:53] we might be able to expand a little faster [10:57] I don't foresee that coming anytime soon [12:36] West Point at a premier education facility [13:57] a huge home developer here in Vegas [15:16] Las Vegas is quite expensive [16:11]15 years about an organization that doesn't exist [18:58] I'm so happy the last two that I hired [20:53] they're asking what are you doing PE again [21:26] We think God has actually called us to love them [23:07] having constant changes with COVID [25:19] you know that there's other money out there [26:12]we're doing our best prayer and supplication always [26:37] We have an awesome community [30:29] culture that we're building in the school that I'm the most proud of [31:21] I don't think there's one right way to do education in general [33:09] leaders who can do the same thing one day YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/xiJ5YaYpJJk
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July 04, 2022
Special Episode #3, Dr. Danielle Moss Cox On Advocating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Education
Special Episode #3, Dr. Danielle Moss Cox On Advocating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Education
Have you ever thought about how everyone in the education community can recover from the loss due to the pandemic? Don't miss this value-packed episode! Tune in now as the CEO of Oliver Scholars, Dr. Danielle Moss Cox, shares their organization's goals to continuously help exceptional students of color get opportunities for a brighter future. Plus, how healing as an organization can help everyone in the education community produce efficacious results. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:49] I love it while you're in New York City [03:18] I started my career in education and social justice as a middle school teacher [06:21] our scholars was founded in 1984 [10:50] 85% of our students go to schools ranked in the top 100 [11:52] complete a minimum of 150 hours of community service [12:54] $9 million in scholarship and financial aid support for college [13:44] Shirley Romaric is an actress [15:15] it takes to secure a spot at a rigorous high school [17:37] whose experiences are reflected in the curriculum [20:19] entire admissions process their entire scholar immersion process [23:13] I'm glad that I'm part of a an organization and a community [23:59] I love our alumni, they come back, they volunteer [25:55] my TED talk was about the Forgotten middle [29:28] performing it 100% I don't always have the energy [31:24] This is these are important conversations YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/1G00quZ6Gf4
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July 01, 2022
#21, Sandro Cuzzetto On Finding Your Mission: Be Different
#21, Sandro Cuzzetto On Finding Your Mission: Be Different
Listen to Kamloops Christian School's CEO Sandro Cuzzetto on the challenges they're facing and how they plan to overcome them. In this interview, he discusses the impact Covid has had on the school and how they plan to move forward in order to maintain their sense of community and spirit. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:10] I am the CEO for countless Christian School [02:42] And I say that kind of in realistic fashion [04:49] past 10 15 years has definitely changed Kamloops [07:41] set up all the computers did that for kind of 5050 [11:42] about seven to 8% growth every year [14:22] we would be I think 372 students were 330 right now [16:57] we can fit another 100 kids in there [17:37] Morgan Easter, I think was talking a bit about PBL [20:54] six different denominations actually came together in 1985 [25:11] we have about 2000 students in our bigger High School [28:06] quarter of $1,000,000.02 150,000 [30:58] we have companies that give X amount for kind of a partnership [32:15] Superintendent role to a CEO [33:06] So we are about 50%, outside 50% [36:51] you're learning about astronomy and all of your classes [38:30]  So I'll be looking forward to the future podcast YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/M2Wl_3-xDNs
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June 27, 2022
#20, Michael Barclay On VBFS Way: Living Our Values In Every Classroom
#20, Michael Barclay On VBFS Way: Living Our Values In Every Classroom
Do you want your kids educated by people who live their values? In this episode, I speak with Michael Barclay of the Virginia Beach Friends School about how they've overcome challenges in maintaining sustainability and raising standards. We also discuss retention problems—a significant issue among schools today! Tune into our podcast interview with Headmaster Michael Barclay! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:47] So I am a lifelong educator [05:54] a rural development USDA Rural Development loan [07:46] a now 50 year old guy who's been doing for 10 years [09:10] I also taught 10th 11th Grade English at a school [11:34] opportunity to pull from a lot of different philosophies [13:47] Google friends, counseling, education, they're based out of Philadelphia [14:37] my daughter goes to an independent school called Norfolk collegiate [16:40] kids will talk about their joys [18:55] we really serve a wide swath socioeconomically [20:10] 90% of my job is dealing with people's personalities [23:09] teachers who come here are really gravitating [27:10] grown most like 400% Over the last four years [28:27] we have a big experiential program as far as gardening [32:15] school has been around since 1955 [33:16] school has gone through a number of ups and downs [36:14] we need the kids to bring X y&z [37:56] we were really successful, we raised about $30,000 [39:42] mounts associated with that the kids raised they raised about $3,500 [41:26] private school wasn't a thing where I grew up in Pennsylvania [44:56] I've worked at now two Quaker independent schools [45:47] they love education at the end YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/FtEuH9zPCvI
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June 20, 2022
Special Episode #2, Children are the Leaders of Tomorrow with Gavin McCormack
Special Episode #2, Children are the Leaders of Tomorrow with Gavin McCormack
Can education change the world? In this special episode of School Success Podcast, Gavin McCormack, Montessori Australia Ambassador, The Educator's Most Influential Educator 2022 - TEDX Speaker, co-founder of Upschool.co, Kindbox.com and www.educationInfluence.com, will talk about how we need to trust our children and empower them with skills that will allow them to save the planet. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the episode [02:19] It's a pleasure to be here all the way from Australia. [02:48] I'm doing economics, geography, computer science and German [06:07] And so I devised this system in my class where it was a 5050 [09:47] we need someone with a with a big loud voice like yours [12:09] will put them in order from biggest to smallest [13:05] it's going to cost you 150 grand per classroom to get it out [13:34] we're going to learn about volcanoes today [16:40] That's 99.9% of schools [21:00] Today, you can only be as smart as me [23:37] I've worked in schools with 20,000 kids in India [26:58] you can judge the quality of education [28:17] it's a school on the outskirts of Adelaide [31:33] I listened to an amazing podcast [34:37] I've done some big talks recently on trust and trust in education [37:31] not letting me be in the grip anymore, or do XY sensible [40:05] It's a very similar scenario in isolating the United States is one thing [41:29] paragraphs and syntax and sentence structure and grammar [45:39] now I can write to the Queen and get stuff happening [47:35] every teacher comes into school dreaming to change the world [49:37] learning ABCs having a snack talking to their friends [52:31] I opened a school online called the the UPS school YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/ZFrGYGKY_5A
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June 17, 2022
#019, David Liebmann On Montessori Learning To Leading A Meaningful Life
#019, David Liebmann On Montessori Learning To Leading A Meaningful Life
Social awareness is as important as environmental awareness. Learn from Assistant School Head David Liebmann of Kingsley Montessori School how empowering students in their learning can lead a meaningful life. We hope you find this information helpful and inspiring as you work to create success for your students. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:35] I'm the assistant head for the academic program at Kingsley Montessori [02:41] we use gym space for our basketball program [03:32] So it's actually a wonderful kind of neighborhood feel [04:29] I would say 95% of our students are within a 15 minute walk of the school [05:26] So typically what happens is parents are attracted to Montessori [07:12] Boston has super public education [08:25] I think founded 1630 course Harvard University [10:15] Kingsley does not have an endowment [11:43] we're going to probably grow by about another 15 to 20 students [12:49] And that's an important part of the school's mission and philosophy [14:08] I think there are 1600 independent schools [15:31] from the Montessori Model UN in New York City [17:15] So we typically have 20 to 25 kids in a classroom [19:10] doctors or lawyers or business people or politicians [20:13] Kingsly in various forms has been around almost 100 years [23:07] a kid feels like they own what's happening to them [24:18] any listener who finds themselves walking down Newbury Street YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/FHk-0asNthI
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June 13, 2022
#018, Kyle Morin On Why Teaching Matters: A Story from the Front Lines
#018, Kyle Morin On Why Teaching Matters: A Story from the Front Lines
Hey, School Success Makers! Tune in now and learn from Principal Kyle Morin of James Madison Charter Academy how reminding faculty members of their "Deep why" for teaching can promote teachers' retention. Also, how focusing on literacy can fundamentally help their students learn better. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:39] I'm the principal here of James Madison Charter Academy [02:39] focus in grades K through three is early childhood literacy [03:26] 70 degrees in sunny this week, it's about 10 degrees and snowing [04:41] being a principal is one of the most rewarding and challenging and interesting job [04:54] I've never had this experience before where it's feast or famine [05:34] we really like you to be our next Principal [06;34] soldiers pos and moved to their new location [07:49] they want us to have a minimum of 115 students [08:50] I found one of our most successful marketing strategies are the parents [10:40] we eventually ended up doing a job share model [11:43] I grew up in Denver, taught in Taiwan for four years, moved back [11:54] I couldn't leave the school because it's truly a family away from home [12:27] I'm able to do a lot more flexibility with the kids when it comes to discipline [13:19] projects kids get to kind of steer their own learning [15:19] remember why did you get into this profession YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/LpV7gc8mjE8
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June 06, 2022
Special Episode #1, "Win the Day-Mindset," with Khalil Graham
Special Episode #1, "Win the Day-Mindset," with Khalil Graham
Ready for our very 1st special episode? Tune in now and learn from the Executive Director Khalil Graham of the recently recognized Top Elementary School in Sumter, South Carolina, Liberty STEAM Charter School, about how having a “Win the Day Mindset” can significantly produce positive outcomes in the school community. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMaker -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:17] how bees and honey work in the in a farm [02:50] Sumpter is a town that kinda is like smack dab [04:53] it's a lot of Port based barbecue [05:59] South Carolina and Georgia also close to each other [06:50] starting in 2008, as a teacher in Connecticut [09:13] we're opening up another school in 2023 24 [10:54] I've been to places that do have large military populations [11:38] a family is being really thoughtful [13:56] And I think we've prioritized being crystal clear [15:31] I think opening up a kindergarten in first grade [16:27] allow for kids to learn at the grade level aptitude [18:14] major survey was 96% parents satisfaction [20:22] we are about 85, maybe even 90% [23:23] so that a person who commits us can feel really confident [26:36]  if you give $1,000, here's what it actually buys [30:32] 10% of the proceeds from six to nine [32:28] focus on what's working, and then learn from what didn't YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/hgo1WSf5WeE
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June 03, 2022
#017, Kelly Simon Shares A Way To Reduce Teacher Attrition
#017, Kelly Simon Shares A Way To Reduce Teacher Attrition
We all know how challenging the last two years were for everyone in the school community. So tune in now to our new episode as Dr. Kelly Simon of Bridges Charter School talks about renewing the sense of excitement in teaching to reduce teachers' attrition and positively impact the school community. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:35] I'm the Executive Director of bridges charter school [03:08] Our school was founded 12 years ago by a group of parents [05:14] Our teachers are highly experienced [06:08] prioritize students in our immediate district [06:46] maximum of 20% of our overall enrollment [07:20] families needs have shifted pretty dramatically [09:47] people have changed pretty dramatically through the pandemic [11:37] bridge the gap between those political differences [12:45] a lot of people still have fear about COVID [14:05] So we've implemented something called universal monitoring [15:41] students seem to be learning and and really thriving [16:40] we always say that we build up the leadership capacity [19:06] find the spark of innovation again [19:44] a lot of personal attacks just for the COVID policies [20:53] thanks for the opportunity to share our story YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/zfeLtecwiYM
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May 30, 2022
#016, Jennifer Spikner On Making Social Justice Part Of The School Culture
#016, Jennifer Spikner On Making Social Justice Part Of The School Culture
Start them young! In this week's episode, Principal Jennifer Spikner of Montessori Academy of Chicago talks about how teaching children to be aware of social justice, inclusion, and diversity can help them make our society better. If you're looking for ways to help your child succeed in school and life, tune in now and learn from the experts! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:48] I was born and raised in Evanston [03:09] I'd love I'd love to bring back the Super Bowl shuffle [03:45] Our school is called the Montessori Academy of Chicago [04:15] So I had been in Michigan for about 17 years at a Montessori [06:02] We're accredited by the American Montessori society [06:55] We have a lot of wonderful high schools in the Chicago area [08:00] Montessori teachers often report that they have more job satisfaction [09:24] teachers are really highly respected and highly regarded [10:58] parents really revered teachers within those cultures [12:02] we've used zoom in order to have parent education events [13:00] I'm concerned about is attention issues [14:54] We're integrating social justice work into the curriculum [15:35] Social justice work is really a passion of mine [17:08]  we used to be 350 students [19:31] They're building a 3d model of their neighborhoods [21:11] Montessori School of Englewood is a wonderful school [23:21] natural attrition reduce our workforce within our school [25:37] We've learned so much throughout this pandemic YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/KGEoaxCRMns
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May 23, 2022
#015, Katelyn Shirilla On Celebrating Small Wins During Pandemic
#015, Katelyn Shirilla On Celebrating Small Wins During Pandemic
What is up, School Success Makers! What are your small victories during the pandemic? Tune in to our latest episode and learn from Principal Katelyn Shirilla of The Springs Montessori School as she shares some powerful insights about overcoming challenges and celebrating small wins during these challenging times. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:50] This is my first year as the head of school here [02:29] I like you fell in love with the philosophy and here I am six years later. [03:35] I would likely be able to land a job in childcare [04:17] we accept students as young as six weeks [04:50] we Springfield is in Fairfax County, Virginia [06:34] but there's so few in general in the United States [07:37] We're in the enrollment season now [08:50] bare minimum so that there isn't at least culture shock [10:44] Johnny's doing XY and Z [14:25] trying to make those connections for people. [15:55] we would be required for our agreement to give 30 days notice [17:37] I love to collaborate with the rest of my administration [19:36] I'm currently in training for Montessori [20:17] springs has been open for over 50 years at this point [22:11] Montessori infant programs are sort of few and far between [22:57] successful and incredible things can happen in the educational realm YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/kfe5Nvd0zQc
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May 16, 2022
#014, Kim Gelalia On Overcoming Challenges Through Positive School Culture
#014, Kim Gelalia On Overcoming Challenges Through Positive School Culture
We all know how challenging virtual learning is for students, teachers, and even parents, but it might be more challenging for children with autism. Tune in now to our new episode with our guest, Principal Kim Gelalia, and learn how Princeton House Charter School, an elementary charter school for students with autism, got through by practicing positive school culture and using feedback to grow and change for the better. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:24] I am the principal at Princeton house charter school [03:00] Princeton house started in 1996 as a private school [04:36] Education has changed, as well [05:00] a lot of money for parents to send their their student here. [05:20] whole charter movement was very new to Orlando [06:25] It is kind of an extension of Princeton house [07:34] Right now we have 115 students, and we have 65 staff [08:49] we get less and less people interested in applying for our program [10:11] our district had a mandatory mask mandate in place for students [11:44] that was really hard for our kids to learn from home and virtual [12:34] how to do things better and listening to your staff [13:35] teachers are brand new to the whole teaching profession [15:06] our admin team is right there along in the classrooms helping [16:03] they do serve children with autism [16:48] parents have to complete an application [18:11] it really has helped me as a person and a professional grow YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/inGCswhgm9U
20:53
May 09, 2022
#013, Eric Thompson Talks About Leading With Empathy
#013, Eric Thompson Talks About Leading With Empathy
The Community Charter School of Paterson is a shining example for other schools in tough times. Tune in now as Principal Eric Thompson shares his insights on what it takes to get through challenging moments with empathy and make the school feel like home! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:30] I am currently the community charter school of Paterson [02:33] hop on the train and take about 25 minutes to get to New York [02:53] So I'm originally from Washington, DC [03:33] I got my master's from American University, and working in DC [05:35] I always lead from a space of empathy [06:59] we provide a help opportunities for parents [08:58] PowerSchool to communicate with parents [09:28] So teachers have options to be able to send out that communication [10:23] quarantining of students and figuring out that process [11:03] so I think we're faced with the challenge of teacher burnout [12:52] I would say we are navigating that quite well [13:56] providing teachers with professional development on how to address the gap [14:55] I am a proponent that when students need to repeat [16:11] individuals want to be a part and families want to be a part [17:39] I'd say the other part is our Extended Learning Time [19:47] I've been here is that families like they become a part [21:24] coming out this pay period, that's going to be 750 [23:05] Don't overextend yourself, but do the best you can within your ability YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/-I92pQer7Es
24:59
May 02, 2022
#012, Jad Touma Talks About How Communication Is The Key
#012, Jad Touma Talks About How Communication Is The Key
Want to know a simple way to show appreciation to everyone in the school community? Listen now and learn how Jad Touma and the Children's House Montessori School use good communication to make everyone in their school community feel happy, valued, and heard, resulting in positive outcomes. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:57] I think the biggest piece with that is that these children get this opportunity [03:48] it's all about the history of how language came to be [06:08] we are a Montessori Preschool in Arlington, Virginia [08:37] teachers become robots or robots become teachers in some way [10:59] I wish I could say that 1000 person weightless was something [12:01] mission based upon the different demographics and the different needs [14:06] weren't sure if they were going to be 100% in person [16:20] most of them do almost 100% of their work [18:18] parents to communicate back and forth [19:47] we really value over communicating [21:26] Picture says 1000 words [23:19] I think all schools are dealing with and trying to figure out it [25:02] Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, get a fuller experience [28:21] happy staff, happy children, happy parents [30:26] So that's the biggest piece of be one thing if we're having them [32:55] those are stepping stones to getting to your community building event [34:43] So she graduated in the first class in 2000 2000 [36:59] But the biggest thing is that we have to keep moving forward YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/XZahw69CXow
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April 25, 2022
#011, Bertrand Tchoumi In Managing Cultural And Bilingual Communication.
#011, Bertrand Tchoumi In Managing Cultural And Bilingual Communication.
Hey School Success Makers! Wouldn't it be great if you could learn another language? Listen now on our 11th episode as our multilingual guest, Dr. Bertrand Tchoumi, talks about New York French American Charter School's strategy in handling challenges and achieving its goals. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode: [01:41] I am the principal of the New York French American charter school in New York [02:42] I see a journalist as a WordPress Institute fellow [04:09] We were colonized by Great Britain and France [08:01] assistant principal in an immersion school where we have five language [08:59] fresh American charter school actually is not a new school [11:11] teacher salary will take 80% of or more of your income [11:48] always see challenges in terms of opportunities [15:10] NAVFAC did not have a tradition of fundraising [17:35] We transform that monolinguals students into a bilingual one [18:31] they are able to transform those students into bilingual students [19:54] environment where people are sensitive to different cultures [21:53] they have a Google Classroom [22:57] It's knife X, knife X, and I promised them [23:46] personnel leadership is very important YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/PXEJv7Ih2r4
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April 18, 2022
#010, Ethan Norof On "Going The Extra Mile"
#010, Ethan Norof On "Going The Extra Mile"
We all know our education system's struggle, especially at the beginning of this pandemic, but did you ever think about those arts and performing schools and how they managed to get on top of the situation? Listen now as the "Zoom God" of CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, Ethan Norof,  tells us how they invested time and hard work with everyone in their school that helped them thrive even through this pandemic. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:51] we continue to place the value on on education [03:05] I love being in Southern California born and raised for most of my life [04:05] everything that we're able to do now as a result of how technology has evolved over time [07:53] kind of a 242 50 hitter, but about a 343 50 on base percentage and durable [10:01] time is the only investment we can't get back [11:21] might send you a gift card for $10 [11:57] parents had to play more of the role of educational facilitator [13:45] we've got 10 dancers, all learning the same choreography [15:32] have fun and enjoy the process learning should be fun [16:44] make sure nobody's being left out of the puzzle [17:23] We are authorized by LAUSD but not part of LAUSD [19:08] But it's not going to be on Netflix [20:50] That's why we pay for Uber Eats [21:34] Google search those first three results [22:44] home environment where that just may not be feasible [25:09] because we all choose here to come be here together [26:29] you can't work 24/7 You just can't write, you burn out [29:09] look deep within that bag and decide why it is you do what you do every day YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/RgYP_soPwkw
30:29
April 11, 2022
#009, Vincent Villella On Looking Through A Different Perspective
#009, Vincent Villella On Looking Through A Different Perspective
Hey, School Success Makers! Did it ever occur to you what the school settings in other parts of the country were like? We have Vincent Villella,  Director of Northwest Area health education center (AHEC) which also partners with North Alaska Career and Technical Education Center (NACTEC), to share his first-hand experience teaching and living in the rural areas of Alaska. Tune in to know more about the current educational situation in the area and how they continue to keep going despite the challenges. #SchoolSuccess -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:47] I work as the Northwest AHEC director AHEC stands for Area Health Education Center [02:47] finally we are bringing students in for our in person session [03:51] I am helping out specifically with the ATT emergency trauma technician class [04:42] I only have anecdotal evidence [06:07] Gnome is so unique in this region of Alaska [06:57] Finding high quality medical care is a challenge. [07:40] There's no trucks coming up to deliver fuel to our gas stations [08:57] there's something really special about living in rural Alaska [11:42] numerous adverse childhood experiences that are barriers to their success [12:44] attrition here is extremely high for professionals [14:31] So I can't speak with 100% confidence [15:57] Navteq has really good leadership [16:49] students and communities and parents are pumped [17:51] we don't know exactly what's going to happen in the future [18:56] the value in putting on a program isn't necessarily the number of students YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/8i5XxflE6mw
21:25
April 04, 2022
#008, Anthony Tyrkala on Maintaining a Harmonious Bond With Parents
#008, Anthony Tyrkala on Maintaining a Harmonious Bond With Parents
Hey School Success Makers! Our episode 8 is out! Listen as Anthony Trykala, Principal of Aventura City of Excellence School, shares their practices in maintaining a harmonious bond with parents and keeping their teachers’ mental health in check during these challenging times. #SchoolSuccess -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [02:09]Anthony Sakala, proud principal of Aventura city [03:15]it really sharpened my analytical mind [03:43]between Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King [04:56]We definitely have sports but our focus is on academic [05:46]don't 100% matriculate to the high school [08:07]So we actually keep a large percentage of the funds raised [11:51]Car, lots don't have cars [12:30]teachers workload in general, managing that is difficult [16:16]Because the bad news comes quickly, the sad news comes quickly [17:32]I'm going to be this barrier where I can [18:27]COVID funding is definitely not the issue [21:45]So it's a win win for both us and the substitutes [23:49]There's 115 other people who can go out and expand their influence [25:09] it's just the whole goal is an open and honest conversation [27:04]the more we can break big tasks into small tasks is definitely more attainable YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/38Ix3n-UATk
28:29
March 28, 2022
#007, Brian DeGonzague on How Educators Deal With The Changing Times
#007, Brian DeGonzague on How Educators Deal With The Changing Times
Hey School Success Makers!    How important are teachers to a school's success?    Today's episode is full of insights into how educators deal with the pandemic.    𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐆𝐨𝐧𝐳𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞, 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐞𝐥𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞, also shares his take on teacher retention, among other challenges they face at their school.    "We're seeing a lot of legislation going on across the United States right now, regarding expectations for teachers..."    At the end of this episode, we hope you can take at least one thing to help make your school better than before.   #SchoolSuccess --   Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.   Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.   This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of This Podcast: [01:54]I'm the principal at Imagine schools at West Melbourne [02:22]focused on building academic intelligence developing character [02:48]to continue to expand forward [03:21]we have a beautiful campus in West Melbourne [03:38]what we can do responsibly for our students and for our family. [04:52]do battle bots and to complete different missions [06:28]we do a lot of intramural athletics right now [09:03]opportunity to participate in sports [10:46]80 to $90,000 worth of donations just through Donors Choose [13:41]finding quality candidates is definitely a struggle [16:43] blood, sweat and tears into this career every single day [29:05]a child with what they need to be successful in life [31:19]build a strong base and build an army ready to fight for the love [32:11]control what you can control YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/rMYiZvx-XO4
36:23
March 21, 2022
#006, Ian Mcfeat on How Aveson Charter School Navigates the Pandemic
#006, Ian Mcfeat on How Aveson Charter School Navigates the Pandemic
Hey School Success Makers! Our 6th episode is here! Our guest, Ian McFeat is the Executive Director/Superintendent of Aveson Charter Schools in California. In this episode, you’ll find out how he's leading Aveson Charter Schools in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll also learn how they had more parent participation even if it seems impossible. Listen to this insightful episode today! #SchoolSuccess -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of This Podcast: [01:51]COVID has certainly kind of thrown a wrench [03:41] families actually are able to kind of create and co-create curriculum [04:44] The school has been around for about 15 years [05:46] I was actually reading about the ‘94 quake [06:39] we're partnering with the Zorthian Ranch [07:35] I know your podcast is all about school success [09:22] And so we have we have what's called action teams [12:44] their cultures represents their backgrounds [15:55] parents have just kept their kids home [17:54] California is providing Golden State teacher grants for educators [19:10] California are going to have to follow what the governor says [20:24] we vaccinated something like 1800, over 1800 people [21:07] you can look to them as almost like incubators [23:56] done a lot of work with teachers Development Group [24:42] we really value adults who are trained [27:09] school tours are something that really allow you to showcase your school [28:04] they feel like their child will be connected to the school [30:12] some of the best thief's in the world are educators YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/p_2bF7OEZuM
31:31
March 14, 2022
#005, Seth Feldman on Gamification: The Future of Education with BayTech
#005, Seth Feldman on Gamification: The Future of Education with BayTech
Hey, School Success Makers! This 5th episode features Seth Feldman, Executive Director and Principal of BayTech Charter School in Oakland, California. Seth will be sharing his insights on how to make schools more efficient with gamification and assistive technology. He'll share some of the reasons why they always say, "If you get a D, you're not going to get your degree." Not only that, you'll also find out what the Big E that's required if you want to have true equity for your students. BayTech is one of Oakland's oldest charter schools and they have been around for nearly 20 years with 5 locations. #SchoolSuccess -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of This Podcast: [01:22] We are one of Oakland's oldest charter schools. [03:26] California state university systems do not recognize DS on a transcript [05:56]  we have special programs for remediation [07:19] assistive technology so that every single student get personalized learning [09:16] Mr. Norman gives you a math assignment. [10:20] School we'd love to open up a second and a third location. [11:01] Oakland Unified School District having a uterus [12:01] CAMA Tech, we run our school for students [13:53] We are about 30% special education students [19:52] every one of our teachers has a California valid teaching credential [24:23]  I scooped ice cream and sang to people. [28:12]  Dr. Feldman, Mr. User in his house. [29:26] The leadership class is very strong [30:44]  because 13 is when kids give up the sport [32:09] We use more than 10 assistive technology products [34:25] Eagle take off and you go home. [34:58] we had 32 different elementary schools [36:59] we have now 90% of our kids come from the Oakland area [39:12] So our school is always looking for students [40:43] Big E word is equity, throw equity away and replace it with excellence. [42:37]  look at our website, www.Baytechschool.org YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/qXYLiu3m9Bc
44:13
March 07, 2022
#004, Sherria VanSparrentak Shares The Ins & Outs of Running A Montessori School
#004, Sherria VanSparrentak Shares The Ins & Outs of Running A Montessori School
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever wondered what Montessori education is like? For this episode, Sherria VanSparrentak, the Head of School at The Montessori School in Michigan, shares about all the good and challenging things in running a Montessori school. She also shares her experience transitioning from public to private school and MORE! #SchoolSuccess -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of This Podcast: [01:52] I went to school locally here in Kalamazoo [02:47]  I always taught hands- on and student-led and outdoor environments. [04:12] Students were struggling to have their basic needs met. [08:01]  it's really cool to see just how their independence and their confidence grows [08:39] facilitate those conversations and help them problem solve as well. [09:20] lot of our fundraisers that bring in money for the school haven't been able to happen. [11:39] Our other big bet event is Oktoberfest. [13:44] the materials get trained on all of what we call the basics. [14:34] we have a COVID protocol for both our elementary and our primary building [17:22] in addition to that we didn't have any cases during that first year of COVID [18:18] the tip of the iceberg [18:57] now is not the time for book studies. [21:29] is just showing other people kindness [23:11] we don't receive funding for it like a public school does. [24:12] we do an end of the year parent survey [24:58] a family appreciates that you will go above and beyond and do this. [26:18] we use Survey Monkey [27:43] we already are retaining over 73% of our students [28:27] We started two years, nine months It's an additional licensing add-on [29:01] we're a Certified Wildlife school Green School [29:58] offering them your help in any way that you can in these crazy times. YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/POk-h2UmtZo
33:57
February 28, 2022
#003, Richard Bartolowits Shares How Advertising Brings Positive Outcomes
#003, Richard Bartolowits Shares How Advertising Brings Positive Outcomes
Are you wondering if advertising can really deliver results for schools? In this episode, Richard Bartolowits, the Principal of Connections Homeschool in Alaska, shares his experiences about the different changes he went through in his career in the homeschool industry. As other trends come up, he boldly adapts the various marketing strategies to unceasingly reach the school's intended audience and maintain engagements through time. #SchoolSuccess -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of This Podcast: [01:50] Jeep Wrangler Wave [03:50] Kenai Setting [03:30] “We hit over 1900 students enrolled with us” [04:25] “One teacher who enrolled 285 people” [05:18] “We’re gonna keep homeschooling” [06:04] Alaska is its own little beast [06:35] “I want to homeschool my children” [08:08] “We respect parents' right to make the choices for their kids” [09:08] $300 fly tying kit [09:55] “Buy a Ferrari with it” [11:38] $100 skis [12:57] “I will pay for the firearms class” [14:22] “This is my sixth year with the program and marketing” [15:58] “Is that a big advertising revenue?” [16:43] “We have 1000 people visit our website” [17:34] “We got 1000 students without advertising” [19:00] “Radio ad or TV or billboard or anything like that” [20:35]  “It took me five years to develop a logo” [21:51] “One of my guilty pleasures” [22:39]  “That's kind of intimidating” [24:06] “We used to have about a 35 character web address” YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/aARMQJ207Bw
26:30
February 21, 2022
#002, Stephanie McConnell on the “New Normal” for School Leadership
#002, Stephanie McConnell on the “New Normal” for School Leadership
In this episode of the School Success Podcast, you'll learn how Stephanie McConnell fulfills the demanding role of an Assistant Superintendent while running her own business at the same time. She also talks about her love for education and how much she loves giving value to other school leaders in all her social media channels. She is the creator of Principal Principles and co-author of the action-packed book WIN Time. -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of This Podcast: [01:33]  I am the Assistant Superintendent [03:01]  I was challenged with all the COVID protocols [05:50]  I made a decision that was best for kids [07:05]  I am a work horse [08:44]  I work before I go to work [08:57]  I wrote a book last year and open my own publishing company. [09:26]  I take on some speaking engagements, [10:36]  the number one factor of how student do in school is the teacher. [10:52]  your school is only as great as the principal leading that [12:03]  We have had a great turnout of teachers this year. [13:03]  We're a small school district, so it feels like a family [14:06]  our staffing matches our student population [14:49]  marketing world when it comes to public schools [16:15]  competing against another school that is close by to get the best teachers [19:21]  Win Time and the subtitle is Fearlessly Transforming Your School [20:13]  understand their strengths and their weaknesses [22:37]  getting personalized with your students [23:58]  teachers face challenges every single day [27:25]  Administrator for the last 15 years YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/90Zqo9xStCQ
29:47
February 14, 2022
#001, Morgan Easter on Engaging Activities for Successful Learning Experience
#001, Morgan Easter on Engaging Activities for Successful Learning Experience
Morgan Easter is a Grade School Teacher at Falls Lake Academy, and she's sharing her experiences with us on this very 1st edition of the "School Success" podcast! Listen as she tells us all about how creating engaging activities for students has helped them be successful in their learning. Get an inside look at the challenges that many educators face in the Education Industry too! So, stay tuned! #slaterstrategies #SchoolSuccess -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of This Podcast: [02:15] I am a brand new third grade teacher. And I teach math and science [03:27] each child has essentially a number on their head, their worth. [04:23] They have more flexibility in what they can do because their funding isn't. [06:48] you thought you had the best lesson planned, and they just and it completely blows. [08:16] Falls Lake is not direct instruction [19:20] that gives students a really good picture of that's kind of what's inside me. [10:50] Falls Lake does very well, is something called Project based learning [11:35] it integrates many subjects into one project. [13:07] there's no limitation, you are not allowed to tell students do it like this, build it like this [14:13] everyone at Falls Lake wears too many hats [17:54] Falls Lake could improve on that maybe hiring a couple extra people for support. [19:44] we're having to look out for their social and emotional well being [21:53] my mom was my teacher. [22:39] the kids think I'm old now. YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/035w95nWpEY
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February 07, 2022
#001, Trailer, Morgan Easter on Engaging Activities for Successful Learning Experience
#001, Trailer, Morgan Easter on Engaging Activities for Successful Learning Experience
Unleash how the challenges in teaching can help you have a fulfilling career path by tuning in to our first episode with Morgan Easter, an amazing Grade School Teacher at Falls Lake Academy. Catch her on February 7 at The School Success Podcast with our host Mitchell Slater. Get some helpful tips on creating an engaging classroom environment where students are excited about learning! See you there! #SlaterStrategies #SchoolSuccess
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January 31, 2022