Buried TreasureDec 05, 2023
Episode 13 - Dave Rucklos
Join us as we speak community development with the city of Dayton's Tourism and Economic Development Director, Dave Rucklos. Dave brings valuable insight about the various constructions and development projects that are happening in the city - including John's favorites: the U.G.B. and the foot bridge. We dive deeper into the opportunities for our students with career pathways and community internships and learn what skills employers are looking for. Come get the real story direct from Dave.
Views expressed in this episode do not represent that of the Dayton School District.
Episode 12 - Eric and Robin
Come meet two new faces to the Dayton School District: Eric Palacios and Robin Van Buren. Eric is our Special Services T.O.S.A. Robin is the Director of Teaching and Learning. Both of these individuals have stories to share about their passion and hope for education.
Views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent that of the District.
Episode 11 - Norma Huettl
Join us as we speak with the Dayton School District's Food Service Manager, Norma Huettl. Learn how developing a community begins around the table and through face to face communication. She explains how her passion for cooking ties back to her southern roots. Norma and Brian's BBQ restaurant is a must-stop when visiting Dayton. Views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent that of the District.
Episode 10 - Kelli Hascall
Join our hosts, Amy Fast and John Bixler, as we speak with Kelli Hascall, Counselor at the Dayton High School. She began her career in education as a student-teacher in Dayton. She has progressively developed her passion for art and woven it into her work live. Ask anyone who writes the master schedule. It is an art-form. This is a talent she shares with one of our hosts. Kelli uses her a wealth of knowledge and shared empathy to reach her students in ways few counselors can. Views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent that of the District.
Episode 9 - Larry and Kraig
Join us as we speak with Dayton School District Board Chair Larry Ringnalda and Board Director Kraig Albright. Both Larry and Kraig are long time Dayton residents and have been involved with Dayton youth sports for a many years. Learn why they chose to run for the school board and how they are helping the Dayton School District grow our future generations. Views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent that of the District.
Episode 8 - Alicia Wilson-Gabor
Come meet our "new English teacher", Mrs. Alicia Wilson-Gabor. She may be new to Dayton, but Alicia is an experienced educator with a wealth of knowledge. Learn the surprising reason why she'll never teach in Florida; something about a famous mouse... Also, learn how systems are the backbone of education, but sometimes you have to be willing to be flexible with these in order to reach all students.
Episode 7 - Kenneth "Cash" Yount
Wow. This interview left Amy and I speechless. Recorded as episode 10, we made the decision to release this moving episode earlier than planned. Cash is a well-spoken, involved, and impactful student at the Dayton High School. He recently served as the sole student-representative on the District's Book Reconsideration Committee. You won't want to miss how this brave student redirected his anger and trauma into life of duty and civic-servitude. Views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent that of the District.
Episode 6 - Tonya Hill
Today we spoke with Dayton Grade School Instruction Coach and New Teacher Mentor, Tonya Hill. Tonya has held many roles in her 26 years in education. Learn how the Dayton SD uses native-language literacy to reach our emerging readers and how curriculum has shifted in recent years to engage students with literacy concepts. Tonya has a kind-heart. She shares her passion for teaching and how "tears are my smile".
Episode 5 - Frank Baumholtz
Community. Commitment. Character. Learn why Dayton is home to teacher, coach, and "influencer", Frank Baumholtz. Listen as he shares lessons of growth from his 28 years in the profession.
Episode 4 - Efrain Arredondo
Join us as we speak with Dayton Junior High/ High School Technology Support staff, and all-around helper, Efrain Arredondo. Learn about his inspiring story, the symbology of baking bread, and how hope can be the leading predictor of success.
Episode 3 - Benjie Hedgecock
Join us as we speak with long time Dayton School District supporter and coach, Benjie Hedgecock. Benjie is always entertaining and has a lot on his mind. You won't want to miss this episode. Views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent that of the District.
Episode 2 - Jeff Taylor
Join us as we interview Dayton High School/ Junior High Vice-Principal and Athletic Director, Jeff Taylor.
Episode 1 - Dana and Richard
Join our hosts, Amy Fast and John Bixler, as they discuss what learning looks like in the Dayton School District with our building principals, Dana Symons and Richard Ceder. They expand upon the following questions: "What is Dayton known for?", "What are your hopes for the school year?", and "What is the most difficult part of your job?".