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Welcome to If You Give a Principal a Podcast, a podcast production of the Harrah Elementary School Associated Student Body and the Mt. Adams School District.
I’m your host, and Principal, at Harrah Elementary, Rob McCracken. Each episode will feature a new, and exciting, guest selected by the students. If this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome to the show and if you’re a returning listening, thanks for coming back. So, pull up a chair and see what happens when you give a principal a podcast …

If You Give a Principal a Podcast... Rob McCracken

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Welcome to If You Give a Principal a Podcast, a podcast production of the Harrah Elementary School Associated Student Body and the Mt. Adams School District.
I’m your host, and Principal, at Harrah Elementary, Rob McCracken. Each episode will feature a new, and exciting, guest selected by the students. If this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome to the show and if you’re a returning listening, thanks for coming back. So, pull up a chair and see what happens when you give a principal a podcast …

    Ep. 17 - Ayuna Vogel -Technical Product Manager at Microsoft

    Ep. 17 - Ayuna Vogel -Technical Product Manager at Microsoft

    Today, we have the opportunity to meet another member of the Microsoft team, Ayuna Vogel. 
    Ayuna is currently the technical product manager for Microsoft in Redmond, WA. 
    She has worked as an IOS Engineer for LinkedIn, an IOS developer for Vimeo, been a translator for the United Nations, founded an independent educational project that welcomes volunteers from all over the world to teach at the rural schools in Russian Siberia, taught intensive Russian language course to college students in Malaysia, wrote for Look-At Media, and has traveled to Germany, Russia, Mongolia, China, Viet Nam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Laos
    She is a co-founder and a developer of Neverlate, a self-improvement iOS app for people who are often late. 
    She was selected one of 30, out of 620, applicants to become an iOS Fellow at the Access Code, an intensive, project based iOS Mobile App Development program in New York City. During her time at Access Code, she worked with leading iOS engineers from Google, Yahoo, Artsy, and Betaworks.
    Ayuna is a co-organizer of the iOSoho meetup, the largest iOS meetup in NYC. She also founded the Women in iOS meetup. the only NYC meetup focused on highlighting the work female iOS developers do in the industry.
    In her free time, she volunteers with Coder Dojo and helps kids learn the basics of HTML & CSS, and with Women Who Code where she helps beginner programmers and provides mentorship to women looking to enter the tech field.
    Today’s episode was made possible by a partnership with the Mt. Adams High School STEM/CTE program and and the Microsoft TEALS program. The TEALS program is designed to help high schools build and grow sustainable computer science (CS) programs. They pair volunteer CS professionals across the US with classroom teachers looking to make a lasting impact in their students’ lives. TEALS volunteers help shape students’ futures and career opportunities by providing them with computational knowledge and skills they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

    • 29 min
    Ep.16: RJ Ray - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer at Microsoft

    Ep.16: RJ Ray - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer at Microsoft

    In this episode, we meet RJ Ray, a member of Microsoft’s Indigenous team. The Indigenous team seeks to honour, share and celebrate Indigenous cultures within Microsoft and across Mother Earth while shaping inclusive technology to empower future generations. 
    RJ was born on Whidbey Island, Washington. From an early age, RJ was interested in electronics, from home and car stereos to video game consoles. RJ attended Portland State University and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & B.S. in Physics.
    RJ interned at Hewlett-Packard’s Imaging and Printing Division in Vancouver, WA. This internship led to a 10-year job designing hardware and traveling the world supporting the transitions of designs from prototype to production manufacturing. 
    RJ left HP to join Microsoft where he worked on the original Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and the yet to be released Xbox Series X|S 
    Today’s episode was made possible by a partnership with the Mt. Adams High School STEM/CTE program and and the Microsoft TEALS program. The TEALS program is designed to help high schools build and grow sustainable computer science (CS) programs. They pair volunteer CS professionals across the US with classroom teachers looking to make a lasting impact in their students’ lives. TEALS volunteers help shape students’ futures and career opportunities by providing them with computational knowledge and skills they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

    • 25 min
    Ep.15: Gracie Ermie -Research Software Designer

    Ep.15: Gracie Ermie -Research Software Designer

     


    Welcome to If You Give a Principal a Podcast, a podcast production of the Harrah Elementary School Associated Student Body  and the Mt. Adams School District. I’m your host, and Principal, at Harrah Elementary, Rob McCracken. 
    Today’s episode takes a little different approach.
    Your host today is Dallas Wilson, the Computer Science teacher at Harrah Elementary. Her guest today is Gracie Ermi, a Software engineer from Seattle. 
    In addition to being a knitting and outdoors enthusiast, Gracie is a software engineer that develops and builds machine learning technology that saves endangered wildlife and preserves ocean biodiversity. She works for Vulcan Inc. in Seattle, where they’ve developed artificial intelligence models that help scientists count and study elephants in their natural habitats. They have also developed a machine learning model for the Global FinPrint Project that helps identify oceanic species. Her work saves researchers’ time in interpreting and collecting data, so that they can work more efficiently! Gracie hopes that her work can inspire others, especially women and girls, to pursue computer science as a way to create change in their communities and in the world.
    If this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome to the show and if you’re a returning listener thanks for coming back. So, pull up a chair and see what happens when you give a principal a a podcast.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 14: GO COUGS!

    Ep. 14: GO COUGS!

    Welcome to If You Give a Principal a Podcast, a podcast production of the Harrah Elementary School Associated Student Body and the Mt. Adams School District. I'm your host, and Principal, at Harrah Elementary, Rob McCracken.
    Our guests today are three members of the Harrah Elementary teaching staff:
    Veteran and current 4th grade teacher, Mr. Guy Galland
    First year Special Education Teacher, Mr. Emery Lohrasbi
    Retiring teacher and current librarian, Mrs. Sonya Merz
    On this episode, my guests and I talk about their journey to becoming an educator, changes in education, and the Cougar/Husky rivalry.
    Along the way we'll hear from some of Mrs. Merz's friends and colleagues as they celebrate her nearly 30 years in education!
    If this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome to the show and if you're a returning listener, thanks for coming back. So, put up a chair and see what happens when you give a principal a podcast.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep.13: It's Social, It's Emotional, and It's Learning!

    Ep.13: It's Social, It's Emotional, and It's Learning!

    Welcome to If You Give a Principal a Podcast, a podcast production of the Harrah Elementary School Associated Student Body  and the Mt. Adams School District. I’m your host, and Principal, at Harrah Elementary, Rob McCracken. 
    Our guests today are three members of the Harrah Elementary teaching staff: 
    Gloria Widener, Vice Principal, DeeDee Gasseling, Social-Emotional Learning teacher, and Cesar Hernandez, Counselor. 
    If this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome to the show and if you’re a returning listener thanks for coming back. So, pull up a chair and see what happens when you give a principal a podcast.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep.12 Dr. Curt Guaglianone

    Ep.12 Dr. Curt Guaglianone

    • 32 min

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