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jThree Media

Sep 27, 2019

Host Jim O’Rourke ties everything together in this season wrap-up. Discussing what we’ve learned as a faculty in the years since our transformation, Jim outlines the plans to revisit and adapt those processes to work with our current faculty, students, and situations. 

We are looking for stories for our next season,...

Sep 6, 2019

The team was thrilled and honored to host a visit with internationally renowned speaker, Principal Baruti Kafele.  Jim speaks with him about building relationships, how to develop meaningful parent involvement, and what advice he can offer new administrators.  Principal Kafele’s words and expertise inspire teachers...

Aug 23, 2019

As the 2018-2019 school year wound to a close, Jim sat down with the outgoing Student Voice president, graduating senior Josh Marshall.  In this episode, we share their frank conversation about Josh’s impressions of school culture, standardized testing, community perceptions, and his beliefs about the real state of...

Aug 9, 2019

Back at home, Jim has an important conversation with teacher leader Alex Luhtjarv, who shares his personal journey during the Hillsboro-Deering transformation. His story begins at his lowest point, but inspires as he shares the ways he purposefully developed himself into a better teacher, and leader in the HD community...

Jul 26, 2019

In this episode, the team goes on the road to talk with the educational consultant who navigated the turnaround with us: John Pierce of Future Management Systems.  His words and reflections spark plans for the upcoming school year, and remind teachers of practices and processes that succeed among colleagues and with...