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Education Podcasts

A podcast giving residents in Flagler County a greater understanding of what’s going on in our public school system. Host Jason Wheeler, the Community and Information Specialist for Flagler Schools sits down with educators, students, and members of our community to talk about 21st-century education, including the successes, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead for our students.

A podcast giving residents in Flagler County a greater understanding of what’s going on in our public school system. Host Jason Wheeler, the Community and Information Specialist for Flagler Schools sits down with educators, students, and members of our community to talk about 21st-century education, including the successes, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead for our students.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast giving residents in Flagler County a greater understanding of what’s going on in our public school system. Host Jason Wheeler, the Community and Information Specialist for Flagler Schools sits down with educators, students, and members of our community to talk about 21st-century education, including the successes, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead for our students.

Language:

English

Contact:

flaglerschools


Episodes

Students Talk About Student Loans

5/11/2022
We hand the microphone over to a group of students from Flagler-Palm Coast High School who talk about life after high school...which may include student loans and student debt.

Duration:00:05:37

Mental Health is Health

4/21/2022
Brandy Williams, the Coordinator of Counseling Services for Flagler Schools sits down with us to talk about mental health, services available to our students, and a special screening of a documentary regarding screen time and teenagers.

Duration:00:19:47

APpreciate the AP!

4/7/2022
In celebration of Assistant Principal Appreciation Week, we sit down with our reigning AP of the year, Amy Neuenfeldt. Discover what a day in the life of an Assistant Principal is really like!

Duration:00:15:36

So, Are You the Top Teacher?

3/17/2022
We sit down with LaShakia Moore, a former classroom teacher, elementary school principal, mom, wife, and Director of Teaching and Learning for Flagler Schools. You may not know what she and her team do, but you'll get a better understanding after listening to our conversation.

Duration:00:17:21

Hey Now, You're a Rock Star!

3/3/2022
Buddy Taylor Middle School custodian Ron Crowley was recently named "Rock Star Custodian." We sit down with this humble man to talk about a 27 career at a single school and why he feels he's got so much more to give to the students who walk those halls.

Duration:00:17:02

It All Adds Up for Our Teacher of the Year

2/17/2022
We sit down with our 2022-23 Teacher of the Year, James Gambone. He tells us how he happened upon a MAJOR shift in careers as he was wrapping up college. And he tells us that yes, you CAN go home again.

Duration:00:21:42

Lunch Lady Love

2/3/2022
We sit down with the 2021-2022 Flagler Schools Employee of the Year, Judy Gallo. It's a great conversation with someone who says she's "just doing my job." We think you'll agree with us, she's doing a whole lot more than that!

Duration:00:14:54

Summer Opportunities Abound

5/20/2021
Bobby Bossardet, Executive Director of Leadership Development for Flagler Schools sits down to talk about the transformation from local high school wrestler to Executive Director of Leadership Development for the entire district. Plus, he gives us insight into summer learning opportunities in Flagler Schools. It's the district's largest-ever attempt at bringing more students back into the classroom during June and July.

Duration:00:14:11

Food and Nutrition Services: It's Not All About the Lunch Lady

5/6/2021
We sit down with Angela Bush, Director of Food and Nutrition Services with Flagler Schools. We talk about how her department reaches out beyond our campus sites to keep our entire community fed. We also talk about why it's so important for those who qualify for free and reduced lunch need to register, even if our meals are given out at no charge to everyone. More information on our Food and Nutrition Services department can be found here.

Duration:00:18:13

Who Is Ed and Why Does He Have A Foundation?

4/22/2021
We sit down with Joe Rizzo, executive director of the Flagler County Education Foundation. If you've ever wondered how you can contribute to our school system, even if you don't have a child on one of our campuses, you don't want to miss this conversation. Find additional information about the Flagler County Education Foundation at www.flagleredfoundation.org.

Duration:00:17:39

Am I Ready for Kindergarten?

4/8/2021
We sit down with Arien Striplin, a 17-year veteran of kindergarten to talk about what happens in her classroom. She gives great tips and suggestions to parents for getting their kids ready for school next year. Want to register for kindergarten in Flagler Schools for the 2021-22 school year? We're here to help! Here's a link with important information: https://flaglerschools.com/about_us/newsroom/what_is_new/kindergarten_registration_2021-2022

Duration:00:12:51

A Conversation with Khady Harmon, our Teacher of the Year

3/25/2021
We sit down with chemistry and French teacher, Khady Harmon. This year's Flagler Schools Teacher of the Year shares what it's like to teach during a global pandemic and the challenges of connecting with students who may or may not physically be in her classroom.

Duration:00:15:45

A conversation with Jeff Reaves, Principal of the Year

3/11/2021
We sit down with Jeff Reaves, the principal of Matanzas High School and our Principal of the Year. He shares what it's like to lead a top-rated high school in the state of Florida, as well as the unconventional road he took to school administration. Matanzas High School

Duration:00:17:09

A conversation with Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt

3/11/2021
We sit down with Flagler Schools Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt and talk about her journey to "the corner office." She shares the challenges of leading a school district through the COVID pandemic, all while she tries to begin a new phase in her educational leadership career.

Duration:00:17:23

Coming Soon! Focused on Flagler Schools

2/16/2021
Flagler Schools has a podcast! Or, at least we will. We are currently setting up our studio to begin recording Focus on Flagler Schools. Host Jason Wheeler will bring you great stories about, and conversions with, educators, students, and parents from across Flagler County. New episodes will drop every other Thursday, so keep an eye out for our first episode later this spring! And as always, let’s keep Focused on Flagler Schools! Special thanks to Twisterium for providing our music,...

Duration:00:00:40