Randall Pepper Elementary School is one of two Fontana Unified schools to compete in the World Robot Olympiad Friendship Invitational in Aarhus, Denmark. The school combined with German and Nigerian students to win the International Friendship award. Randall Pepper fourth-grader Mariah Torres and her coaches, Jeff Rich and Alice Strout and Engineering for Kids directors [...]
We are happy to present four interview segments for our listeners, starring Richard Lederer, author, speaker, historian, humorist, literacy advocate, and teacher. He is best known for his books on the English language and on word play: puns, oxymorons, and anagrams. He refers to himself as "the Wizard of Idiom," "Attila the Pun," and "Conan [...]
Potrero School math teacher Elizabeth Torres served as principal of Wright School’s Summer STEAM program, overseeing 300 K-7 students who used the four-week session to learn science concepts and participate in musical theater. Torres discusses the importance of summer school and the challenges of preparing for an administrative role during the final weeks of the [...]
Part 1 We were joined by Dr. Gina Potter, Superintendent, San Ysidro School District, and Francisco Mata, Coordinator, Public Relations & Community Services for the district. They spoke about the exciting future of the district, described it's challenges, and shared information about interventions and partnerships that are producing results. San Ysidro is a community that [...]
Dr. Maria Murray, CEO, President, and Founder of The Reading League dedicates a full-hour to speaking about The Reading League and its mission of advancing the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-based literacy instruction for instructors. Membership in The Reading League is growing, and is benefiting teachers who aim to provide effective reading instruction to [...]
In 29 years as Director of the Pioneer High School Summer Math Academy and Escalante Program – an accelerated math program for middle and high school students – Pioneer math teacher Javier Gonzalez has channeled the groundbreaking teaching approach of his friend and mentor, former Garfield High School calculus teacher Jaime Escalante, whose exploits were [...]
We are joined by Chad Stewart, author of Britfield & The Lost Crown, who talked to us about his book series, the writing process, and why his books are popular with junior high and school students, teachers, and administrators. Scott Sibley, Executive Director, Journeys Maps, talked to us about overcoming "workplace disruption", and being aware [...]
Whittier Union Adult School Principal Dr. Margie Moriarty discusses career technical education opportunities (including its acclaimed bus driver training course), Love and Logic parenting classes, the school’s partnership with Rio Hondo Adult Education Consortium and her dual role as the top administrator for Frontier High School.
Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses highlights from the keynote speech of VADM Forrest Faison, the Navy Surgeon General, at last week’s SDMAC Breakfast. Balmert talks about upcoming SDMAC Breakfast speakers; the July 24-26 NDIA Gold Coast Conference; and the October rollout of the annual SDMAC-sponsored San Diego [...]
Jess Kearney, Union-Tribune Deputy Sports Editor, and Steve Brand, Awards Director for the San Diego Sports Association, are joined by Joe Kremer, football coach at St. Augustine High School. Kearney and Brand preview the summer’s top high school sporting events.