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MI SoundBoard

MISoundBoardA twice-a-month podcast where Executive Director Don Wotruba sits down and talks with education professionals in an ongoing conversation on the current state of education in Michigan and nationwide.

Since it's launch MI SoundBoard has been recognized by the Michigan Society of Association Executives as an award-winning member engagement resource for those interested in education in Michigan and nationwide.

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Episode 96—Mallory DePrekel, M.N.M., Communities In Schools Michigan

Episode 95—Bob Dwan, CFO, SFO, Michigan School Business Officials

Episode 94—Rebekah Schipper, M.Ed., Opportunity Thrive

Episode 93—Mark Uyl, Michigan High School Athletic Association

Episode 92—Leah Porter, 2021-2022 Michigan Teacher of the Year

Episode 91—MELG Directors

Episode 90—Edward Manuszak, Superintendent, Dundee Community Schools

Episode 89—Kyle Guerrant, Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations, Michigan Department of Education

Episode 88—Kevin Polston, Ed.S., Chair, Student Recovery Advisory Council of Michigan

Episode 87—Greg Sieszputowski, M.Ed., Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search Services and Jay Bennett, M.Ed., Assistant Director of Executive Search Services

Episode 86—Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, Esq., Chief Transformation Officer, National School Boards Association

Episode 85—Commissioner Rebecca Szetela, Vice Chair of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Episode 84—Steve Privasky, SET SEG

Episode 83—Chip Slaven, Chief Advocacy Officer, National School Boards Association

Episode 82—Brandy Johnson, Education Workforce Policy Advisor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Kevin Polston, Superintendent of Godfrey-Lee Public Schools and Chair of the Student Recovery Advisory Council

Episode 81—Beth Bullion, Director of the Office of Education for the Michigan State Budget Office and Jennifer Smith, Director of Government Relations, MASB

Episode 80—Jennifer Smith, Director of Government Relations, MASB

Episode 79—Jacob DeDecker and Erica Tobe, MSU Extension Children & Youth Institute

Episode 78—MELG Directors

2020 Episodes

2019 Episodes

2018 Episodes

2017 Episodes