48 episodes

I’m Stacey Tirro, a high school performing arts teacher for over 25 years. In that time, I’ve taught a lot of amazing people. Now that so many of my students are adults, they teach me how, through the lessons in my classroom, they have been changed for the better.
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Changed for the Better: the power of arts in education Stacey Tirro

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I’m Stacey Tirro, a high school performing arts teacher for over 25 years. In that time, I’ve taught a lot of amazing people. Now that so many of my students are adults, they teach me how, through the lessons in my classroom, they have been changed for the better.
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/changed-for-the-better/support

    Episode 45: Samuel Auguste

    Episode 45: Samuel Auguste

    In performing arts education, there are some students who love the spotlight, and others who just love to be there, participating, without the pressure and responsibility of being the lead role. Samuel Auguste was one of the latter.

    Tune in to learn three of the most important lessons Sam learned during his time in the rehearsal studio and on stage.

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    Episode 44: Matthew Hochberg

    Episode 44: Matthew Hochberg

    Not all of my guests craved the spotlight. Some were very happy behind-the-scenes, putting their production talents to good use in quieter ways. Matthew Hochberg, class of 1998, spent his senior year assimilating back into public school life through Thespian Troupe 721. There, he leaned on the safe community as he figured out what would inspire his future.

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    • 48 min
    Episode 43: Esskee Nance-Doucet

    Episode 43: Esskee Nance-Doucet

    A running theme on this podcast is the non-linear path to now. Whether for a change of heart or change of circumstance, the road people take often diverge multiple times from the one they set out upon. Sometimes, you have a few guardian angels to help lead the way. From teen mom to LPN to NP, Esskee Nance-Doucet has climbed mountainous terrain in order to smell the sweet, clean air of success. Tune in for her story.

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    • 54 min
    Episode 42: Tina Vasquez

    Episode 42: Tina Vasquez

    Tina Vasquez is the owner and CEO of Emerging Equity, a consulting firm that focuses on cultural transformation in institutions and systems. Tune in to hear how this powerhouse entrepreneur, mom, and dancing queen used the lessons from the studio to tap into her creativity, intuition, and find her voice.

    Blog: staceytirro.com
    Music: written and performed by Brianna Knight
    Graphic Design: Michael DelPup

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    Episode 41: Ornely Aubourg

    Episode 41: Ornely Aubourg

    Welcome to season four!

    Ornely Aubourg was one of my tried and true students, my tiny dancer, so to speak. In school, the dance studio was her safe space, a leotard and tights was her outfit of choice, and being in the spotlight was her comfort zone. Now, this working mom is a healer and a teacher as a first responder. Tune in to learn how she has connected her performing arts training to her role as an EMT.

    Blog: staceytirro.com
    Music: written and performed by Brianna Knight
    Graphic Design: Michael DelPup

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    • 36 min
    Episode 40: Karema Brown

    Episode 40: Karema Brown

    Welcome to the final episode of season three of "Changed for the Better!" I can't think of a better person to have join me for this momentous occasion.


    Karema Brown has an educator's heart. Her mission is to do all she can to improve the school experience for her kids.
    Tune in to hear her story of service, how she processed her complicated roles as a Black woman, educator, and daughter of the badge, and how the dance studio taught her that vulnerability is a strength to be cherished.



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