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Talks with Tyler ISD

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Talks with Tyler ISD, a podcast about the passionate people who have a heart for students. The host, Jennifer Hines, Executive Director of Communications at Tyler ISD will be talking to a variety of guests and each episode will focus on specific topics for you, the Tyler ISD community. We’ll cover things from district-wide objectives and initiatives, down to inspiring stories from our own teachers in the classrooms.

Talks with Tyler ISD, a podcast about the passionate people who have a heart for students. The host, Jennifer Hines, Executive Director of Communications at Tyler ISD will be talking to a variety of guests and each episode will focus on specific topics for you, the Tyler ISD community. We’ll cover things from district-wide objectives and initiatives, down to inspiring stories from our own teachers in the classrooms.

Location:

United States

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Talks with Tyler ISD, a podcast about the passionate people who have a heart for students. The host, Jennifer Hines, Executive Director of Communications at Tyler ISD will be talking to a variety of guests and each episode will focus on specific topics for you, the Tyler ISD community. We’ll cover things from district-wide objectives and initiatives, down to inspiring stories from our own teachers in the classrooms.

Language:

English

Contact:

9032621348


Episodes

La'Shunda Wright - Talks Teaching Elementary Students

7/8/2022
Tyler ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year La'Shunda Wright discusses her passion for teaching on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She shares why she became a teacher and her beliefs about teaching. She takes us into her classroom and describes what a day is like with her students. Support the show

Duration:00:16:41

Rachel Barber - Talks Wellness

6/24/2022
Tyler ISD Director of Health Services Rachel Barber discusses workplace wellness on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She outlines how Tyler ISD provides opportunities for staff to work on wellness goals. She shares helpful tips and resources to support employees and explains different ways to get involved and join in the fun to make healthier choices. Support the show

Duration:00:13:16

Lance Groppel - Talks Education

6/10/2022
Tyler ISD Deputy Superintendent of Administration Dr. Lance Groppel discusses his role with the district on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. As a new Tyler ISD leadership team member, he shares his educational background and what attracted him to want to join the school district. He explains his role and educational priorities for the upcoming school year. Support the show

Duration:00:17:37

Preston Reece - Talks Summer Camps

5/27/2022
Summer is here! What are you going to do with the kids each week? Mentoring Alliance Regional Vice President Preston Reece shares summer camp information in this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. He explains how students have fun, exciting experiences during the day, including games, art, and creative, unique reading and math refreshers. Reece shares the enrollment process and junior counselor and counselor opportunities for older students. Support the show

Duration:00:18:12

Meika Fallon - Talks Volunteering

5/13/2022
In this special episode, District Manager of Temporary Personnel Meika Fallon shares the volunteer opportunities available throughout the District on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She explains the different types of people interested in volunteering and where the needs are. The application process is also explained. Support the show

Duration:00:13:23

Gretchen Nabi - Talks Pre-K

4/22/2022
In this episode, Coordinator of Elementary Programming Gretchen Nabi shares the benefits of the Tyler ISD Pre-K program on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She shares the advantages of students attending Pre-K before Kindergarten. There are also many opportunities to grow developmentally in the program. Qualification and registration information are discussed. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:15:26

Brandy Holland - Talks Head Start

4/8/2022
In this special episode, Head Start Director Brandy Holland shares the unique opportunities for students enrolled in the Tyler ISD Head Start program on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She shares the particular qualifications of the Head Start staff and the program's features. There are also many benefits offered to support families in the program. Qualification and registration information are discussed. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:15:31

Jerry Palmer - Talks Success, Career & Philanthropy

3/25/2022
John Tyler High School alumnus and successful business entrepreneur, Jerry Palmer, talks about his incredible journey and life lessons on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. In addition to establishing the Ben Brown Honorary Scholarship, with the help of The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) for future Tyler ISD graduates, Jerry shares how Mr. Brown, his former high school counselor, gave him career counseling that forever changed his future path. He shares the many struggles he...

Duration:00:21:13

Amanda Hortman - Talks Early College High School

1/28/2022
ECHS Principal Amanda Hortman shares the unique opportunities for students who attend Early College High School on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. As the #1 high school in East Texas, students earn their associate's degree from Tyler Junior College at the same time they are earning their high school diploma. That's a $30,000 value for free! Hortman shares the many college degree offerings and unique educational atmosphere. Application information is also explained. Support the show...

Duration:00:24:35

Suzette Farr - Talks Tyler ISD Foundation

1/7/2022
In this special episode, we sit down with Tyler ISD Foundation Executive Director Suzette Farr to talk about the resources the foundation provides to the school district. Grants for teacher ideas, student scholarships, and the ways families and community members can get involved are some of the many topics discussed. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:19:35

Jessica Brown - Talks Student Internships

12/3/2021
CTE Work-Based Learning Coordinator Jessica Brown shares internship opportunities for high schoolers on episode 17 of Talks with Tyler ISD. Students have real-world experiences in many professions. Student success stories are shared as well as information for local businesses to participate. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:15:50

Dr. Juan E. Mejia - Talks Partnership with TJC

11/5/2021
Tyler ISD has a long-standing partnership with Tyler Junior College. TJC President, Dr. Juan E. Mejia, talks about the college-going culture of the school district. Dual credit, Early College High School, and TJC Promise Scholars are some of the free college opportunities he shares with viewers that save students and parents as much as $36,000! Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:22:35

Dr. Marty Crawford - Talks New School Year

10/1/2021
We're well underway to a new school year, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marty Crawford talks about where we're headed. Student success, decisions in Austin, and the guidance of the Tyler ISD School Board are all up for discussion. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:18:27

James Mobley - Talks Writing We Didn't Have Much

7/16/2021
On this special episode, we sit down with Tyler ISD graduate James Mobley to talk about his new book, We Didn’t Have Much. Mobley grew up on the north side of Tyler with six siblings, raised by a single mom. He went on to attend Southern Methodist University, where he played football and majored in business. His new book reflects some of the challenges he faced in his childhood and encourages children from similar backgrounds to overcome the odds and become successful. Support the show...

Duration:00:25:08

Greg Priest - Talks Summer Sports Camps

6/21/2021
Need something fun and active for your child to do this summer?! Then listen to this episode as Jennifer talks with Tyler ISD Athletics Director Greg Priest about all the opportunities available at summer sports camps. We also learn a little bit about Greg and his coaching background, and what brought him to Tyler ISD. To learn more about athletics summer camps, visit the Tyler ISD Athletics website. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:17:28

Dr. Marty Crawford - Talks "What's Next?"

5/28/2021
What a year it has been! From COVID to Snowmageddon (or SNOWVID), Tyler ISD has continued to achieve successful student outcomes despite all the challenges. Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford joins us to recap what we've accomplished during 2020-2021 and what the school district plans for the future. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:18:00

Suzette Farr - Talks Mentoring Alliance Summer Camps

5/14/2021
On today's episode, Jennifer talks with Suzette Farr of The Mentoring Alliance about upcoming summer camps available for your kids. Suzette is an award-winning philanthropist and marketing professional. She'll share some of the opportunities these camps offer and how they will contribute to each child's personal and educational growth. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:25:36

Gary Brown - Talks Career & Technology Center

4/23/2021
Jennifer talks with Gary Brown about the Career and Technical Educational pathways available at Tyler ISD. Gary Brown is the Executive Director of the Tyler ISD Career & Technology Center, where high school students in our district come to take specific classes geared towards their academic and career goals. Gary shares with us how the CTE program prepares college-bound students and those going straight into the workforce after they graduate. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:27:44

Miranda Duncan - Talks Kindergarten

4/9/2021
One of our District's very own Kindergarten teachers, Miranda Duncan, talks about how her kindergarten experiences actually inspired her to become a teacher and how she brings that same passion for learning into her classroom. She'll share experiences she's had teaching students, describe a typical day in the classroom, and explain how kindergarten has changed in recent years. This episode is a must for parents looking to register their child for kindergarten in Tyler ISD. Support the show...

Duration:00:29:30

Sandy Newton - Talks Visual and Performing Arts

3/26/2021
Director of Visual and Performing Arts Sandy Newton talks about how she came to her position in Tyler ISD, how the district is standing out in regards to the arts, and how students benefit from having experience in visual and performing arts. We'll also find out what some of our former fine arts students have gone on to accomplish. Support the show (http://bit.ly/SupportTylerISD)

Duration:00:29:02