Education Buzz is a new podcast from Harvard Community Unit School District 50. In each episode, Superintendent Dr. Corey Tafoya talks with leaders and innovators working in and around the world of public education.
A variety of topics will focus on the challenges and solutions facing students, teachers, administrators, and families in the landscape of 21st-century learning.
5: Life-Changing Benefits of Community College
In this episode, Dr. Tafoya interviews McHenry County College President Dr. Clint Gabbard. The college offers a multitude of pathways for students seeking traditional degrees, technical programs, and career training. Harvard CUSD 50 and McHenry County College have a strong and growing partnership, including Upward Bound and dual credit classes.
4: Earning Your Doctorate
Dr. Tafoya talks with Harvard’s Director of Curriculum and Assessment Dr. Mary Cooke and Harvard High School Division Chair and Science Teacher Dr. Sara Weaver.
Both guests recently completed doctoral programs. The newly minted doctors share their experiences and insights about the journey to earning a doctorate.
3: Facilities Planning with Wold Architect John Maurer
Dr. Corey Tafoya talks John Maurer from Wold Architects and Engineers. With a growing student population and school facilities reaching capacity, Harvard District 50 has been examining space needs and formulating a long-range facility master plan.
2: Harvard High School Senior Desiree Brady
For the second episode, Dr. Tafoya ditched his tie for a day and shadowed Harvard High School senior Desiree Brady. Ms. Brady shares her perspective on high school and what her life is like as a student.
1: Tackling Teacher Shortages
Education Buzz is a new podcast from Harvard Community Unit School District 50. In the debut episode, Superintendent Dr. Corey Tafoya talks with Assistant Superintendent Dr. Vicki Larson about hiring, retention, and dealing with the growing teacher shortage.