Productive Disruption is a podcast presented by Rhodes Branding, spotlighting bold and innovative ideas to reshape K-12 education.
Productive Disruption | Educator Perceptions and Insights Center (EPIC): Dr. Luke Simmering
In our second podcast featuring the Educator Perceptions and Insights Center (EPIC), we sit down with Dr. Luke Simmering, Owner and Director of Research. Luke is an experienced Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with over 15 years of experience leading talent assessment and development objectives for global organizations across multiple industries. Tune in to learn more about how Luke and EPIC use data to uncover employee priorities for individual school districts, and interpret these drivers into actionable strategies for K-12 leaders to improve educator retention.
American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA): Dr. Dale Fisher
American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) Executive Director Dr. Dale Fisher joined Molly McGowan Gorsuch to talk about this year's AASPA conference in Anaheim and current hot topics related to K-12 human resources, recruitment, and retention. An active AASPA member since 2012, Dr. Fisher is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at Deerfield Public Schools District 109.
Educator Perceptions and Insights Center (EPIC): Dr. Bret Church
Check out the latest episode of Productive Disruption! We sit down with Dr. Bret Church the Owner and Managing Director of the Educator Perceptions and Insights Center (EPIC) and an Associate Professor of School Leadership at Emporia State University. Bret is joining me today to discuss how he and his business partner, Dr. Luke Simmering, are bringing the industry-standard practice of using data to drive retention strategies to the K-12 sector – and why it’s more important than ever before!
#LessLame | Don Killingbeck
Check out the latest episode of Productive Disruption! We sit down with Dr. Don Killingbeck to talk about his innovative work as the Superintendent of the Hemlock Public School District. With his extensive background, including a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Administration and advanced degrees in Educational Technology and Instructional Design, Dr. Killingbeck is a passionate advocate for leveraging #EdTech to enhance crucial aspects of school leadership. Get ready to delve into the remarkable journey and insights of Dr. Killingbeck in this compelling episode.
Bucknell University: Lisa Keegan & Heather Johns
For our first podcast of 2023, we dove into the world of higher education to learn how two university leaders are developing innovative strategies for engaging with prospective families during the admissions process. Bucknell University's Lisa Keegan and Heather Johns joined the podcast to discuss the different touchpoints throughout Bucknell's admissions process and some of the tools, tactics, and first-hand generational research they utilize to ensure every interaction is meaningful and on-brand. Lisa is the Vice President for Enrollment Management, and Heather is the Vice President for Communications at Bucknell. You can hear more from Lisa and Heather on the College Admissions Insider podcast.
Larry Jacobs | The American Consortium for Equity in Education
Welcome back to another episode of Productive Disruption! This week, we are joined by Larry Jacobs, the Founder and President of The American Consortium for Equity in Education (ACE-ED). According to the company's website, ACE-ED is the only multimedia platform and educational organization focusing exclusively on equity and access for every learner. Additionally, Larry is the host of Ed Talk Radio.