February 19, 2021
This episode of the Mill River Podcast highlights the three of our eleven MRUUSD board members who have decided not to run for their open board member seats.
We are taking the opportunity to thank Amy Martone (Tinmouth) and Andy Richards-Peelle (Shrewsbury) for their incredible service to our community over the years. They are valued and will be absolutely missed.
Outgoing Board Chair Tammy Heffernan (Wallingford) joins Dave Younce for a conversation about her story, her experience, and her thoughts as the district looks back and moves forward into the future.
Well worth the listen!
February 15, 2021
Dr. Luvelle Brown - Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District - joins Dave Younce - Superintendent of the Mill River Schools - for an interim check-in and conversation about our shared work together.
Well worth a listen. Thanks for checking it out!
June 10, 2020
This episode highlights Ronnie Holcomb and Brad Rideout, two black men who work with me in the Mill River Schools. Brad and Ronnie help to shed light on today's world by being vulnerable, candid and open about their life experiences. This conversation, intended to be the first of many, focuses on their perspectives. There's a lot to learn. It's time for us to listen.
May 20, 2020
In episode 6 of the Mill River Podcast, you're stuck with the host - solo. Sorry.
This is my quick perspective and assessment on where we are at the moment, where we are going, and how we will think as a system about getting to the finish line. Hope you enjoy.
May 2, 2020
Episode 5 of the Mill River Podcast brings us Mill River Union Principal Tyler Weideman and Athletic Director Kim Maniery discussing the end of the current school year in terms of graduation and athletics as well as planning for the future. It's a good conversation. Hope you enjoy!
April 25, 2020
Episode 4 brings us Principal Jodie Stewart-Ruck and Board Member John McKenna speaking about our efforts to ensure equity in education. Focusing on our ongoing equity work, the dynamics emerging due to COVID-19, and the very certain needs that we can anticipate existing in a very uncertain future, Jodie and John bring quality experience, passion and leadership to this discussion. We hope you find it to be informative.
April 17, 2020
Episode 3 of the Mill River Podcast, "School is in Session. Right?", features our Director of Curriculum, Dr. Andrew Jones.
A former outdoor guide and science teacher, Andrew currently serves as the President of the Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association (VTCLA) in addition to his role with the Mill River Schools.
We hope that you enjoy Andrew's big picture perspective on our work as a district around student learning - before, during, and even beyond the COVID-19 experience.
April 11, 2020
Today's podcast highlights three of our Mill River Schools Educators: Erin Danner - Math Teacher at Mill River, Danny Velez - 4th Grade Teacher at Wallingford, and Fred Valastro - Principal at Clarendon. They share their experiences and insight as educators navigating the world as it is today. Hope you enjoy!
April 3, 2020
This is our first effort at using a podcast to connect with the Mill River Schools community of educators and share information in a different way during these different times. We are learning a new skill, like so many of you are at this time, and appreciate your patience as the kinks get worked out.
Today's conversation is with Brian Hill, MRUUSD Assistant Superintendent, and Tammy Heffernan, MRUUSD Board Chair.
Let us know what you think!