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School Success Podcast

School Success Podcast

By Mitchell Slater

The journey to becoming a school leader is not an easy one. There are many challenges along the way, but it becomes manageable when you have the correct information and tools to help you. In this podcast, you will hear from excellent school leaders who share their stories of successes and failures to inspire and motivate us. We want you to be able to find one takeaway that will help you best in your leadership journey. We are excited you are here! Welcome to the "School Success" Podcast.
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#040, Cameron Smith on Importance of Parent Communication and School Engagement

School Success PodcastNov 07, 2022

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#086, Growth, Operations, and Culture: Michael Sabo's School Leadership Insights

#086, Growth, Operations, and Culture: Michael Sabo's School Leadership Insights

"Trust your people to make good decisions" - Michael Sabo of Covenant Christian School.


Join us for an enriching conversation on leadership and education ğŸŽ™ï¸. Michael Sabo, Head of School at Covenant Christian School, shares his insights on mentorship, leadership training, and the value of letting people make mistakes. ğŸŽ§ Gain a deeper understanding of effective leadership while preserving core values by listening to our full episode. 


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by ⁠⁠America's Christian Credit Union⁠⁠. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [03:36] Ups and downs of what life brings to a school
  • [06:55] Facing the dynamics of a growing school
  • [09:27] To teach and to work with excellence
  • [13:03] A Grammar School Principal to take on parent concern or question
  • [15:19] Trust your people to make good decisions
  • [20:07] Take time and identify what drives you as a leader
  • [22:52] Take time to identify who you are


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/nSzDvZJTqrk

Sep 25, 202325:39
#085, Leading by Learning: Todd Williams on Scaling the Educational Ladder

#085, Leading by Learning: Todd Williams on Scaling the Educational Ladder

"𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 ğ’”ğ’ğ’Žğ’†ğ’•ğ’Šğ’Žğ’†ğ’” 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 ğ’”ğ’ğ’Žğ’†ğ’•ğ’‰ğ’Šğ’ğ’ˆ 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 ğ’Žğ’‚ğ’š ğ’”ğ’†ğ’†ğ’Ž 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒃𝒊𝒕 ğ’‡ğ’“ğ’ğ’Ž 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖'𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅." - Todd J. Williams, President and CEO at Cairn University


ğŸŽ™ï¸ Just Dropped: A must-listen episode of the School Success podcast featuring Todd Williams of Cairn University! Dive into a profound discussion on the critical role of character in leadership, the complex nature of K-12 education, and why unity between parents and schools has never been more important. Don't miss out on these transformative insights! Listen to the episode now ğŸŽ§


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by ⁠America's Christian Credit Union⁠. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [04:52] Career progression from college professor to university president
  • [08:48] Leadership development
  • [15:24] Character development in K-12 education
  • [19:04] Community, and fundraising.
  • [28:32] Education and Leadership


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/czIUqfAyb_w


Sep 18, 202332:30
#084, Leadership Lessons from Matt Greco: Teamwork, Collaboration, and Success in Education

#084, Leadership Lessons from Matt Greco: Teamwork, Collaboration, and Success in Education

"As a leader in whatever area you're you are, surround yourself with people who are good teammates that can help the team be better"- Matt Greco, Head of School at Seattle Classical Christian School


Get an inside look into the journey of Seattle Classical Christian School, its challenges, and victories as it strives for educational excellence. Join us as we explore education, faith, and growth with Matt Greco. Tune in now for this inspiring episode!


#SchoolSuccess

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [05:49] Started 11 years ago with one kindergarten class, four or five students, and one teacher
  • [06:29] The only classical Christian school in the city limits of Seattle
  • [09:01] Get involved with them {parents} as deeply and as educationally partnering with them as possible
  • [10:18] Moving out and coming back
  • [15:23] Learn how to think to learn how to ask their own question
  • [19:26] Having the family buy-in is huge.
  • [23:59] There's no limit to what we can accomplish


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/ezQIjWe8dAg

Sep 11, 202327:53
#083, Ron Jung on Vision-Driven Education: Cultivating Excellence in Schools

#083, Ron Jung on Vision-Driven Education: Cultivating Excellence in Schools

"𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒂𝒚 𝒊𝒇 𝒂 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒈𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒘𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 ğ’Žğ’Šğ’ˆğ’‰ğ’• 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒆 ğ’”ğ’ğ’Žğ’†ğ’ğ’ğ’† 𝒕𝒐 ğ’„ğ’ğ’Žğ’† 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑." - Ron Jung, Headmaster Emeritus at Providence Academy and Founder & Senior Fellow at Palatine Institute


ğŸŽ¥ Discover the blueprint for school success! Join us in this insightful episode featuring Ron Jung. Explore the power of vision, mission, and culture in Christian schools. Watch now and be inspired to lead with purpose. 🌟📚 


#SchoolSuccess

#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [03:20]Special desire to see Christian schools grow
  • [05:25] The challenges of a mission statement
  • [07:24] Raise godly leaders who will impact the world
  • [11:19] The importance of having a clear vision.
  • [14:33] Partnering with parents
  • [16:44]The importance of having a vision for your life
  • [24:17] Success isn't the number of people attending your school.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/oLP-szuN-OU


Sep 04, 202329:55
#082, Empowering Education with Dan Snyder: Bridging Gaps and Inspiring Growth

#082, Empowering Education with Dan Snyder: Bridging Gaps and Inspiring Growth

"𝑰 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖'𝒓𝒆 𝒂 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒋𝒐𝒃 𝒐𝒇 𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝑺𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒑𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆, 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕'𝒔 𝒋𝒐𝒃." - Dan Snyder Want to learn about classical Christian education, challenges in schools, and the journey of a headmaster? Listen now to our episode with guest Daniel "Dan" Snyder, headmaster of Concordia Academy. We discuss everything from the importance of early childhood development to the complexities of school transportation and building a strong school community. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation. Listen now!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [07:05] How did Dan get into singing?
  • [13:26] The most important development time of a child's life
  • [17:43] Questions for parents to ask.
  • [24:14] Transportation challenges and obstacles
  • [29:06] Dealing with students who want to go to Concordia
  • [35:21] Advice for other school leaders.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠https://youtu.be/D2lKZ8o-YNU

Aug 28, 202342:32
#081, Unveiling Wisdom and Virtue in Education: A Conversation with Eric Cook

#081, Unveiling Wisdom and Virtue in Education: A Conversation with Eric Cook

"Who you are is how you lead." - Eric Cook, President of SCL, is currently working on an EdS in Classical School Leadership from Gordon College.


ğŸŽ™ï¸ Join us for an inspiring conversation with Eric Cook, President of the Society for Classical Learning (SCL), as he shares his transformational journey into classical Christian education. 🏛️ Discover the purpose of wisdom and virtue in education and how SCL cultivates human flourishing in schools. Listen now on the School Success podcast!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [03:16] Abrupt and dramatic conversion to Christianity
  • [10:25]Our mission is to cultivate human flourishing by making classical Christian education thrive
  • [11:58] Schools that are growing quickly have a lot of challenges
  • [15:47] What is the optimal number for class sizes?
  • [23:34] What is going good?
  • [28:06] Out-of-the-box ideas for innovation
  • [31:03]Hold them to a high standard
  • [31:35]Who you are is how you lead.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/uw57LmMcZSM

Aug 21, 202335:07
#080, Navigating Challenges and Building Community: Dr. Andy Zawacki's Insights

#080, Navigating Challenges and Building Community: Dr. Andy Zawacki's Insights

I actually became a pastor. So 15 years as a local church pastor, six years as a youth pastor, and nine years as a senior pastor at a local church in the Albany area. And all the while I was doing that I was teaching classes on the side staying in education, because it's always been a passion of mine. - Dr. Andrew Zawacki, Arborbrook Christian Academy


Join us in this captivating episode as we delve into an enlightening conversation with Andy Zawacki, the Head of School at Arborbrook Christian Academy. In this interview, Andy shares valuable insights about their distinctive approach to education, sheds light on the challenges they encounter, and unveils their exciting plans for future growth.


Tune in now to listen to the complete episode and prepare to be inspired by the remarkable educational philosophy embraced by Arborbrook Christian Academy.


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [08:42] Becoming Dr. Zawacki
  • [18:10] This generation of parents is facing new challenges
  • [19:31] The story of how Arborbrook got started
  • [24:15] We have a great relationship and they [church] are willing to work with us
  • [24:52] Building a relationship with churches
  • [28:24] Our mission is to help students become lifelong lovers of learning
  • [29:59] Families want this type of an educational approach
  • [37:06] School leaders are responsible for so many things

YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/oMN2NtOrKeM

Aug 14, 202343:36
#079, Revolutionizing Christian Education: Exploring Micro-Schools with Jack Preus

#079, Revolutionizing Christian Education: Exploring Micro-Schools with Jack Preus

"I would say, frustrated with the lack of accessibility, that I was just becoming more aware with that most kids in America, most families just didn't have access to great high quality educational options for their kids. " - Jack Preus, Executive Director of Soaring Education Services


Join us on today's podcast episode as we dive into the world of education with our guest Jack Preus, the executive director of Soaring Education Services. Discover how his passion led him to explore alternative delivery models like micro-schools and their potential to revolutionize education. Check this episode today and gain valuable insights into making Christian education affordable and accessible.


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [07:31] The challenges that schools are facing
  • [09:30]The evolution of private education.
  • [14:38] The one-room schoolhouse model.
  • [17:05] Micro-schooling in Canada
  • [19:09] Cool wins for the school system.
  • [21:07] A renewed focus on personalized learning.
  • [24:45] The best way to get in contact


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/o4K0CL80RwU

Aug 07, 202329:27
#078, Building Stronger Schools: Evaluating Marketing, Enrollment, and Finances with Charles Evans

#078, Building Stronger Schools: Evaluating Marketing, Enrollment, and Finances with Charles Evans

Discover how schools are charging higher tuition fees while providing financial aid to a large percentage of families based on their income levels.

School Success Makers, get ready for an eye-opening conversation with Charles "Chuck" Evans, Founder/Senior Partner at BetterSchools LLC.

Don't miss this insightful discussion! Tune in now to gain valuable insights into the future of education.


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by ğ€ğ¦ğžğ«ğ¢ğœğš'𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 ğ‚ğ«ğžğğ¢ğ­ 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit americaschristiancu.com to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [02:28] Our group is called Better Schools LLC
  • [05:59] The problem with accounting for employee discounts
  • [09:48] Differences between affordability and socioeconomic diversity.
  • [13:31] The definition of socio-economic diversity.
  • [15:15] New way to label tuition assistance, need-based tuition assistance
  • [17:29] Should every school have an assessment done on their compensation model?
  • [21:03] Strength of community matters more than anything
  • [25:28]Thoughts on the current state of education
  • [28:03] Put your whole self into it


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/QN6AKq9r33g

Jul 31, 202332:47
#077, Kimberly Wilson on Launching Academy 31: A New Chapter in Christian Education for Girls

#077, Kimberly Wilson on Launching Academy 31: A New Chapter in Christian Education for Girls

"It's been an interesting journey just full of God's faithfulness and twists and turns that looking back you know, only the Lord could have ordained in terms of preparing and equipping me for this next season with Academy31." - Kimberly Wilson


ğŸŽ™ï¸ Don't miss today's podcast episode featuring Kimberly Wilson, head of school and founder of Academy31. Discover the challenges and triumphs of launching an all-female private Christian school. Gain valuable insights on faith, focus, and building a solid foundation. Listen now and be inspired on your #SchoolSuccess journey.


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [4:11] The journey of Academy 31.
  • [06:38] Challenges of starting a school in Raleigh.
  • [06:53] Funding for the school.
  • [8:52] One conviction they had when starting out.
  • [11:13] Challenges with staff for the new school.
  • [13:12] Advantages of a single-gender environment.
  • [17:47] Trusting the lord’s timing. 


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/66ZEpkclzts

Jul 24, 202321:32
#076, Innovation in Education: Exploring Montessori with Sylvia Arotin

#076, Innovation in Education: Exploring Montessori with Sylvia Arotin

Ready to explore a world of independence and individuality for your child?


In this interview with Sylvia Arotin, CEO & Founder of Guide & Grow and Director of My Montessori School, we explore the benefits of Montessori education for young children and what parents can look forward to when they send their child to school.


Interested in learning more about this approach? Listen now as we chat with Sylvia Arotin about what makes Montessori so unique.


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [10:36] The elevator pitch of Montessori. 
  • [16:16] How to deal with tantrums and tantrums?
  • [21:10] Are you seeing the same issues in different countries?
  • [24:28] Teacher pay
  • [30:54] How to change the strategies you’re using to teach students.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/SVQuSrQSWvI


Jul 17, 202343:02
#075, Tim Seldin on Montessori Education: Empowering Children and Designing Schools for Success

#075, Tim Seldin on Montessori Education: Empowering Children and Designing Schools for Success

"The idea of competing as a way of trying to motivate people to learn is really silly because learning is hard-wired into human beings." - Tim Seldin, President of The Montessori Foundation.

Join us today as we dive into the world of education and teaching with our esteemed guest, Tim Seldin, President of The Montessori Foundation. Discover the power of the Montessori approach to education, its impact on early childhood development, and how it extends beyond classrooms to shape civic life and government. Whether you're a parent, educator, or simply curious about effective learning strategies, this episode is a must-watch! Tune in now to the School Success Podcast and be inspired by Tim Seldin's wisdom. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share with your friends! 


#SchoolSuccess

#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [02:06] My mother founded a Montessori school in Washington, DC in 1932
  • [03:34] Montessori is a way of organizing organizations, families
  • [05:40] Learning is hard-wired into human beings
  • [06:21] I wrote a book called How To Raise An Amazing Child
  • [08:47] Children want to be independent.
  • [09:39] Children are capable of amazing things
  • [12:38] Our argument is don't fight human nature
  • [20:43] Every kid's a little different.
  • [21:33] We really want to get kids into school...not preschool
  • [32:39] Montessori was a scientist and...was trying to figure out how kids learn best.
  • [37:51] Stop thinking of a school as a factory, stop thinking of it as a prison
  • [41:52] A Worldwide Movement


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/WLwOlTjydFg

Jul 10, 202346:07
#074, Embracing Change: Darrell Jones Explores the Evolving Landscape of Christian Education

#074, Embracing Change: Darrell Jones Explores the Evolving Landscape of Christian Education

Curious about the funding behind the Herzog Foundation's impactful work?


Don't miss this eye-opening episode with Darrell Jones, President of the Herzog Foundation! Learn about the challenges and opportunities in Christian education, and how the foundation is making a difference. Learn how Stanley Herzog's legacy and generous donations drive their mission to support Christian schools.


Tune in now!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [04:51] Darryl’s background at the Herzog Foundation
  • [06:38]Stanley Herzog had drawn up the plans for the foundation before he died.
  • [08:35] How can we bring necessary training to current heads of schools?
  • [18:05] Cultural shift in American history
  • [19:21] What are the challenges of launching a school?
  • [23:02 ]The importance of donor development.
  • [25:36] We're getting great feedback
  • [29:51] Keep our eyes on the storm
  • [34:50] We create a great partnerships


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/SzAkYQNMi0A


Jul 03, 202338:23
#073, Ian Storrar On Building Community Through Shared Spaces

#073, Ian Storrar On Building Community Through Shared Spaces

"𝑆𝑜 ğ‘¡â„Žğ‘–ğ‘ ğ‘ ğ‘ğ‘Žğ‘ğ‘’ 𝑖𝑠 ğ‘Ž ğ‘šğ‘Žğ‘Ÿğ‘˜ğ‘’ğ‘¡ğ‘ğ‘™ğ‘Žğ‘ğ‘’ 𝑡𝑜 â„Žğ‘’ğ‘™ğ‘ ğ‘â„Žğ‘¢ğ‘Ÿğ‘â„Žğ‘’ğ‘  ğ‘Žğ‘›ğ‘‘ ğ‘œğ‘¡â„Žğ‘’ğ‘Ÿ ğ‘“ğ‘Žğ‘–ğ‘¡â„Ž-ğ‘ğ‘Žğ‘ ğ‘’ğ‘‘ ğ‘œğ‘Ÿğ‘”ğ‘Žğ‘›ğ‘–ğ‘§ğ‘Žğ‘¡ğ‘–ğ‘œğ‘›ğ‘  ğ‘ â„Žğ‘Žğ‘Ÿğ‘’ ğ‘¡â„Žğ‘’ğ‘–ğ‘Ÿ ğ‘ ğ‘ğ‘Žğ‘ğ‘’ ğ‘¤ğ‘–ğ‘¡â„Ž ğ‘¡â„Žğ‘’ 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦." - Ian Storrar, Co-founder and CEO of ğ­ğ¡ğ¢ğ¬ğ¬ğ©ğšğœğž In this episode, we dive into the inspiring story behind ğ­ğ¡ğ¢ğ¬ğ¬ğ©ğšğœğž, a marketplace connecting churches and faith-based organizations with their communities. Join us as 𝐈𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐫 shares his vision of rethinking the utilization of space and how it can benefit both the institutions and the people they serve. Discover how ğ­ğ¡ğ¢ğ¬ğ¬ğ©ğšğœğž empowers congregations to generate rental income while opening their doors to host events, classes, and celebrations for the community. Don't miss out on this insightful episode of the School Success Podcast! Tune in today. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [07:34] The origin of the company and vision.
  • [12:24] Renting out empty space.
  • [14:16] The opportunity to think creatively and creatively.
  • [18:49] The challenges of finding a space for a school
  • [23:05] How do you get into the commercial space?
  • [26:57] Taking yourself out of what is and why.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/b10wagK75Ao

Jun 26, 202331:25
#072, Insights from Tom Hughes: Advancing Christian Schools in Today's World

#072, Insights from Tom Hughes: Advancing Christian Schools in Today's World

Are you ready for a thought-provoking journey into the world of education?


Brace yourself as host Mitchell Slater dives deep into the challenges faced by Christian schools with guest Tom Hughes, Field Director of the Association of Christian Schools International. From balancing real-world preparation with Christian values to fostering teacher retention and professional development, this episode will push the boundaries of traditional education.


Get ready to challenge the status quo and explore innovative solutions that pave the way for school success. Tune in and be prepared to have your perspectives transformed!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [06:15] very vast background in Christian education
  • [06:51] I never heard of a Christian school
  • [08:25] It was academics, and the spiritual development
  • [13:04] the challenges that schools are facing now
  • [19:17] a biblical Christ-centered perspective
  • [23:04] partner with the family, parents are so critical
  • [27:40] get the teachers the professional development they need
  • [32:42] treat the teachers as true professionals
  • [35:29] always remember what the mission of your school is
  • [36:42] don't lose confidence in yourself.

YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠https://youtu.be/H9vrpqgo5eQ

Jun 19, 202339:28
#071, ACCU's Frank Clement on Insights into the Financial Challenges of Christian Schools

#071, ACCU's Frank Clement on Insights into the Financial Challenges of Christian Schools

"I don't think this is going to be any surprise to anybody but a lot of private schools out there private Christian schools are struggling with money." - Frank Clement of America's Christian Credit Union


Are you running a private Christian school and struggling with finances?


In today's episode of the School Success podcast, Frank Clement, from America's Christian Credit Union, discusses how they can help Christian schools with their banking needs. He also provides valuable financial advice for schools, such as building financial discipline and protecting themselves from outside risks.


Tune in to learn how to secure the financial sustainability of your school. Don't miss out on this insightful episode.


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [02:30] "our 65th anniversary"
  • [03:36] "school growth among private Christian schools is enormous"
  • [05:40] "private Christian schools are struggling with money."
  • [06:20] "Two things that jumped out at me related to finances."
  • [08:34] "based on my conversations with schools"
  • [09:55] "But a lot of schools are still renting."
  • [11:42] "we're not consultants. We want to be good partners."
  • [13:24] "These are our requirements."
  • [15:43] ".another metric that we will use"
  • [18:51] "one of the first things I will ask for"
  • [20:21] "When we see that growth"
  • [29:29] "many creative ways for faith-based organizations"
  • [34:21] "Take these little steps"


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/FpRvIae9tuo

Jun 12, 202339:08
#070, Jeff Adams on Cultivating a Generous School Culture

#070, Jeff Adams on Cultivating a Generous School Culture

Are you ready to dive into the world of educational excellence? Join us for an extraordinary episode featuring Jeff Adams, the exceptional Head of School at Veritas School.


In this episode, Jeff shares his profound insights on the key elements that contribute to a thriving educational institution. From fostering parent engagement to cultivating a culture of generosity and embracing the power of prayer, Jeff's expertise will leave you inspired and equipped with practical strategies for success.


Don't miss this captivating conversation as we explore how Jeff has revolutionized education at Veritas School and discover how you can implement these transformative principles in your own educational journey. Tune in now!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [03:22 ] I am out at the very top school in Newberg, Oregon.

  • [07:03] We had a lot of a lot of challenges through COVID

  • [09:43] I'm amazed at what God has done

  • [10:05] The only the second ever head of school at the school.

  • [11:40] I have a different style of leadership, I have a different style of communication

  • [12:03] In a time where I think trust was low. Everybody trusted me.

  • [17:32] I'd loved to brag on our upper school culture

  • [20:31] Develop a culture of generosity and involvement

  • [23:28] Draw on the classic understanding that God has made us for himself


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/ckGvlqGc5PM

Jun 05, 202327:13
#069, Navigating the Challenges of School Marketing: A Q&A with Mitchell Slater

#069, Navigating the Challenges of School Marketing: A Q&A with Mitchell Slater

"I think the biggest challenge for marketing is the competition. Like there's so many schools that are trying to get in front of parents' eyeballs for their school, and what they offer and what they do." - Mitchell Slater of the School Success podcast


Join me today in the 4th edition of the School Success Podcast's Q&A session. In this episode, I tackle points about marketing efforts for schools, including balancing target audiences, increasing social media engagement, and challenges facing school marketing. Don't miss out on this episode for more advice and tips on school marketing success.


Listen to the podcast now!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/FP10kSGFW6Q

May 29, 202307:38
#068, Mitchell Slater on Marketing in Schools: Unraveled

#068, Mitchell Slater on Marketing in Schools: Unraveled

"I think some of the biggest challenges is, schools, a lot of times what I've seen in the schools we've worked with and talk to is, they're sometimes a little bit old school." - Mitchell Slater of the School Success podcast


Listen up, school leaders! 


Join me, Mitchell Slater, as I engage in a riveting discussion, answering crucial questions about marketing strategies in schools. Stay ahead of the curve by exploring the unique challenges faced by different school types, understanding the evolving landscape of education and marketing trends, and uncovering the untapped potential of influencer marketing for schools. 


Tune in now to level up your school's marketing game and achieve unparalleled success! 


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/Ai2YAXMTSiI

May 22, 202307:31
#067, Mitchell Slater on Boosting Enrollment and Measuring Marketing Success

#067, Mitchell Slater on Boosting Enrollment and Measuring Marketing Success

"I would want to track all [of] those things to get down to how many [actually] enrolled. That'd be a [really] good judge of how good your marketing campaign went."


Join me today for a Q&A session on the School Success Podcast, where I answer questions from listeners. In the podcast, I talk about measuring the success of a marketing campaign aimed at increasing enrollment, pivoting a marketing campaign midstream, and improving a school's website to attract and engage potential students and their families. Keep your questions coming and submit those on the School Success Makers website - https://schoolsuccessmakers.com/get-in-touch/


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/N_2QIIiFvXw

May 15, 202307:52
#066, Unlocking School Marketing Strategies with Mitchell Slater

#066, Unlocking School Marketing Strategies with Mitchell Slater

Hello School Success Makers! In this episode of the School Success podcast, our host ⁠Mitchell Slater⁠ shares his insights on how to boost enrollment at your school through effective marketing strategies.

Join us as Mitchell conducts a Q&A session, revealing the secrets of developing a marketing strategy tailored to your school's target market. He also discusses the importance of utilizing social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok to reach prospective students and parents. 


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
https://youtu.be/XXXRKR0OTCQ

May 08, 202308:46
#065, Ryan Ermeling on Leveraging Parent Feedback: An Innovative Solution for Christian Schools

#065, Ryan Ermeling on Leveraging Parent Feedback: An Innovative Solution for Christian Schools

"We'd love schools to be more proactive and intentional about collecting feedback, but I take it one step further, close the loop, [then] we talk about the feedback loop... it's one thing to actually collect feedback, and analyze that feedback." - Ryan Ermeling of ParentPulse


ğŸŽ§ Tune in to our latest episode featuring Ryan Ermeling of ParentPulse, where we discuss how schools can overcome the challenges of collecting and analyzing feedback from parents. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation! And if you're a school leader looking to improve your feedback process, make sure to listen until the end for some actionable tips. Hit that play button now!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [03:06] Parent pulses are our answer to really helping schools think about their parents as customers.

  • [07:11] We've solved for that by creating this, this AI...

  • [10:44] because this is a drip campaign...

  • [11:27] So that's a major benefit.

  • [12:22] we find schools struggle with two things

  • [14:23] it's a really quick process

  • [16:36] we've been doing this for about 13 months

  • [19:17] digital footprint you're leaving behind nowadays is so important

  • [22:41] one-stop shop for data for feedback

  • [27:23] helps you not just understand what's most important

  • [29:09] if you can't measure it, you can't improve it

  • [29:49] we'd love schools to be more proactive and intentional about collecting feedback


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠

https://youtu.be/qzfa4yqmfXQ

May 01, 202334:18
#064, Investing in Each Other's Success: David Robinson's Vision for School Leadership

#064, Investing in Each Other's Success: David Robinson's Vision for School Leadership

Are you an aspiring school leader? Feeling insecure and inadequate? Don't worry, you're not alone.


David Robinson, Head of School at Washington Christian Academy, shares his personal experience and advises us to trust God's provision and be faithful to our calling. Don't miss our latest episode, where we delve into valuable insights on self-care and leadership. Tune in now!


#SchoolSuccess 

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [05:08] I'm what you would call a lifer in terms of Christian education.

  • [08:01] I'm excited about what God has for us as we move forward.

  • [09:58] the stress and the struggles that teachers across the country are seeing.

  • [13:50] Probably between 40 and 50.

  • [14:31] I do try to make sure they know that I'm accessible

  • [17:36] we adopted a program called Teaching for Transformation

  • [22:16] come and be a part of what we're doing and connect

  • [24:54] we actually just celebrated our 60th anniversary

  • [26:51] I wonder how much I really have to offer for the experienced school leader.

  • [27:33] if God has called you to it, he's going to give you the resources


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠⁠⁠
https://youtu.be/zmimePMUuR0

Apr 24, 202331:53
#063, Mitchell Slater on Speak Up and Succeed: Join the School Success Podcast!

#063, Mitchell Slater on Speak Up and Succeed: Join the School Success Podcast!

We're looking for what you want us to talk about, who you want us to talk to. So we can make this podcast exactly what you guys are looking for." - Mitchell Slater


Looking for inspiration to help take your school to the next level? Tune in to the School Success Podcast today! We want to hear your suggestions for future topics and guests, whether it's fundraising, strategic planning, board governance, marketing, growth, enrollment, or any other relevant topics. Connect with other school leaders and share your insights by visiting our website, schoolsuccessmakers.com, or joining our private Facebook community.

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Let's work together to make the School Success Podcast the ultimate resource for success in education.


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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠⁠.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:

https://youtu.be/La2yzKIl-6A

Apr 17, 202303:30
#062, Maximizing School Success with Eric Dustman's Leadership Strategies

#062, Maximizing School Success with Eric Dustman's Leadership Strategies

Are you a school administrator or leader?

Discover the key to achieving school success through effective leadership in our latest podcast episode featuring Eric Dustman, Head of Montessori School of Maui.

Learn how to build a strong leadership team and create meaningful connections with your colleagues to support them in bringing their best selves to work.


Don't miss out on valuable insights from an expert in the field of education. Tune in now!


#SchoolSuccess 

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [01:26] I'm the head of the Montessori School of Maui have been here for about six years since 2017
  • [04:53] we decided air quality, good or not, we're gonna move them to check out.[
  • 09:43] Our biggest challenge that we have yet to overcome is staffing.
  • [13:18] We typically bring them from the mainland
  • [17:42] we do have a fifth classroom, that is a modular
  • [19:26] I mean that when you add additional kids at sometimes over taxes
  • [23:05] my administrative team, my staff, they work really hard 
  • [27:05] CFOs are really awesome
  • [28:53] I don't know everything. But I certainly interested in developing relationships 


YouTube Video Podcast Link:

https://youtu.be/8UVU32P3jI0

Apr 10, 202332:06
#061, Chris Rutz Talks About How Christian Education Navigates Through Challenges and Opportunities

#061, Chris Rutz Talks About How Christian Education Navigates Through Challenges and Opportunities

"I think that one of the most important things that we do is collaborate and communicate and share ideas and content because what [Christian school leaders do] school leaders [in general] do is just some of the most challenging work... nobody gets how hard this job is." - Christopher Rutz, founder of Rutz Educational Consulting


Get ready for an engaging and informative discussion with Christopher Rutz, founder and educational consultant at Rutz Educational Consulting! In our latest podcast episode, we tackle some of the biggest challenges facing education today, including polarization, the erosion of faith-based morality, and the availability of private education. Join us as we explore how to ensure #SchoolSuccess in the face of these complex issues by intentionally shaping school culture. Tune in now to learn from an expert!


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [2:50] "one of the most important things that we do is collaborate and communicate..."

  • [4.41] "I've been really blessed with a wide variety of experiences... started out as a public school teacher."

  • [9.57] "it is a very challenging time in our I'm in education..."

  • [13.47] "... article about the decline of religious involvement."

  • [15.36] "it's expensive to run a private school..."

  • [18.54] "I'm not anti public education."

  • [23.41] "there's always going to be a market for the traditional school setting..."

  • [25.35] "Yes, that is, that is a big risk."

  • [26.29] "academics should be really, and can be a really powerful multiplier..."

  • [29.44] "We just have incredible teachers in Christian education..."

  • [30.45] "my vision for excellent Christian education..."

  • [34.28] "in my 17 years in Christian school leadership..."

  • [42.30] "here are the community cultural characteristics that we chose."


YouTube Video Podcast Link:⁠

https://youtu.be/F5K2WCTW-PQ


Apr 03, 202343:39
#060, Maximizing Leadership Success with Matthew Peavyhouse

#060, Maximizing Leadership Success with Matthew Peavyhouse

Unlock the secrets to successful leadership with Matthew Peavyhouse, Head of School at Tampa Bay Christian Academy!


Join us for an insightful conversation on navigating the changing landscape of education, the power of coaching and guidance, and much more. Listen now to take your leadership to the next level! Listen Now!

#SchoolSuccess

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Today's episode is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union. With over 65 years of experience serving Christians across the country, they offer banking services and tuition financing programs for schools. If you're a private school looking to reduce your risk and administrative burden, America's Christian Credit Union offers tuition financing plans for families. Visit ⁠americaschristiancu.com⁠ to learn more.


Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at ⁠https://schoolsuccessmakers.com⁠.


Highlights of the Episode:

  • [02:14] Matt Peavyhouse, and he is the head of school at Tampa Bay Christian Academy

  • [06:02] it was called Tampa Baptist Academy at the time

  • [09:57] So right now, I'm at 93% re enrollment for next year

  • [10:22] we focus on schools that are students that are from academically disenfranchised, culturally diverse, and economically disempowered neighborhoods

  • [12:16] But that had created a problem in who we were as a school

  • [16:12]They don't make it easy. It is possible

  • [19:29]Yeah, we're growing like crazy.

  • [21:03]So branching out to other cities, and creating kind of hubs that students can go to

  • [24:41]It's a workable and fixable logistical nightmare.

  • [25:11] a one stop shop for for families

  • [27:25]my job is to figure out who the who's who needs to be working in this

  • [32:37]This is who we are, this is what we're going to live by

YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/ypQ7oQtexas

Mar 27, 202335:41
#059, Mimosa Jones Tunney on Innovating Education: The Emergent Curriculum Approach of The School House

#059, Mimosa Jones Tunney on Innovating Education: The Emergent Curriculum Approach of The School House

"One of our goals at the School House was to solve all the problems of traditional education. And so a lot of those things have fallen by the wayside because we made a choice to be totally transparent." - Mimosa Jones Tunney


Are you ready to revolutionize education? Don't miss our exclusive #SchoolSuccess episode today with Mimosa Jones Tunney, founder, and president of The School House. Learn about their innovative approach to education and groundbreaking American emergent curriculum, along with the launch of the School House Anywhere program offering closer to zero-tuition education. Discover how they're creating a more sustainable model for education fueled by real change. Join us for this insightful dialogue!


#SchoolSuccess

#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.


Highlights of the Episode:


  • [01:58] And we're on a mission to revolutionize education in the United States.

  • [02:30] I started to deep dive into Montessori's work from a historical perspective...

  • [03:30] "... how is it that we aren't progressing as a country?"

  • [03:59] "we have these very segmented school systems."

  • [04:29] "decided to embark on this journey to create a model of what a school should be."

  • [06:08] "But America is a different beast."

  • [07:21] "We've just fallen so far from what the original intent was."

  • [07:57] "Well, let's start with Dr. Montessori."

  • [11:02] "It was no small task to put them all into one American emergent curriculum."

  • [12:07] "I think it starts with community."

  • [14:39] "I'm a huge proponent of school choice..."

  • [15:22] "For the last decade..."

  • [15:49] "You do have the power to take the American emergent curriculum..."

  • [18:59] "We're doing a huge fundraising push in May..."

  • [20:38] "One of the things I'm very proud of in terms of the American emergent curriculum..."

  • [23:56] "One of the goals at the Schoolhouse..."

  • [27:21] "You want your parents to be ambassadors for what you're doing."

  • [29:57] "We work really hard."

  • [33:06] "In terms if changing education..."

  • [34:27] "zero to 12..."

  • [36:23] "Our middle school curriculum is already written."

  • [37:39] "I would say go to the theschoolhouse.org..."


YouTube Video Podcast Link:https://youtu.be/nJMtm-hexK4

Mar 20, 202341:06
#058, Mitchell Slater on Expanding Our Reach: New Initiatives and Collaborations

#058, Mitchell Slater on Expanding Our Reach: New Initiatives and Collaborations

Are you passionate about improving education for students and teachers?

Listen to our latest podcast with Mitchell Slater and connect with like-minded individuals who share your vision. Let's work together to make a difference in the world of education, join the School Success Makers mission, and be a part of creating a brighter future for all.

Click 👉🏼 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2863940490535473 to join!

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.

Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.

This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.

YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/t4KGZLc2A90

Mar 13, 202303:56
#057, Mitchell Slater on Simple and Effective School Marketing: Why Clear Messaging Matters
Mar 06, 202305:19
#056, Travis Crutchfield on Tips for Effective School Administration: Leading with Love

#056, Travis Crutchfield on Tips for Effective School Administration: Leading with Love

Uncover the powerful connection between faith and education success. Join us for our school success podcast featuring Mr. Travis Crutchfield, administrator at Central Baptist School.


Hear his inspiring story of love and dedication to education and learn how his passion for teaching has molded him into a successful administrator. Get ready to be motivated and uplifted by education. Listen Now!

#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.      

Highlights of the Episode

  • [2:41]  the most exciting was to discover that I'm a teacher

  • [4:36]  God has revitalized our school

  • [5:34]  our school is not, does not require people to be Christians,

  • [6:36]  the biggest challenge is finances for those families

  • [10:07] But we have a mission. And that mission is to make sure we can get  kids in the school

  • [16:12]  the administrator must absolutely love his or her school.

  • [18:06]  I've made it clear to them that I just need to get good feedback.

  • [19:36]  the best advice I have in a nutshell is to love your school

  • [24:30]  in order to get everybody in, we just have to adapt


YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/0SfLaEePzL8

Feb 26, 202327:06
#055, Mitchell Slater on Building Your School's Brand through Social Media Engagement
Feb 20, 202306:51
#54, Mitchell Slater: Maximize Your Facebook Ad Spend with Slater Strategies

#54, Mitchell Slater: Maximize Your Facebook Ad Spend with Slater Strategies

If you're looking to get your school ahead of the digital marketing game, this is the episode for you.


Mitchell Slater, the founder of Slater Strategies, shares with us the secrets to school success. He gives tips on how to get insights on how to take your website to the next level and reach your target audience with Facebook and Instagram ads, generate leads, and rank online. Don't miss this episode!



#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMakers


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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.


YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/0UORN1iSTtM

Feb 13, 202306:49
#053, Mitchell Slater on Learning SEO Tricks: Getting Your School Listed in Google Search
Feb 06, 202306:35
Special Episode #23, Michael Zavada on ChatGPT and AI in Education: Opportunities and Challenges

Special Episode #23, Michael Zavada on ChatGPT and AI in Education: Opportunities and Challenges

Hey, School Success Makers!

How do you integrate AI tools into your school?

Tune in now as Michael Zavada of RoundTable Education shares his insights about the use and impact of AI tools like ChatGPT on education and his take on what should be considered when allowing their use in schools.


#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.  


Highlights of the Episode

  • [4:15] "We had to be a step ahead of the game.

  • [4:53] "decision on whether to use or not use..."

  • [5:15] "either you believe the knowledge is transferred..."

  • [6:09] "And so if you took something like ChatGPT..."

  • [06:49] "Is AI making a more just world or a less just world..."

  • [09:26] "So if you're a writer and you have to have citations..."

  • [09:54] "if I'm in an English department at a school..."

  • [10:22] "15 years ago, it would not have been..."

  • [10:40] "Microsoft just invested or bought it for $10 billion."

  • [11:54] "... that obviously would be a tremendous loss of learning opportunity."

  • [12:13] "it would depend on the kind of school you're at..."

  • [14:17] "Because of artificial intelligence..."

  • [16:31] "Is that unethical use, then..."

  • [18:30] "I think humans have an innate ability to understand... authenticity."

  • [19:26] "Aleks.com is a math site that can take diagnostics..."

  • [20:17] "it was really good because the student didn't have to be stuck..."

  • [20:43] "there's other use cases to AI... helpful in education."

  • [25:58] "a game plan on how to use it."

  • [29:22] "I think this is a perfect situation..."

  • [30:15] "as a school leader, you should be looking onto the horizon."


YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/mdyL_I7F-Pc

Feb 03, 202332:53
#52, Mitchell Slater on Zenrollment: The Funnel Solution for Effortless School Enrollment Management
Jan 30, 202307:60
#51, Mitchell Slater's Pro Tips to Properly Design Your School's Website to Grow Enrollment
Jan 23, 202308:46
#50, Kathryn Jones on Partnering with Like-Minded Families: Insights from Legacy Academy

#50, Kathryn Jones on Partnering with Like-Minded Families: Insights from Legacy Academy

The keys to a thriving school community are well established. We know that successful schools have strong relationships with parents, teachers, and students; they build lasting bonds; and they encourage the development of an environment where all students feel safe, respected, and welcome.


But sometimes it's hard to see exactly how we're doing it—or even what we're doing. That's why you should tune in and listen to Ms. Kathryn Jones, Director of Administration at Legacy Academy, share her school's story with us. They've done it by working hard to form partnerships with like-minded families, establishing a clear mission for their school community, and encouraging individual initiative from every student in the building.


Tune in now—we'll talk about how they achieved success through these simple yet powerful actions!

#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.


Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.


This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.    

Highlights of the Episode

  • [14:46] Elvis impersonators and all kinds of things

  • [16:14] our board is committed to a K through 12

  • [17:54] Keter Center or something

  • [19:32] Specialized classical education

  • [21:05] Our founder, Dr. Taylor

  • [22:19] teaching and their goals are quite different

  • [23:45] So our tuition is $4,000 a year

  • [25:22] peers have been there for 10 years

  • [27:12] we are partnering with families

  • [28:10] Champions group come in

  • [29:35] sustain that growth till 12th grade

  • [31:26] First Baptist Branson in town

  • [34:11]  raised about $50,000

  • [35:23] Ed Harden and Walter

  • [36:25] City of Branson Chamber


YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/iytH7EkP4Iw

Jan 16, 202340:09
#049, Greg Forrest on the Importance of School Leadership in Upholding the Mission and Vision

#049, Greg Forrest on the Importance of School Leadership in Upholding the Mission and Vision

A Latin phrase the school goes by is "Multum non-Multa," meaning Not Many, But Much (or Less is More).

In this episode of the School Success Podcast, Greg Forrest, EdD of the Summit Classical Christian School in Bellevue, Washington, is here to share his insights about classical Christian schools and discuss the significance of selecting the right leadership team to support the organization's mission and vision.

We are excited for you to hear about the exchange!

#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMake

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.

Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.

This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.    

Highlights of the Episode

  • [02:58] I wanted to be a children's dentist

  • [05:45] another 20 minutes further east

  • [06:47] 1500, 1800 years

  • [09:33] a guy named CS Lewis

  • [11:23] medieval timeline jingle in fourth grade

  • [13:18] we'll graduate 13 and 20 and so on

  • [15:50] God has given these children to a family

  • [17:47] public schools like Virginia to Washington

  • [21:38] Education is still this redemptive act

  • [24:07] 40 or 50 schools churches

  • [28:10] high school kids giving them ownership


YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/Vp0c9cpim0E

Jan 09, 202330:38
#048, Thomas Argersinger on Why Standards Matter to Our Vision

#048, Thomas Argersinger on Why Standards Matter to Our Vision

In a world where it's harder than ever to build a culture—but maintaining it is even more difficult—what does it take to build a great culture that reflects God's calling?

In this episode, we're excited to talk with Thomas Argersinger, Head of School at Veritas Christian Academy. He'll be sharing his insights on why we should choose our standards carefully and how they can have a positive impact on our communities.

We'll also talk about how marketing and branding can be a challenge for schools like Veritas, and how they can demonstrate their distinctiveness.

Listen in and be inspired!

#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.

Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.

This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.    

Highlights of the Episode

  • [01:34] New Jersey or Sparta, New Jersey

  • [03:40] 30 plus almost 38 years

  • [07:02] Our own facility is really an issue for us

  • [08:10] so you have 50 something students

  • [09:21] I have talked about fundraising

  • [11:29] This UPS guy comes

  • [12:37] You need money to buy food and stuff

  • [14:48] it's normal life in the kingdom of God

  • [16:05] we're increasingly building partnerships

  • [17:36] you got say 50 easy math

  • [18:58] having high expectations of the young people

  • [20:59] I think you're 34, 35

  • [22:59] I personally feel businesses as well

  • [24:02] Christian school up there in New Jersey


YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/OdbKWCqGyE8

Jan 02, 202325:29
Special Episode #22, Brad Layland on The Relational Approach to Fundraising

Special Episode #22, Brad Layland on The Relational Approach to Fundraising

Hey Success School Makers!

Are you having a hard time hitting your fundraising goal?

Tune in now as Mr. Brad Layland, CEO of The Focus Group, shares how a  relational approach to fundraising helps grow your school's funding and build long-term relationships with donors.

#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.

Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.

This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.  

Highlights of the Episode

  • [02:10] I'm the CEO of the focus

  • [04:21] Christian Ministry called Young Life

  • [06:11] 250 million campaign that we launched

  • [08:34] you need to raise 275 million

  • [09:37] Or to start a STEM program or Dubai campus

  • [14:19] potential to give a few hundred dollars

  • [15:17] We have to raise $350,000

  • [18:12] donor who was giving you 10,000 a year

  • [20:46] Catholic school had 90% of its students

  • [23:13] divided the football field into a hundred different squares

  • [24:51] That's like $3,000

  • [27:28] January or February of $25,000

  • [32:30] cow crapping on a football field

  • [34:47] we raised 60, $70,000 a year

  • [36:41] Veritas Classical School in St. Augustine

  • [40:11] I was to ask Oprah to give a modest gift to something


YouTube Video Podcast Link:
https://youtu.be/26o75EKhI8g

Dec 30, 202244:24
#047, Chris Wester on The Importance of Branding & Marketing in School Growth

#047, Chris Wester on The Importance of Branding & Marketing in School Growth

"While we want to celebrate our diversity, we also look to see how we can be more appealing to a broader audience."

In this podcast episode, we talk to Chris Wester, the school director at The International School of Minnesota. He shares how he and his team worked on marketing the school effectively as they see branding playing a vital role in their school's growth.

#SchoolSuccess
#SchoolSuccessMakers

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Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector.

Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.

This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.    

Highlights of the Episode

  • [01:59] I was to come visit Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  • [03:27] you guys have crazy winters

  • [04:43] Thought that I was gonna be on E S P

  • [06:18] we have 40 different nations represented at our school

  • [08:24] school really took on borders in 1994

  • [10:51] 170 students and the school world is