May 24, 2019
Host Jim O’Rourke brings in teacher Nicole LaRoche, who worked as the School Improvement Grant Manager during Hillsboro-Deering High School’s transformation phase, to discuss the major processes implemented. Using concrete examples that affected faculty, students, and community, he and LaRoche reflect on the things...
May 11, 2019
In order to understand an outside perspective on his school’s journey, Host Jim O’Rourke talks with his district’s superintendent, Robert Hassett. Hassett came into the district one year after the Transformation Model had begun, and shares his insight on some of the successful practices he observed when he...
May 11, 2019
Host Jim O’Rourke talks through school improvement with a former student who has returned to teach in the district. They discuss a student’s perspective on some of the drastic changes made to improve culture in their school while she attended, and how she applies that experience in her classroom today.
May 3, 2019
When a school gets labeled as “at the bottom” and “in need of improvement,” what does that really mean for the people inside? Host Jim O’Rourke and Producer Jessamyn Irwin talk about their reasons for starting a podcast to celebrate education, starting with the story of their school’s dramatic turnaround.
May 2, 2019
In a new education podcast, high school principal Jim O’Rourke and his team discuss the need to celebrate the good things that are happening in American Education, starting with sharing their experience moving from being labeled as “critical need” to one of the top schools in NH. Over the course of a dozen...