Live on February 2, 2016
In this episode, tech-savvy school leaders share their success as they work toward creating model schools of innovation through non-traditional instructional strategies, digital learning initiatives and creative college and career readiness opportunities for today’s digital learners.
Tim Bobrowski has been Superintendent of Owsley County schools since 2011, but he has worked in the district in varying capacities all but five of his twenty five years in public education. He has served as a classroom teacher, coach, principal, and central office administrator during his tenure as an educator.
Bobrowski learned team work and credits the work of his staff in any and all initiatives within the district. He highly values education with an impetuous on preparing students for college and career readiness and learned service to his community early in life and highly values the relationships that are built on coordinating new initiatives. These initiatives include; Farm to Cafeteria program, Virtual School, Early College Option for high school students, Non-Traditional Instructional days, developed a 24/7 Anytime anywhere digital learning plan, sustains a district 1:1 initiative and expanding students ability to take devices home with them in our district involving community members. He completed a doctorate in Education Leadership (EdD) from Morehead State University in Kentucky in May 2013 where his research was focused on asynchronous learning methodologies and its impact on student achievement.
Bobby Dodd is the high school principal at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Ohio. He earned four degrees before determining what he wanted to do with his life…dedicate it to helping people. Dodd’s passion for helping others lead him to create new opportunities for students and staff such as digital academies, college summer camps, fabrication laboratories, Early College High School, and personalized learning environments.
As an educator, Dodd actively communicates, collaborates and connects with stakeholders to help his school and the education field. He has received awards for his contributions as a connected educator, including the 2016 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year award. Dodd continues to assist others in the education field by presenting at the local, state and national levels. Dodd is a co-moderator of #ohedchat, co-founder of EdCampLeader Columbus, and hosts a blog on educational leadership and effective instructional methods. Dodd resides in Blacklick, outside of Columbus, with his loving wife, three daughters, and schnauzer “Buzz.”
Chris Gaines began his career in education as a math/science teacher, basketball coach, and bus driver before serving as a high school principal. He is in his 15th year as a superintendent in Missouri and has had success in implementing digital conversions and 1:1 technology in various settings. Gaines is in his first year as superintendent of the Mehlville School District in the St. Louis area and will open the region’s very first School of Innovation in 2017-2018.
Jerri Kemble’s career spans over 30 years in education. She began her career as a middle school teacher in 1986. She went on to become a school counselor and was honored as the 2003 Kansas Counselor of the Year. In 2004 Kemble entered administration serving as an elementary, middle and high school principal. Jerri began her superintendent career in 2007 as not only the superintendent, but also as the K-12 principal and the creator of the Kansas Online Learning Program in a small rural school district serving 360 students. This pioneering spirit teamed with Superintendent Kemble’s “out-of-the-box” thinking and creativity landed her at a White House meeting on technology and virtual learning in 2010. In 2011, Vice-President Biden’s office asked to meet with her again to get an update on this progressive, innovative little school district in Kansas. eSchool News noted Kemble’s innovative spirit and named her as one of the nation’s Tech Savvy Superintendents in 2012.
In 2014, Kemble was invited to attend the White House in honor of the rollout of President Obama’s Future Ready initiative. Today, Jerri is the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Programs and Technology in Lawrence, Kansas, serving 12,000 students. No matter the size of the district, Superintendent Kemble is an active proponent of technology and has been a pioneer in digital learning. When asked why she is so passionate about technology in her school district, Kemble simply states, “The technology levels the playing field for our students, and it MAKES MY POOREST STUDENT RICH.”
About The Goin’ Digital Show
The Goin’ Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin’ Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation’s top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
About Dr. Greg Goins
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation’s largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015.
As host of The Goin’ Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation’s top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.drgreggoins.com.