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Welcome to the Davidson Day Community Podcast, hosted by Head of School Pete Moore. In each episode you will meet different members of our supportive and diverse community. You’ll hear fascinating stories from parents, board members, alumni, and the wonderful people who work at Davidson Day.

Welcome to the Davidson Day Community Podcast, hosted by Head of School Pete Moore. In each episode you will meet different members of our supportive and diverse community. You’ll hear fascinating stories from parents, board members, alumni, and the wonderful people who work at Davidson Day.

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United States

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Welcome to the Davidson Day Community Podcast, hosted by Head of School Pete Moore. In each episode you will meet different members of our supportive and diverse community. You’ll hear fascinating stories from parents, board members, alumni, and the wonderful people who work at Davidson Day.

Language:

English


Episodes

Joanna Gerdy: Theatre Helps Us Explore What It Is To Be Human

4/29/2021
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews Joanna Gerdy, who teaches middle and upper school theatre arts and directs Davidson Day’s vibrant and award-winning Theatre program. While interested in theatre in college, Joanna graduated with a political science degree and worked as a research analyst for the state legislature in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She later followed where the universe guided her, moving to Charlotte to work as an actor,...

Duration:00:55:57

Tiffani Thomas: The Importance of Tiny, Inspiring Moments

4/6/2021
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews Tiffani Thomas, who teaches middle school art and upper school journalism as well as serves as the faculty advisor and lead for the Davidson Day School award-winning yearbook. Tiffani is a fabulous, creative artist with an amazing story and inspiring perspective on teaching, the cycles of life, and the importance of tiny moments. Enjoy this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast!

Duration:01:07:19

Parent Randy Baker on Entrepreneurship: “Failure is the best way to learn”

3/16/2021
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews Randy Baker. Randy, parent of current Patriot Cameron ‘22 and Patriot alumnus Charli ‘15, grew up in Wilson, North Carolina, where he attended local public schools and began his working career by working in a tobacco field during the summers. Now, Randy is the founder and CEO of MedCall Advisors, a Tele-Emergency medical provider that delivers immediate interventions for acute medical events including...

Duration:00:44:42

Tia Hill & Caitlin Barndt on What Colleges Want: A Well-Rounded Student Body

3/2/2021
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews Tia Hill and Caitlin Barndt. Tia Hill is our Director of College Counseling, and Caitlin Barndt is our College Counseling Associate and Admission Associate. Tia started at Davidson Day in 2013, and Caitlin joined our community in 2016. Both Tia and Caitlin a depth of experience in working in college admissions at Furman University and Queens University of Charlotte, prior to joining the team at...

Duration:00:45:40

Jason Chinuntdet ‘13: Change is Process; Culture is Process

2/16/2021
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews Patriot Alumnus Jason Chinuntdet. Throughout this episode Jason, who now works at Gartner as an HR Advisory Specialist, chats with Pete about organizational culture, change management, and Jason’s transition from Davidson Day to college, career, and beyond. Jason graduated from Davidson Day with the Class of 2013, having participated in four international research trips through the AFAR Program at...

Duration:00:53:16

Takila Williams: "What do I need to do to serve you better?"

2/2/2021
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews parent Takila Williams. Takila shares how perseverance and pursuit of purpose-driven goals led to a fulfilling and rewarding dream of winning a professional cheerleading job and how those same principles applied to growing an entrepreneurial and exceptional career in sales, starting in pest control and, later, in pharmaceutical sales. Today, in addition to being the parent of a Patriot, Takila shares...

Duration:01:01:48

Jessica Thompson: The Difference Between Worry and Anxiety

1/19/2021
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews School Counselor Jessica Thompson. Jessica earned a Master of the Arts in professional counseling from Liberty University and is currently completing a Doctorate in Community Counseling. She’s worked with a wide range of families and young people as a counselor and therapist, and beyond her impressive career as a counselor, Jessica is a former competitive dancer and current dance instructor who works...

Duration:00:53:51

Noel Freidline: No Shortcut to the Work

12/15/2020
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews Upper School Music Teacher and Award-Winning Jazz Musician Noel Freidline in what might best be called "a good hang." Noel shares how his passion for music developed, and how he got started as a professional musician, and his later decision to stop touring with his award-winning band. Mr. Moore and Mr. Freidline discuss the importance of teaching students to be vulnerable and to make big mistakes, and...

Duration:01:00:14

Karen Coughlan: Safety, Security, and What It's Like to Be a Police Officer

12/1/2020
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Mr. Pete Moore interviews Karen Coughlan, the school's security officer. Prior to joining Davidson Day, Karen served as a police officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) after a career as a human intelligence collector for the U.S. Army. Karen discusses how parents and children can collaborate to keep everyone in the family safe and secure, shares what it is like to serve in the U.S. Army and as a police officer,...

Duration:00:34:01

Jamie McMurray: Watching Tornados, Racing NASCAR, and Hard Work

11/17/2020
In this episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Mr. Pete Moore interviews Mr. Jamie McMurray. Jamie grew up in Joplin, MO, and shares stories about his childhood, including what it's like to witness tornados, his first job, and how and why he got started racing cars. Jamie would become a professional race car driver, and after a period of uncertainty about his career, would win the Daytona 500. Jamie shares how he harnessed his natural tendency as a planner and a worrier to change his...

Duration:00:41:12

Renée Brown: Leadership is Learning, Listening, and Life Management

11/6/2020
Mr. Pete Moore, Head of School, interviews the Davidson Day School Chair of the Board of Trustees, Renée Brown. Renée shares three characteristics that great leaders possess--learning, listening, and life management--and discusses the importance of building diverse teams within organizations.

Duration:00:37:34

Ron Johnson: The Best at Getting Better

10/13/2020
Pete Moore interviews Ron Johnson, Davidson Day Athletic Director and Head Coach of the 2019-2020 NCISAA 2-A Private State Champion Patriots Boys Varsity Basketball Team, about sport and athletics, transitioning to a college environment, the importance of diversity in schools, and a guiding philosophy best summarized as "becoming the best at getting better."

Duration:00:50:49

Mat Saunders: From Known to Unknown

10/13/2020
Pete Moore interviews Mat Saunders, who teaches archaeology in the Davidson Day Upper School and founded American Foreign Academic Research (AFAR), about innovation, determination, and going beyond the known to discover the unknown.

Duration:00:47:37