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What is the Science of Reading? What are leaders doing to accelerate reading achievement? We answer these questions and more in Science of Reading Leadership: Guiding Minds, Transforming Lives powered by Just Right Reader. Join us as we welcome Science of Reading researchers and practitioners, sharing the latest research and best practices around reading achievement. These are the stories of the literacy leadership that support every student to be confident readers. Let's do this together.
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We interview small family business owners about their experience of working together in the family business, highlighting what they love about it and sharing challenges they have overcome that other family business owners could learn from. Small Family Businesses range from Mom and Pop's to a few hundred employees, from startups to multigenerational institutions. They are the heart and soul of commerce around the world. Here we celebrate their courage, their persistence, their resilience, an ...
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Send us a Text Message. Discover one of New York’s best-kept secrets: LaRina Restaurant. Chef Silvia is one of the few female Italian chefs in NYC and every bite of her pasta is crafted in-house using Italian flour, Visionary Director Luca sets an unmatched standard of hospitality and warmth, while Wine Director Andrea curates an exceptional wine p…
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In this episode, we delve into the inspiring story of Mark and Jenny McMurray, owners of the Floor Coverings International franchise in North Tampa. From their initial meeting during Mark's time at the Naval Academy to their varied career paths, this episode covers a wide array of topics, providing an in-depth look into their journey as small busin…
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“We have lots of evidence that having knowledge of the topic really helps you with reading comprehension.” In this powerful Science of Reading Leadership episode, we welcome Natalie Wexler, an esteemed education writer and author of "The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System—And How to Fix It." Natalie shares her exte…
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Send us a Text Message. The Black Wine Guy Experience is an essential voice in the podcast world. It's also cool as shit to be known as TBWG. I love his interview style, from Randall Graham to basketball legend JJ Redick and Gary V. It's all here, click the link below. The Black wine guy experience - | Thinker. Educator. Instigator Check out the we…
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In this episode, we celebrate the inspiring journey of Allen and Barbara Doeringer, the dynamic duo behind Whippet Properties. From their serendipitous meeting in the real estate industry to enduring personal challenges, they have successfully navigated their professional and personal lives together for over 25 years. The discussion explores their …
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“We know if we can get more books into the hands of kids and in their homes, and if our parents know how to utilize and encourage [reading], we will be better off.” In this episode of the Science of Reading Leadership, we dive into the inspiring story of Crystal Parten, the Director of Teaching and Learning in Greene County Schools, Georgia. From a…
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Send us a Text Message. Kimberly’s unconditional desire to self educate lured her across the world to work as a cellar hand in Australia. She then jumped off to Napa to catch one more harvest that year before she landed at Hedges Family Estate in Washington. Countless flights and memorable conversations about the world of wines drew Kimberly back t…
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In this episode of 'celebrating small family businesses,' hosts Natalie and JJ, the dynamic sister duo behind the podcast 'Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver,' share their heartfelt journey of growing up in a tight-knit, small-town family in Tennessee. They discuss their upbringing, accentuated by strong familial bonds and community involvement, …
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“Teach all of our kids, give up on none.” - Dr. Goldenberg In this inspiring episode of the Science of Reading Leadership Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Claude Goldenberg, Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University to discuss effective strategies for enhancing literacy among multilingual learners. Dr. Goldenberg's deep passion…
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Send us a Text Message. Scott Eddy has become the ‘go-to’ digital guy for the travel industry and brand building. After living in Europe and Asia for 17 years, Scott fell in love with several different cultures and recognized the value of creating lasting relationships. Scott embraced his sales and business savvy once again by starting one of the f…
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"Kids are too valuable. You can't say, 'Well, we'll see what happens in five years.' No, The urgency is always there." This week, we talked with special guest, Tracie Bergman, a passionate literacy advocate and the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Instruction with a Literacy Focus at Hillsborough County Public Schools. With a career spanning …
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Send us a Text Message. I can’t say enough about how special these wines are. Her wines are a beautiful symphony, a perfect poem that captures that moment. I’m just going to use Laura’s own words here. "Just like my life, I wish for my wines to be distilled into a poetic form, and not to have their entrails spread apart on a surgical table. There i…
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In this episode, we follow John's journey as a young man as he navigates a path from working at his family's egg farm to the mobile home park they developed and then to the citrus and land business balanced with technology consulting. Faced with unclear opportunities, he transitions into managing operations at a family-run mobile home park, where h…
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In this episode, we dive deep into transforming reading instruction with Dr. Tanya Wilson-Thavenason, Deputy Superintendent for School Improvement and Community Engagement at Fairport Central School District. Discover how Dr. Wilson-Thavenason, an equity-driven leader, uses her passion for literacy and community engagement to revolutionize reading …
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Send us a Text Message. At 25 years of age, Dominick Purnomo was elected to President of the New York State Restaurant Association, the youngest President in the history of the state organization. Wine Spectator has praised his Wine list since 2004 as a Best of Award of Excellence winner and has recently been named one of the 300 most excellent win…
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This episode of 'Celebrating Small Family Businesses' features Chris and Ed Farrell of Alternative Transportation Systems in Arlington, Massachusetts, providing an in-depth look into their journey and success as a multi-generational family business. 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of their transportation business, which Chris has helped grow from a…
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Send us a Text Message. If you want to check out one of the best Wine Bar’s in NYC, you must stop by Della’s. This jewel box is as good as it gets for real wine lovers AND you can always pop next door to Frankly Wine & Spirit Shop and grab a bottle for the way home. Their selection will astound you. Click the links below. https://dellasnyc.com http…
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In this episode of Science of Reading Leadership, Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick, Superintendent of Lancaster County Schools, joins us to highlight some of the district’s initiatives aimed at accelerating reading achievement. Learn why Lancaster County Schools prioritizes: Data-driven intervention Early literacy support to get students ready for kindergar…
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This episode of 'Celebrating Small Family Businesses' features John Chan and Jenn Lo, a dynamic couple running a marketing agency called 2X, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They share their journey, starting from their first collaboration on a software project in 2013, through the challenges of running a conversion rate optimization agency, t…
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Tune into this inspiring conversation with Dr. Jeremy Owoh, Superintendent of Jacksonville North Pulaski School District, as he discusses the inventive literacy strategies being adopted in his district to enhance reading skills among both students and adults. Dr. Owoh highlights some of the district’s unique community partnerships and initiatives t…
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Send us a Text Message. Eric Asimov has been the chief wine critic of The New York Times since 2004. He’s been writing about wine, food and restaurants for The Times for more than 30 years. His column is a must follow if you love wine. Check out the website: www.drinkingonthejob.com for great past episodes. Everyone from Iron Chefs, winemakers, jou…
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“You have to be strategic. If we are focusing on literacy, we have to go all in on literacy. That means that literacy shows up in math, science, social studies, and P.E.” Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent of Mount Diablo Unified School District, shares how innovative strategies, targeted professional development, and strategic resources boost literacy…
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Send us a Text Message. It’s all here...Drinking, Paul McCartney, Golf..MacGowan. Ken Dashow has written several plays, a collection of which was published by Dramatists Play Service entitled Dashow Must Go On, and Rock is Dead which was produced Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse. His screenplays The Naked Detective and Desire have become cult cla…
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In this episode of Celebrating Small Family Businesses, hosts John and Connie Kuder interview Kieron and Carmen James, father and daughter co-founders of two businesses named Wonderful. Wonderful.org began as an online charity giving platform and the success of that led to expanding into a FinTech payment business, Wonderful.co.uk, leveraging open …
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“We were putting pieces into place to move the needle…identifying the components of a literacy program that we needed to have in place. It gave our teachers confidence, having guaranteed a viable curriculum behind them, supporting them. It gave them direction.” In this empowering conversation with Dr. Dan Streeter, Superintendent of Marana Unified …
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“The missing piece is we are missing the parents. I’ve never met a parent who wanted their child to go to school and not succeed. I’ve met a lot of parents who don’t have the skills or the tools necessary to help their child become successful. We talk about no child left behind, but what about no parent left behind? Let’s bring those parents along …
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Send us a Text Message. Garrett Oliver is the founding board chair launching a scholarship fund for minority brewers. The scholarship will award people of color to attend technical courses and become industry leaders. Check out the website for the full story and to donate: themjf.org Check out the website: www.drinkingonthejob.com for great past ep…
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In this episode of 'Celebrating Small Family Businesses,' hosts John and Connie Kuder interview Derrick and Bill Jerome, the father-son duo behind Honey Badger's Bee Farm. Initially motivated by Derrick’s quest to alleviate his allergies with local honey, the business began with just two hives in the city and has grown to over 200 hives. They discu…
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“Prioritize and focus on [accelerating reading achievement]. If our kids can’t read, they can’t access anything. If you’re not making it a priority, you’re doing a disservice to kids.” - Dr. Jermall Wright, Superintendent of Little Rock School District On this episode of the Science of Reading Leadership, Dr. Jermall Wright, Superintendent of Littl…
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Send us a Text Message. Empirical Flavor Company meticulously sources the finest ingredients, from Kogi-based distillate to Sorghum, Oaxacan chilis, plum stones, marigold kombucha, fig leaves, and beyond. Their recent collaboration with Doritos, known as Empirical Doritos, nearly shattered social media platforms, garnering over six billion impressi…
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Part 2 of my family's ventures into various businesses, starting from my grandfather investing in land along the I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando, which led to cattle farming and orange growing. Our small family business expansion continued with the investment into an egg farm, which was a kind of co-operative that later attempted a transitio…
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Send us a Text Message. Mr Black are coffee roasters, craft distillers and producers of the world’s leading coffee liqueur. Launched in 2013 by co-founders Philip Moore and Tom Baker, Mr Black is on a mission to take craft coffee into the night. See why this brand is taking the market by storm. https://www.mrblack.co/us DM me with your favorite pla…
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In this episode of SORL, we have a special on-site interview with Yolanda Valdez, the superintendent of Cutler Rosie Unified School District. Yolanda shares her district's journey in prioritizing literacy and the steps they've taken to ensure student success. From the adoption of a comprehensive curriculum to addressing messaging challenges, Yoland…
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Welcome back to SORL, the podcast where we delve deep into the Science of Reading and Leadership. I'm your host, Dr. Christy Lamb, joined by co-host Terri Hunt, M.Ed., and today we have a truly insightful episode ahead. In this episode, titled SORL with Dr. Sarah Lupo, we'll explore Dr. Lupo's nuanced perspective on moving beyond reading levels to …
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Send us a Text Message. Ciarán Tyrrell is the proud son of Seán Tyrrell, on his passing the President of Ireland Michael Higgins said: It is with sadness that I have learned of the passing of Seán Tyrrell, one of our finest, most talented, original and creative troubadours. Ciarán is currently working on his fist book of poetry. The acorn doesn’t f…
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In this episode of SORL, Dr. Sarah Calveric, a superintendent in a rural school district, shares insights into accelerating reading achievement and embracing the Virginia Literacy Act. Dr. Calveric discusses the district's efforts in transitioning to the science of reading, including creating a bridging document, providing administrative training, …
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Welcome to another episode of SORL, the podcast where we explore the transformative power of education and leadership in shaping young minds. I'm Dr. Christy Lamb, joined by my co-host, Terri Hunt, M.Ed., and today, we're diving deep into literacy and public education reform with the esteemed Dr. Gyimah Whitaker. As the Superintendent of City Schoo…
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In this insightful episode of 'Celebrating Small Family Businesses,' hosts John and Connie Kuder delve into the inspiring story of Waypoint Property Inspection, a home inspection company founded in 2005 by Bob Hintze. Bob shares his journey from working in the corporate world, facing job relocation, and deciding to start his own business in Florida…
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In this episode of SORL, host Dr. Christy Lamb sits down with superintendent Amy Suman to discuss the unique challenges and strategies for literacy achievement in Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico. Amy shares her dedicated efforts to address equity issues, trauma-informed teaching, and the revitalization of the Keras language. With an emphasis on social…
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Welcome back to another enlightening episode of SORL, your go-to podcast for insights into the ever-evolving world of literacy. I'm your host, Dr. Christy Lamb, and my co-host Terri Hunt, M.Ed. We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Doris Baker, an associate professor from the University of Texas, Austin. She's here to dive deep into the foundations of read…
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Send us a Text Message. Arthur Guinness felt it was important to give back to the city that hosts the brewery. In the 1800s, the Guinness family contributed to the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. St. Stephen’s Green, a private green reserved for the city’s wealthiest residents, was purchased by Arthur Edward Guinness and donated t…
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This episode of 'Celebrating Small Family Businesses' features an interview with Kuder Consulting Group co-founder John Kuder, focusing on his family's business origin story, particularly his grandfather's journey. Starting from a farming background in central Ohio, John's grandfather attended Michigan State and worked his way through college. He b…
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In this episode, Dr. Christy Lamb sits down with Dr. Tiffany Brunson, proud superintendent of Elementary School District 159, located near Chicago. Dr. Brunson shares her district's journey in leading the science of reading, emphasizing the importance of human resources, curriculum, and intentional processes. She discusses the value of gathering fe…
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In this episode, Dr. Mullen shares her journey from public relations and consumer brands to the field of education, molded by her educator parents' influence. With a district serving a vibrant student population characterized by diversity, with 48% students of color and over 100 different languages spoken, she emphasizes the district's commitment t…
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Send us a Text Message. Reti Center, located in Red Hook Brooklyn, is a model for how coastal cities can combine environmental justice, social responsibility, and innovative design to adapt to a changing climate. Donate your time, your dollars, or just get involved. https://www.reticenter.org Check out the website: www.drinkingonthejob.com for grea…
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In this episode titled SORL with Dr. Julia Lindsey, who used to be an elementary school teacher but now is an expert in teaching kids how to read and write the basic way. Our friendly hosts, Dr. Christy Lamb and Terri K. Hunt, M.Ed., have a great chat with Dr. Lindsey. She talks about how she got into teaching and why she loves helping kids learn h…
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In this episode, we switch gears from interviewing another family business owner to exploring our own history and how we got to Kuder Consulting Group. We delve into a unique and nostalgic understanding of small family businesses through the eyes of Connie Kuder, co-founder of Kuder Consulting Group. She has rich stories of growing up in Ohio aroun…
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Send us a Text Message. Wilding Farm, acquired at the beginning of 2023 by Rob and Maria Sinskey is a dream come true for these two visionaries. The vegetable gardens are planted, the heirloom fruit orchard is loaded and chickens are on the way… of course there’s INCREDIBLE RSV WINES! If you want to talk best in class for wine, all roads leads to R…
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In this episode, we interview the founders of Enhanced Body™ integrative medicine and primary care clinic in Dunedin, FL; Majlinda and Paul Holmes. They share their journey of launching a healthcare facility three years ago. Both have extensive medical backgrounds, Maj as an independent nurse practitioner and Paul as a firefighter paramedic. They d…
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In this episode, Jay Barrett from Barrett Pressure Washing shares his journey in the industry and how his grandfather's principles influenced his approach to the business. Jay trained extensively in lift safety, chemical safety and chemical interactions to apply best practices and safe operations in pressure washing jobs which he believes sets him …
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