Week 2 of the Catholic School Matters podcast (Season Two) kicked off Monday, September 4th, with another 5 episodes featuring people in and Catholic education.  Here is the link to the podcast on iTunes.

Episode 61 dropped on Monday and featured Shane Cragun, the co-author of Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption.  Here is the link to my book blog.   Shane and I discuss the nature of disruptions and how the concept applies to Catholic schools.


Episode 62 dropped today and included a great interview with Dr. William Hughes, the Chief Academic Officer of Seton Schools Milwaukee.  Dr. Hughes discusses their attempts to form one school system and the use of data to promote student achievement.


Episode 63 will drop tomorrow, September 6th, and will include an interview with the engaging Carmen Garcia, the Assistant Superintendent in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who is also the Director of Faith Formation.  We discuss the need for faith formation for teachers as well as the joys of leading.


Episode 64 will drop on Thursday, Sep 7th, and will include an engaging talk with Patricia McGann, the outstanding principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Bethesda, Maryland.  Patricia has developed an inclusive model to serve all students and she discusses the reasons for it and the advantages.


The final podcast in the series will feature Lynne Lang, the Director of School Climate in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  This podcast will drop on Friday, September 8th and will feature of discussion of Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline and its place in the Catholic school environment.


These five podcasts are a great sampling of the great ideas flowing in and around Catholic schools.  Take a listen!