MASSP Podcasts

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Season 3

S3-Episode 03: The Impact of School Counselors (December 2018)) - Ryan Cayce (MASSP) is joined by Judy Williams, President of the Michigan School Counselor's Association (MSCA), to discuss the role of school counselors in our current environment. Judy shares great resources and advice for principals to better understand the role of counselors, including how to support student mental health and training opportunities that are available in Michigan.

S3-Episode 02: Computer Science Options in Michigan (December 2018)) - In this episode, Kathy Surd ( joins Ryan Cayce (MASSP) to discuss the growing Computer Science movement in Michigan. Topics include the Marshall Plan, Hour of Code, AP Computer Science options, and CS Standards that the state will be considering to adopt.

S3 - Episode 01: Conversations from #EdCon18 (September 2018) - Theresa Stager (Saline HS) and Ryan Cayce (MASSP) discuss the fun they had doing a "live podcast" from Traverse City during the MASSP EdCon 2018 conference. Over a dozen guests and attendees joined us to share their thoughts, takeaways, and favorite moments. Find out which conference sessions were home runs and all the other great learning opportunities by listening right now!

Season 2

S2 - Episode 08: The Future of Testing (June 2018) - Theresa Stager (Saline HS) and Wendy Zdeb (MASSP) discuss the future of testing and upcoming changes including PSAT 8/9, WorkKeys, M-STEP and more. Be sure to listen and make sure your building is ready for the different assessments that are coming next school year.

S2 - Episode 07: Making Connections (June 2018) - Theresa Stager (Saline HS) chats with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo (Falls Creek, WI) about how to make better connections with staff and students. Strategies, tips and success stories are shared to help you foster better relationships in your building.

S2 - Episode 06: May Principal's Checklist (May 2018) - Theresa Stager (Saline HS) and Tammy Jackson (MASSP) are back to review and discuss the May Principal's Checklist. Be sure to catch the important reminders you need to be thinking about before the end of the year is here.

S2 - Episode 05: Student Growth & Assessment Law (May 2018) -Theresa Stager (Saline HS) and Colin Ripmaster (MASSP) discuss everything educators need to know about Student Growth and Assessment requirements and changes coming for 2018-19. Learn about what you must do and available resources.

S2 - Episode 04: HR End of the Year Checklist (April 2018) - In this podcast episode, Theresa Stager (AP, Saline HS) and Carol Baaki-Diglio (Ret.-Central Office, Novi Schools), discuss important Human Resources-related tasks that must be completed before the end of the school year.  Scheduling, staffing, evaluations, and mentoring are just a few of the items discussed so don't miss it!

S2 - Episode 03: What's Happening in March & April? (March 2018) - In this podcast episode, Host Theresa Stager (Saline HS) and Tammy Jackson (MASSP), discuss what's happening in March and April and review the MASSP Principal's Checklist to help make sure listeners are prepared for what's coming up on the schedule, as well as some other important reminders to begin thinking about.

S2 - Episode 02: AP & Deans Summit Wrap Up & Legal Hot Topics (March 1, 2018) - In our second podcast, Hosts Theresa Stager and Ryan Cayce, review the great sessions and learning that occurred at Crystal Mountain Resort as part of MASSP's annual AP & Deans Summit conference. They also welcome special guest contributor, Kevin Sutton (Lusk Albertson Law Firm), as he shares some insight from the current legal landscape schools are currently facing in Michigan.

S2 - Episode 01: An Overview of Things to Come in Season 2 (March 2018) - In this podcast episode, Host Theresa Stager (Saline HS) and Ryan Cayce (MASSP), discuss the return of the MASSP Podcast Series and give listeners some ideas and information on what to expect from the episodes and what's to come in the future.

Season 1

S1 - Episode 11: Dec. 18, 2017 - Sarah Giddings & Matt McCullough, Powered By Teach to Lead Summit

S1 - Episode 10: Sept. 7, 2017 - Ted Gardella, Executive Director of the College Board's Midwest Regional Office

S1 - Episode 09: March 28, 2017 - Lisa Swem, Attorney at Thrun Law Firm

S1 - Episode 08: July 14, 2016 - Tammy Jackson, Principal, East Jordan Jr./Sr. High School; MASSP Past President and Donna Boughner, Principal, Grayling High School; Region 2 Representative, MASSP Board of Directors

S1 - Episode 07: May 12, 2016 - Tracy Wilson, Principal, Grand Haven High School and MASSP President-Elect

S1 - Episode 06: November 19, 2015 - Bob Kefgen, MASSP's Assistant Director for Government Relations

S1 - Episode 05: September 25, 2015 - Matt Alley, Director of Student Services for MASSP (MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership)

S1 - Episode 04: September 18, 2015 - Chris Wigent, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)

S1 - Episode 03: September 8, 2015 - Dr. Phillip Knight, Executive Director, Food Bank Council of Michigan and Host of The Leadership Lowdown on the Michigan Business Radio Network

S1 - Episode 02: August 12, 2015 - Vanessa Keesler, Deputy Superintendent of Education Services, Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

S1 - Episode 01: July 28, 2015 - Don Wotruba, Executive Director, MASB