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Getting Smart Podcast

Jan 27, 2021

Today, Tom is virtually sitting down with Trace Pickering, the Executive Director of Iowa BIG one of Getting Smart’s favorite learning programs in the country!

Trace has a background in community building, has served as the Associate Superintendent of Cedar Rapids Community School District, and has also served as...

Jan 20, 2021

In this episode, Tom is joined by Kelly Young, President of Education Reimagined, to chat with Randy Ziegenfuss, podcast host and former Superintendent, about his multi-decade influence in the education space.

Randy recently retired from the role of Superintendent in the Salisbury Township School District where he...

Jan 13, 2021

In this week’s episode, Tom virtually sits down with Kim Smith, founder of the Pahara Institute and co-founder of NewSchools Venture Fund and Bellwether Education Partners.

Kim Smith is widely recognized as an innovative and entrepreneurial leader in education and has been featured in Newsweek’s report, “Women of...

Jan 6, 2021

This week, Tom is speaking with Joe Erpelding, a passionate educator and leader who is in the business of transforming schools and students’ lives.

Joe served as the Principal at the Poway Unified School District for a number of years before making his way to Design39Campus where he was able to create a...