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In and Around Durham Public Schools

In and Around Durham Public Schools

By Durham Public Schools
The Durham Public Schools Podcast Network is the official podcast network of Durham Public Schools (Durham, NC). Tune in to learn more about DPS.
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Behind The Spark Podcast | Ep. 1 feat. Dr. Pascal Mubenga | #WeAreDPS
Check out the premiere of our brand new district podcast titled "Beyond The Spark," featuring our fearless leader and Superintendent of Durham Public Schools, Dr. Pascal Mubenga.   Created by the Office of Public Affairs, this podcast was designed to share the inspiring stories of our students, staff, and teachers in Durham Public Schools. The podcast is hosted by Sheena Cooper, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communication, and Crystal Roberts, Communications Specialist. It is produced by Tony Cunningham Jr, Digital Communications Specialist. Stay tuned for more episodes!
32:36
August 28, 2022
Episode 6 | Get To Know As We Grow | Program Placement w/ Dr. Julie Pack
Tune in to this episode of "Get To Know As We Grow." Hosted by Director of Marketing and Community Engagement Sheena Cooper, this podcast was created to share the story of the Durham Public Schools' "Growing Together" initiative with DPS families, staff, and the Durham community. About This Episode: This episode will discuss the details behind DPS programs, the new placement strategy, and how it is addressed in the Growing Together Initiative. We invited special guest Dr. Julie Pack, Executive Director of CTE and Magnet Programs to discuss these changes that are addressed in the Growing Together Initiative.
09:37
May 17, 2022
Episode 5 | Get To Know As We Grow | Transportation w/ Mathew Palmer, Joe Harris, and Kristen Brookshire
Tune in to this episode of "Get To Know As We Grow." Hosted by Director of Marketing and Community Engagement Sheena Cooper, this podcast was created to share the story of the Durham Public Schools' "Growing Together" initiative with DPS families, staff, and the Durham community. About This Episode This episode will discuss the new updates in the Transportation Department and how it is addressed in the Growing Together Initiative. We invited special guests, Mathew Palmer, Executive Director of School Planning, Transportation, and Nutrition, Joe Harris, Director of Transportation, and Kristen Brookshire, Transportation Planner, to discuss these changes and how they will benefit all DPS students and families.
17:21
May 17, 2022
Episode 4 | Get To Know As We Grow | Construction w/ Fredrick Davis
Tune in to this episode of "Get To Know As We Grow." Hosted by Director of Marketing and Community Engagement Sheena Cooper, this podcast was created to share the story of the Durham Public Schools' "Growing Together" initiative with DPS families, staff, and the Durham community. About This Episode: This episode will discuss the new district construction projects and how it is addressed in the Growing Together Initiative. We invited special guest Fredrick Davis, Executive Director of Building Services, to discuss current and future projects.
08:33
April 26, 2022
Episode 3 | Get To Know As We Grow | Regions w/ Mathew Palmer
Tune in to this episode of "Get To Know As We Grow." Hosted by Director of Marketing and Community Engagement Sheena Cooper, this podcast was created to share the story of the Durham Public Schools' "Growing Together" initiative with DPS families, staff, and the Durham community. About This Episode: This episode will discuss the details behind DPS regions and how it is addressed in the Growing Together Initiative. We invited special guest Mathew Palmer, Executive Director of School Planning, Transportation, and Nutrition, to discuss the new regional model.
11:55
April 11, 2022
Episode 2 | Get To Know As We Grow | Pre-K and EC w/ Dr. Deborah Pitman
Tune in to this episode of "Get To Know As We Grow." Hosted by Director of Marketing and Community Engagement Sheena Cooper, this podcast was created to share the story of the Durham Public Schools' "Growing Together" initiative with DPS families, staff, and the Durham community. About This Episode: This episode will explore how the Growing Together Initiative applies to our Pre-K and Exceptional Children population in Durham Public Schools. We invited special guest Dr. Deborah Pitman, Assistant Superintendent of Specialized Services, to give us the details of how the initiative will benefit the students that fall in the category of Pre-K and EC. 
08:54
April 11, 2022
Episode 1 | Get To Know As We Grow | Pilot Episode w/ Guests Melody Melody Marshall & Mathew Palmer
Tune in to our pilot episode of the "Get To Know As We Grow" Podcast. Hosted by Director of Marketing and Community Engagement Sheena Cooper, this podcast was created to share the story of the Durham Public Schools' "Growing Together" initiative with DPS families, staff, and the Durham community. About This Episode: This episode will explore the "why" behind the "Growing Together" initiative and provide an overview of its importance in Durham Public Schools. We invited special guests Melody Marshall, Director of Student Assignment, and Mathew Palmer, Executive Director of School Planning, Transportation, and Nutrition.
27:40
April 05, 2022
#DPSAlert | 2021 Winter Break
Happy Holidays! All Durham Public Schools offices and facilities will be closed to the public on Monday, December 20, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 4.
00:27
December 24, 2021
2021 All-County High School Chorus Concert | November 19, 2021
DPS Arts presents the 2021 All-County High School Chorus Concert. The event took place on November 19, 2021, at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. Dr. Jose Rivera served as the clinician for the event. Enjoy the concert! | A video version of the event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nODuI9B-GAM 
33:43
November 25, 2021
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Hillside Graduate Elected Durham, NC's First African American Woman Mayor | Election Night Speech
On the evening of November 2, 2021, Hillside High School graduate Elaine O’Neal made history when she was elected Durham, NC's first African American woman mayor. The former judge and former interim dean of the North Carolina Central University Law School won 84.69% of the votes to win her campaign for mayor. Take a listen to O'Neal's inspirational election night speech.
03:12
November 03, 2021
DPS Welcome Back to the Classroom | COVID-19 Preparedness Community Conversation
#DPSCommunity | On Sunday, August 22, 2021, Durham Public Schools hosted a community conversation about COVID-19 preparedness. The event streamed on Youtube and Facebook. Take a listen or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBbYqHl3G94.
35:43
August 23, 2021
Durham Public Schools is hiring!
Durham Public Schools is looking for teachers (all grade levels and subjects), custodians, bus drivers, school nutrition and, before/after-school staff for the upcoming school year. DPS offers competitive salaries and benefits! Make DPS your career destination and be the spark that makes a difference in the lives of our children. For more information visit www.dpsnc.net/jobs or call 919-560-2000. #WeAreDPS
00:30
June 28, 2021
Countdown to Kindergarten is Now!
Dr. Suzanne Cotterman, Director of the DPS Office of Early Education, and Dr. Lo DeWalt, Coordinator of the DPS K-5 School Programs & Literacy Integration share everything you need to know about getting ready for Kindergarten here at Durham Public Schools. This recording was taken from a live-streamed conversation/presentation held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. To view the complete presentation CLICK HERE. For more information about Kindergarten at DPS email Dr. Cotterman at suzanne_cotterman@dpsnc.net or Dr. DeWalt at lora_dewalt@dpsnc.net.
23:56
May 28, 2021
Countdown to Kindergarten | Enrollment is happening now!
Are you the parent of a rising kindergarten student? Are you looking for a way to ignite the limitless of your child? If your answer is yes, then your destination for success is Durham Public Schools. Our Countdown to Kindergarten is underway and enrollment is happening NOW! Visit us online at dpsnc.net/enrollment. That's DPSNC.Net/Enrollment. The destination for your child's success is DPS and we are excited for them to begin their educational journey with us.
00:32
May 28, 2021
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Episode #201 | April 14, 2020
Welcome to Season 2! On this edition of the In and Around Durham Public Schools podcast, we are talking with our Social-Emotional Mental Health Coordinator Dr. Christopher Soto. Dr. Soto is here to talk about ways to communicate with our students about the COVID-19 school closures. All this coming up on In and Around Durham Public Schools here on the DPS Podcast Network. Like what you heard? If so, we encourage you to subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, PocketCast, Radio Public, IHeartRadio, and Stitcher. You can also listen to our podcast on your Alexa-enabled smart devices. Just say "Hey Alexia! Play the Durham Public Schools Podcast Network."
22:12
April 14, 2020
Public Service Announcement | Social Distancing
Social distancing is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease.
00:54
March 17, 2020
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Episode #107 | July 26, 2019
On this week's edition of In and Around Durham Public Schools, we are talking about Back to School and other opportunities for you to enroll your 4-year-old in Pre-K. These stories and much more coming up on In and Around Durham Public Schools here on the DPS Podcast Network. Show notes: For more information about Durham Pre-K or The Pre-K Blitz log on to http://dpfc.net/our-work/ncpk/. You can subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tune In, Breaker, PocketCast, Stitcher, and Radio Public.  FOLLOW US WEBSITE: www.DPSNC.Net | TWITTER: @DurhamPublicSch | INSTAGRAM: @Durham_Public_Schools | FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/DurhamPublicSchools | HASHTAGS: #WeAreDPS #InAndAroundDPSPodcast
07:12
July 26, 2019
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Episode #106 | June 27, 2019
On this weeks edition of In and Around Durham Public Schools, we are talking about student transportation and our need for bus drivers. All this and more coming up on In and Around Durham Public Schools here on the DPS Podcast Network. You can subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tune In, Breaker, PocketCast, Stitcher, and Radio Public.  FOLLOW US WEBSITE: www.DPSNC.Net | TWITTER: @DurhamPublicSch | INSTAGRAM: @Durham_Public_Schools | FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/DurhamPublicSchools | HASHTAGS: #WeAreDPS #InAndAroundDPSPodcast
07:18
June 27, 2019
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Episode #105 | Week of June 6, 2019
On this weeks edition of In and Around Durham Public Schools we have a lot to celebrate about including our new Teacher of the Year and #WeAreDPS Graduations. These stories and more coming up on In and Around Durham Public Schools here on the DPS Podcast Network. You can subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tune In, Breaker, PocketCast, Stitcher, and Radio Public.  FOLLOW US WEBSITE: www.DPSNC.Net | TWITTER: @DurhamPublicSch | INSTAGRAM: @Durham_Public_Schools | FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/DurhamPublicSchools | HASHTAGS: #WeAreDPS #InAndAroundDPSPodcast
09:59
June 06, 2019
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Episode #104 | Week of May 10, 2019
On this weeks edition of In and Around Durham Public Schools we are talking about DPS Graduations, our DPS 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Finalists, Durham Bowls, and the Durham Education Awards. These stories and much more coming up on In and Around Durham Public Schools here on the DPS Podcast Network. You can subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tune In, Breaker, PocketCast, Stitcher, and Radio Public.  FOLLOW US WEBSITE: www.DPSNC.Net | TWITTER: @DurhamPublicSch | INSTAGRAM: @Durham_Public_Schools | FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/DurhamPublicSchools | HASHTAGS: #WeAreDPS #InAndAroundDPSPodcast
12:51
May 10, 2019
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Episode #103 | Week of April 17, 2019
On this weeks edition of In and Around Durham Public Schools we talk with DPS Family Engagement Coordinator Gregory Jones about the upcoming DPS Title I Pac Night. We will also talk with School for Creative Studies teacher LeVon Barnes about his Young Male Achievers program and the proclamation the organization recently received from the City of Durham. These stories and much more coming up on In and Around Durham Public Schools here on the DPS Podcast Network. You can subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tune In, Breaker, PocketCast, Stitcher, and Radio Public.  FOLLOW US WEBSITE: www.DPSNC.Net | TWITTER: @DurhamPublicSch | INSTAGRAM: @Durham_Public_Schools | FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/DurhamPublicSchools | HASHTAGS: #WeAreDPS #InAndAroundDPSPodcast
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April 17, 2019
In and Around Durham Public Schools | Episode #102 | Week of April 1, 2019
On this weeks edition of the In and Around Durham Public Schools podcast we talk to DPS Boys of Color Initiative coordinator Jermaine Porter about the return of the Barbershop Talk Series, Kimberly Hager drops by to talk about the upcoming Teacher Career and Transfer Fair and we will share some good news about our Spring Break Lunch program. All this on this weeks edition of In and Around Durham Public Schools here on the DPS Podcast Network. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST You can subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, PocketCast, Stitcher, and Radio Public.  FOLLOW US WEBSITE: www.DPSNC.Net | TWITTER: @DurhamPublicSch | INSTAGRAM: @Durham_Public_Schools | FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/DurhamPublicSchools | HASHTAG: #WeAreDPS
08:26
April 03, 2019
In and Around Durham Public Schools (Week of 3/25/2019)
EPISODE #101 Welcome to the first episode of the In and Around Durham Public Schools podcast. For more information about DPS log on to DPSNC.Net. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST You can subscribe to our podcast via Anchor.FM, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, PocketCast and Radio Public.  FOLLOW US WEBSITE: www.DPSNC.Net | TWITTER: @DurhamPublicSch | INSTAGRAM: @Durham_Public_Schools | FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/DurhamPublicSchools #WeAreDPS
03:54
March 26, 2019