Conversations from the Classroom to the Coastline
Leading in a Pandemic: A Back to School Podcast with Stonington Public Schools Top Leaders

Leading in a Pandemic: A Back to School Podcast with Stonington Public Schools Top Leaders

August 25, 2021

This episode of Conversations from the Classroom to the Coastline features Board of Education Chairman Frank Todisco, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Van Riley, and Stonington Education Association's President and teacher of social studies, Michael Freeman. These key leaders share their perspectives on the reopening of schools during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned from the last school year, and what to expect as the district welcomes all students back to full-time in person learning this fall.

Advice for Families on Preventing “The Summer Slide” with guests, Marika Heughins and Kristen Oliverio

Advice for Families on Preventing “The Summer Slide” with guests, Marika Heughins and Kristen Oliverio

June 18, 2021

In this episode of Conversations from the Classroom to the Coastline, district specialists share ideas and resources to help families prevent or minimize the “summer slide” as vacation rapidly approaches.  Reading Specialist Marika Heughins and Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, Kristen Oliverio discuss the summer slide and how families can strategically support childrens’ continued learning over the summer.  Uncover simple strategies to use with your children throughout the summer break.

Alicia Sweet Dawe: Leading with Equity in Mind

Alicia Sweet Dawe: Leading with Equity in Mind

May 21, 2021

Stonington High School Associate Principal, Alicia Sweet Dawe, shares her experiences in Stonington Public Schools over the past two decades and the changes that are occurring regarding the amplification of student voice and choice.

Tim Flanagan: Social Justice from an Educators Perspective

Tim Flanagan: Social Justice from an Educators Perspective

April 15, 2021

Stonington Middle School teacher, Tim Flanagan, visits with Mary Anne Butler and shares his experiences teaching and learning about social justice issues. He shares his own journey in learning about diversity, equity and inclusion and how it has impacted his work in Stonington Public Schools.  Listen as this award-winning teacher describes how middle school students engage around these topics.

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