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  • 00:12

    #ASuperDay Mid Day Reflections from a monthly superintendent communication

    in Education

    This year, principals around the country started to use #APrincipalsDay to share/celebrate highlights of their work. New Jersey Superintendent Scott Rocco, @ScottRRocco has introduced the idea of #ASuperDay for superintendents to do the same.


    #suptchat is always held on the first Wednesday of the month.  Now, continuing with March 18th, the 3rd Wednesday is dedicated to #ASuperDay.


    All you need to do on the #ASuperDay is tweet about what you are doing throughout your day and include the hashtag #ASuperDay.  This will help us recapture the national story about the important, relevant, and powerful work that we all do on a daily basis.


    Please spread the word and tell your friends and colleagues.  Let’s get #ASuperDay trending all day on March 18th! Also use #LeadExcellence, AASA President Dave Schuler: “We must find time to transcend, dream & lead. Please share how you are doing this with #leadexcellence. Let's take back the agenda.”


    Your friends at #suptchat,






  • 01:00

    TZP Episode 4: Extreme Superintendent/Athletes Thomas Bastis and Scott Bower

    in Environment

    In the Turfgrass Zealot Project Episode #4, host Dave Wilber chats with Extreme Super/Athletes Thomas Bastis (California Golf Club of San Francisco) and Scott Bower (Martis Camp, Truckee, CA).

    Imagine spending nine plus days biking, treking, kayaking, orienteering and scrambling over 450 miles with an hour of sleep every 24 hours. And imagine calling this fun. Thomas Bastis and Scott Bower (along with Scott's wife Susan) don't have to imagine this. They lived it. And lived to tell about it. Hear about the adventures of Team Tahoe at the 2015 Primal Quest and their adventure racing history. Oh, and did we mention these guys are A-game superintendents?

    Join Dave Wilber as he tries to drill into the heads of these two turfheads and find out what being a world class athlete, husband, dad and superintendent is all about... and making it work.

    Dave also lays on a little Turfgrass Zealot wisdom about nothing being permanent, fall renewal, and holding on too tight. 

    The Turfgrass Zealot Project is brought to you by Klingstone. Outstanding Bunker Performance for 15 years.

  • 00:42


    in Education


    Congratulations to our guest Dr. Philip Lanoue


    Dr. Lanoue is the Superintendent of Clarke County GA school in Athens, GA. How appropriate that the Supt of the year comes from the city named for ancient seat of learning! Besides Ed Tech, and all the wonderful things happening in the district....we'll ask if they have to wear togas to work

    Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING

    www.triumphlearning.com  @triumphlearning  www.clarke.k12.ga.us  @clarkecoschools

  • 00:59

    063015 Bryan DalPorto - Superintendent of Police Niagara Falls NY

    in Politics

    In this segment of the Vince Anello show, Niagara Falls Police Superintendent, Bryan DalPorto, speaks candidly about the Niagara Falls police department.

    The issue of residency is discussed, also the consent decree entered into by the city of Niagara Falls and the New York State Atty. Gen. The consent decree monitors police department operations. Other subjects discussed were crime, police labor agreements and various other issues..

  • 01:01

    Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Search

    in News

    The Montgomery County Board of Education has begun interviewing candidates to be the next superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools. The eight-member board chose not to renew Joshua Starr's contact, Montgomery County's recently-departed superintendent who left Montgomery County earlier this year in February. 

    The school system hired the firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to conduct a nationwide search. So far, the search process has been tightly sealed from the public and board members have not spoken about any of the finalists. 

    During this episode, Ryan Miner will cohost A Miner Detail with former Montgomery County Board of Education candidate Laurie Halverson. Laurie and Ryan will detail the superintendent search process and what parents, teachers, and taxpayers should expect from the search committee. 

    Join Ryan and Laurie at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 for a new episode of A Miner Detail! 

  • 00:14

    PODCAST: New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy McConnell

    in Technology

    Welcome to The Turning Point podcast series. The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) recently made headlines for implementing a very progressive campaign that leverages data – as the foundation of its new smoke alarm outreach campaign.  This effort is allowing the fire department to service neighborhoods most in need of smoke detectors. 

    Today we are speaking with New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy McConnell about this effort.

  • 00:45

    Frankly Speaking with Paul MacCormack, The Mindful Superintendent

    in Golf

    Frankly Speaking with Paul MacCormack, Golf Course Supt. and General Manager of Fox Meadow Golf Club on Prince Edward Island about being intentional about pacing yourself during the season. The aggressive pace of the growing seasons can be stressful, especially in the North at this time and the South during the January to March period when your course is most actively used and judged. Tips on how to find a peaceful spot, even if it is at 5am before anyone arrives will be offered!

  • 00:08

    Classroom of the Future Initiative in DPS109

    in Education

    In DPS109 we are innovating instruction, curriculum, assessment and learning environments. Listen to an interview with Director For Innovative Learning Marcie Faust.

  • 00:45

    Frankly Speaking with Paul MacCormack, The Mindful Superintendent

    in Science

    In this episode we are Speaking Frankly with TurfNet Blogger "The Mindful Superintendent" Paul MacCormack. Frank and Paul chat about facing grief and loss with kindness, taking time to recharge during the off-season, and wellness tips that take care of your best asset during the heat of the season-YOU! Join us this week for lively discussion and Frankly Speaking you just mght be surprised how much you can learn about yourself in 40 minutes!

  • 01:26

    The Turfgrass Zealot Project Episode 6 with Guest Matt Crowther

    in Golf

    Join Dave Wilber as he interviews Martha's Vineyard's own Matt Crowther. Matt is an "Island Super" with tons of flair.

    Imagine everything that you do and everything that you have depending on a 45min ferry ride. That's the world of Matt Crowther, Golf Course Superintendent at Mink Meadows Golf Club on the famed island of Martha's Vineyard. Get to know one of the most passionate turfgrass managers anywhere. Hear his struggles and his successes. Matt is definitely an open book.

    Long time TurfNet member and a frequent contributor, Matt's position of isolation makes him have to reach out via digital media. 

    Matt and I spin some tales and figure out the true meaning of life as they know it, in a very easy and candid conversation.

    I also take a few minutes to talk about the Three Kinds of Cool! 

    The Turfgrass Zealot Project is brought to you by Klingstone. Proven bunker performance for over 15 years.



  • 00:44


    in Education

    URBAN EDUCATION with Special Guest


    We welcome Dr. Hite, Superintendent of  the school district that I went to K-12...and we're anxious to hear about all the good things he and his staff are doing in a tough situation. In my opinion, Philly finally found the right person for the job and here's your chance to find out why! Thanks go out to our friend Dr Mark Edwards who introduced me to Bill.

    www.philasd.org  @SDPhite

    Presented by  TRIUMPH LEARNING 

    www.triumphlearning.com @triumphlearning