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Dec 10, 2021

On this 100th episode of MI SoundBoard, Executive Director Don Wotruba, CAE takes a look back at some of his favorite episodes from the podcast:

Nov. 2, 2017 / Are Appointed Boards the Future? Our First Episode! 

Feb. 23, 2018 / Blazing a Trail as Michigan Teacher of the Year 

Sept. 13, 2019 / Banning Phones: One School...

Nov 26, 2021

In this episode, we get a chance to talk with the newest Michigan Superintendent of the Year, Dania Bazzi, Ph.D. from Ferndale Public Schools, about her path to being recognized along with her collaborative, hands-on approaches to teacher evaluation and creating a trusting, risk-taking staff team to improve...

Nov 12, 2021

As district leaders, we use data in countless ways. The connections we make (or fail to make) affect the way we think and feel about that data. In this episode, we spoke with Kenda Lawson, M.Ed., Founder/CEO of Owls Education, about how using data in the right ways can influence how our students learn for the better.

Oct 22, 2021

As leaders in their district, school board members face many challenges. We talk with Colonel Arthur Athens, who will be presenting at MASB’s Annual Leadership Conference next month, about his storied career and his thoughts on leading ethically, humbly, confidently and, to some extent, with love.

Oct 8, 2021

Staff in districts around the state have taken on more and more ways of supporting their students inside and outside of the classroom, but what if they didn’t have to handle those extra lifts? Mallory DePrekel, M.N.M., Executive Director and President of Communities In Schools Michigan, joins us on this episode...