IASA Podcast

48 EpisodesProduced by IASA Communications Website

The Illinois Association of School Administrators is the state's premier advocacy organization for public school superintendents. This podcast tackles the most important issues facing public education in Illinois and provides knowledge and insight from experts about how to run the best school distri… read more

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Increasing the Engagement of Culturally Diverse Families

July 17th, 2019


Oak Lawn-Hometown SD #123 Superintendent Dr. Paul Enderle shares the steps his school district is taking to increase the engagement of culturally …

Summer Programming

June 12th, 2019


Summer is here but that doesn't mean learning has to stop. In this episode, we speak to Dr. Nicole Howard, assistant superintendent for Academics and …

Evidence-Based Leadership: Using Data to Drive Immediate and Lasting Improvements

June 4th, 2019


In a follow up to our ESSA and Strategic Dashboard academies, IASA is offering a new academy titled Evidence-Based Leadership: Using Data to Drive …

Scaling Innovation in Your School District: A Systems Approach

May 24th, 2019


Dr. David Moyer, superintendent of Elmhurst CU #205, shares with IASA how his district is tapping into the creativity of his staff to drive student …

Jason Helfer of ISBE on Teacher Shortage

May 7th, 2019


Dr. Jason Helfer, deputy superintendent for teaching and learning at ISBE, has studied the teacher shortage extensively in Illinois. In this episode, IASA speaks to Helfer about how ISBE is addressing the teacher …

New State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala

April 25th, 2019


IASA spoke with new Illinois State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala to learn more about her background, views about ISBE and her goals as leader of the new state agency. This podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. …

Food Distribution Program Q&A

April 23rd, 2019


If you have ever had questions about how the Food Distribution Program for schools works this short Q&A podcast with Paula Williams, principal …

Taking PE Remotely

April 8th, 2019


Elgin Area School District U-46 is launching two online physical education courses that will allow some high school students to track their own …

AP District of the Year

March 28th, 2019


Fenton School District 100 was recently named Advanced Placement District of the Year. In this episode, IASA speaks to Fenton School District 100 …

Using Video to Interview Job Applicants

March 15th, 2019


Greg Dietz, an assistant superintendent at Maine Township HSD #207, has utilized computer technology, rather than face-to-face interviews, to …

Podcasting In Schools

March 6th, 2019


Michael Doyle and Stacy Reagan, both instructional coaches at Central CUSD #301 in Burlington, launched a podcast series this school year that uses …

Superintendent Stress

February 28th, 2019


Dr. Adam Ehrman, superintendent of New Berlin CUSD #16, has been studying stress among superintendents as part of his dissertation. In this episode, Ehrman discusses findings from his research, which shines new light on …

What changes to marijuana laws could mean for IL school districts

February 15th, 2019


In this episode, IASA speaks to attorney David Braun, with the law firm Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., about the possible effects a law signed last year that allows children with debilitating conditions …

Undercover Boss

February 7th, 2019


After seeing the Undercover Boss television show, Dr. Dale Mitchell, superintendent at Homewood SD #153, tried the concept out in his district - minus the makeup. The process was eye opening, Mitchell says, and he …

IDEA Flow-Through and Preschool Funding

January 29th, 2019


Heather Calomese, Executive Director of Special Education Services for the Illinois State Board of Education, speaks to IASA Associate Director Dr. …

Developing Positive Union-Superintendent Relations

January 15th, 2019


The dynamics between superintendents and union officials can sometimes create friction, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this episode, IASA …

AASA/SPN Case Study: Maine Twp HSD # 207

January 3rd, 2019


Maine Township High School District #207 was one of 25 school districts in the U.S. to be honored as one of the “Most Innovative School Districts” …

Redefining Physical Education

December 17th, 2018


Physical education classes at Consolidated High School District 230 look much different than what people grew up with. Students pedal on stationary …

Defining an Instructional Day

November 26th, 2018


In this episode, IASA Associate Director Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Ralph Grimm, acting Chief Education Office for ISBE, on new guidance ISBE released …

PJ Caposey: Time Management

November 13th, 2018


In this episode, Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Dr. PJ Caposey about his new book, "Manage Your Time or Time will Manage You." Caposey is also …

Effective School Leadership

November 5th, 2018


In this episode, Dr. Rich Voltz, IASA Associate Director, speaks to Dr. Nancy Blair, Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch …

Late Starts

October 25th, 2018


Have you ever thought about pushing back the start time to the school day in your district? Well, Barrington CUSD #220 did just that last school …

Advanced Placement Courses

October 19th, 2018


In this episode, Jason Nevel, assistant director of communications for IASA, speaks with Jennifer Gill, superintendent of Springfield SD #186, on the …

Julie Kraemer on why she became a police officer

October 12th, 2018


In this episode, Dr. Rich Voltz, IASA Associate Director, speaks to Hutsonville CUSD # 1 Superintendent Julie Kraemer, on why she went through nine …

Chronic Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism

October 4th, 2018


In this episode, Dr. Rich Voltz of IASA speaks to Dr. Lindsey Hall, superintendent of Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3, about issues with how schools report …

Using Video to Improve Instruction

September 25th, 2018


In this episode, IASA Associate Director Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Merry Brownlow, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Riverside …

Lessons Learned From Using the Quality Framework

September 13th, 2018


In this episode, IASA Associate Director Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Tad Everett, superintendent of Sterling CUSD #5, about what he learned from …

Using Data to Improve Instruction

September 4th, 2018


In this episode, Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Tara Tighe Chandler, curriculum director at Paxton Buckley Loda CUSD #10, about how the district is using …

EBM Funding: How the new dollars are helping Vienna HSD #133

August 27th, 2018


In this episode, IASA Associate Director Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Vienna HSD #133 Superintendent Josh Stafford. Vienna ranks as the third least …

Quality Framework for Illinois School Districts

August 16th, 2018


In this episode, IASA Associate Director Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Dr. Julie Schmidt, Superintendent, Kildeer Countryside CCSD #96 in Buffalo Grove. …

Career and Technical Education

August 1st, 2018


In this episode, IASA Associate Director Dr. Rich Voltz speaks to Sebastian Kapala, assistant director of operations at the Lake County High Schools …

School Finance

July 26th, 2018


Managing a school budget is one of the most important jobs a superintendent does. Dr. Bill Phillips, a retired superintendent who now serves as IASA …

Every Student Succeeds Act

July 16th, 2018


IASA associate director/legal counsel Sara Boucek discusses how implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act is going in Illinois and details …

New Superintendents Conference

July 10th, 2018


The Illinois Association of School Administrators will be hosting a New Superintendents Conference August 1-2 in Springfield. Dr. Rich Voltz of IASA …

Competency-based learning

June 27th, 2018


Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 was among 10 school districts in Illinois chosen last year to participate in ISBE's competency-based learning …

Trauma-informed care

June 21st, 2018


Dr. Heidi Podjasek, director of professional development at Oswego Community Unit School District 308, discusses why and how her district switched to …

School Safety Part 2

June 11th, 2018


School safety security expert, Ken Trump, joins IASA podcast to discuss ways school superintendents can keep their buildings safer. Trump encourages …

School Safety

May 24th, 2018


Former IASA Communications Director Mike Chamness, who is now chairman of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, discusses the 13 recommendations the …

Creating A Successful Educator Prep Program

May 16th, 2018


In this episode, Township High School District 214 Superintendent David Schuler discusses how his district is addressing the teacher shortage problem …

Women in Leadership

May 3rd, 2018


Lemont School District 113A Superintendent Dr. Courtney Orzel discusses why she wanted to become a superintendent, why more women are entering …

Capitol Watch

April 30th, 2018


IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark discusses why it was important two bills on administrative caps and debt structuring were defeated, as well concerns IASA has with the so-called "shared superintendent" bill. …

EBM Funding Helping Rockford Public Schools

April 24th, 2018


Dr. Ehren Jarrett, superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, discusses how new EMB funding is helping his district and details short and long-term …

Effingham School District changing approach to teaching

April 19th, 2018


Mark Doan, superintendent of Effingham School District, joins IASA podcast to discuss "Leadership, Creativity and Innovation," a new teaching model …

Illinois Teacher Shortage Part 3

April 12th, 2018


Illini West High School District 307 Superintendent Kim Schilson discusses how the teacher shortage in Illinois has affected her district.

Vision 20/20 What's Been Accomplished; What's Next

April 10th, 2018


Ralph Grimm, director of Vision 20/20, discusses how the public policy platform came together, the passage of the evidence-based model and goals …

Why Illinois has a teacher shortage Part 2

April 3rd, 2018


Mark Jontry, president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, speaks to IASA about findings from the group's survey on …

Why Illinois has a teacher shortage

March 28th, 2018


Dr. Jim Rosborg, director of Master of Education Programs at McKendree University, speaks about various factors that have caused Illinois' teacher shortage.

IASA Podcast Promo

March 27th, 2018


The very first episode of IASA!

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