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School Culture By Design

During 30+ years of wandering the continent, visiting schools and listening to school people share their joys and frustrations, Phil Boyte has learned a lot about building great school culture. In this podcast you will hear examples Phil has seen work to enhance school culture, stories from some of his heroes in education and simple ideas to start implementing on your campus today! We invite you along on this listening journey. You will hear simple and transformative stories about building community, vulnerability, and trust on your campus. No matter what role you play, we believe everyone has a hand in creating a school no one will want to leave
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Dec 19, 2016

Join Phil as he interviews Majalise Tolan the principle of Taft 7-12 on the Oregon Coast. Phil and Majalise talk about creating an amazing school culture between your administration and staff, how to not water the rocks and how engaging your community can be instrumental in shaping an incredible culture. 

Dec 6, 2016

Join Phil Boyte as he interviews Ron Severson, the Superintendent of the Roseville School District in Sacramento, California. 

During this podcast, Phil and Ron talk about how to build trust and re-gain trust within your staff. Ron shares how recognizing personal failures and sharing those with others can be extremely impactful to building trust. He also shares concepts like how to "run to the fire," and learning to treasure and value the people that are always honest with you. 

Nov 7, 2016

Join Phil Boyte as he interviews Kristin Patten, the Activities Director at Antelope High School in the Sacramento area. 

During this podcast, Phil and Kristin talk about things like how to envision amazing events prior to getting stuck in the nitty gritty. Having tenacity to NOT give in and the concept of first focusing on the staff which leads to a greater sense of community within the students on your campus. 

Oct 25, 2016

Join Phil and his guest John Eick who is currently the Executive Director of Westlake Charter School in Natamos, California. Prior to his role at Westlake Charter, John spent time as the Director of Instructional Technology within the Natomas Unified School District as well as a Principal, Vice Principal, and Drama Teacher at Natomas High School. 

 

In this podcast, Phil and John talk about using celebration to transform school culture. Ideas like praising kids loudly, looking for brights spots and empowering your staff to make creative decisions and then celebrate what has been created are just a few of the incredible nuggets for this podcast. 

Sep 23, 2016

Listen as Phil Boyte share a bit about his background of working with schools for the past 30 years, what type of guests he will be having on the Podcast and what you can expect to hear on School Culture By Design Podcast.

Sep 9, 2016
Join Phil and his first guest Sara Nilles who is currently The Oregon Association of Student Councils Executive Director. Having spent 10 years in the classroom and in her 7th year at OASC, Sara shares what she has seen while visiting campuses across Oregon the past few years. Having seen some of the most healthy schools, she shares ideas on how to create a place no student or staff member would want to leave. 
 
From the moment you arrive on campus to the first person you see when you step into the front office... each person has an impact on the feeling on our campuses.
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