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This is Talk Sup – a podcast that listens to superintendents. We connect superintendents to their communities by listening to their priorities, challenges, and what motivates them personally. Hosted by Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder of Listenwise, an award-winning listening skills company for middle and high schools. Get a free 30-day trial at Listenwise.com.

Latest Episodes

Episode 16: Superintendent Angelica Ramsey - Pleasant Valley School District, CA

Dr. Angelica M. Ramsey has served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Pleasant Valley School District since July 2016. Under her leadership, PVSD created and published a three-year strategic plan entitled Vision 2020: Excellence for All. The plan outlined newly formulated goals, articulated commitments aligned to LCAP priorities, and identified specific strategies to meet goals. Dr. Ramsey holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, an educational specialist degree in teaching and learning from Liberty University, and a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Liberty University.

9 min2019 MAR 24
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Episode 16: Superintendent Angelica Ramsey - Pleasant Valley School District, CA

Episode 15: Superintendent Katie McNamara - South Bay Union School District, CA

Dr. Katie McNamara has served as the Superintendent of the South Bay Union School District since July 2013. Prior to her appointment, Dr. McNamara served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services in the Solana Beach School District and as a Principal in the Del Mar Union School District. She began her teaching career in 1986 in the Riverside Unified School District where she worked for fifteen years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. Dr. McNamara has held leadership positions on several education-related organizations, including the Association of California School Administrators. Her positions have included Vice President of Legislative Action and Co-Chair of the statewide Superintendency Council. In 2018, she was named Region 18 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.

12 min2019 MAR 10
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Episode 15: Superintendent Katie McNamara - South Bay Union School District, CA

Episode 14: Superintendent Denise Coleman - Union School District, CA - Talk Sup

Denise Coleman has served as the Superintendent of Union School District in San Jose since 2015. The district runs six elementary schools and two middle schools and serves 5,900 students in San Jose and Los Gatos. Prior, she worked for 24 years in the neighboring Moreland School District, where she was assistant superintendent of educational services for six years. She also worked as an assistant superintendent of human resources, director in business, principal, and teacher in Moreland, giving her an extensive background working in different departments. Denise earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from San Jose State University.

11 min2019 FEB 24
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Episode 14: Superintendent Denise Coleman - Union School District, CA - Talk Sup

Episode 13: Superintendent Barbara Nemko - Napa County Office of Education - Talk Sup

Dr. Barbara Nemko was reelected in June, 2018 for her sixth term as Napa County Superintendent of Schools. Barbara is passionate about helping teachers and administrators to implement digital resources to close the achievement gap, and has spearheaded a very successful countywide program that put iPads in the hands of preschool English learners. This program won the Collaboration Nation grand prize in 2015 and the ACSA Family Engagement award in 2016.

8 min2019 FEB 10
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Episode 13: Superintendent Barbara Nemko - Napa County Office of Education - Talk Sup

Episode 12: Superintendent Jerry Almendarez - Colton Joint Unified School District - Talk Sup

Jerry Almendarez is superintendent of the Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, the same district where he grew up. He graduated high school and began his career in education as a math teacher before moving on to other positions including high school principal and assistant superintendent of Human Resources before becoming superintendent eight years ago.

9 min2019 JAN 27
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Episode 12: Superintendent Jerry Almendarez - Colton Joint Unified School District - Talk Sup

Episode 11: Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora - Moreno Valley Unified School District, CA

During his 35-year career in education, Dr. Martinrex Kedziora has worked for a number of school districts in a variety of roles: He served as a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels, vice principal, principal, special-education coordinator, and director of professional development and middle-grades curriculum and instruction. He served as Chief Academic Officer at MVUSD for six years before being appointed Superintendent by the School Board, effective Feb. 1, 2017. Dr. Kedziora makes his home in Moreno Valley and has been active in the community for more than 25 years.

10 min2019 JAN 13
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Episode 11: Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora - Moreno Valley Unified School District, CA

Episode 10 - Superintendent Winfred Roberson - Glendale Unified School District - Talk Sup

Dr. Winfred Roberson is the Superintendent of Glendale USD in California, where he oversees 33 schools and more than 25,000 students. Nine GUSD schools have earned the U.S. Office of Education’s highest designation, the National Blue Ribbon. Additionally, 26 GUSD schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and 17 of the district’s 18 Title I schools have been named Title I Achieving Schools. GUSD has been named an Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll District for three consecutive years. Dr. Roberson has served in this position since April 1, 2016. Prior to taking on this role, he served as superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District for six years.

10 min2018 NOV 4
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Episode 10 - Superintendent Winfred Roberson - Glendale Unified School District - Talk Sup

Episode 9 - Superintendent David Feliciano - La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools - Talk Sup

David has worked in education for 16 years. He began his career as a network technician at the Orange County Department of Education and soon moved on to become the Director of Technology at a mid-sized elementary school district. In 2012, David began work as a Chief Business Official and in 2018, after four years with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, was selected to be the district's new superintendent. He is one of a handful of superintendents in the state to have come from the business side of the school district, rather than the classroom. David lives in San Diego with his wife and four children (ages eight, six, four, and two). He believes his role as a father, more than anything else, informs his work as a superintendent.

11 min2018 OCT 21
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Episode 9 - Superintendent David Feliciano - La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools - Talk Sup

Episode 8 - Superintendent Judy White - Riverside County Superintendent of Schools - Talk Sup

Dr. Judy D. White serves as the 12th Riverside County Superintendent of Schools. Previously, she has worked as a classified educator, teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent in San Bernardino City Unified School District and Superintendent of Moreno Valley Unified School District. The community calls her a “history maker and stereotype breaker” because of the numerous recognitions and accomplishments she has earned. To name a few, Moreno Valley 2014 Citizen of the Year, Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 2016 Community Member of the Year, Labor Management 2015 Collaborator, and NAACP 2015 Educator of the Year. She is the current Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 19 Superintendent of the Year and California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) 2017 Superintendent of the Year.

10 min2018 OCT 4
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Episode 8 - Superintendent Judy White - Riverside County Superintendent of Schools - Talk Sup

Episode 7 - Superintendent Jeff Harding - Mountain View Los Altos School District - Talk Sup

Dr. Jeff Harding has served as Superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos School District since July 1, 2015. Previously, he was the Superintendent for the Healdsburg Unified School District for 7 years. He began his career teaching environmental education and mathematics. He later served as Assistant Principal at Drake High School in Marin County and as the founding Principal of Windsor High School where he launched the progressive integrated studies program. As an adjunct faculty member at Sonoma State University, he helped to prepare aspiring school principals as educational leaders.

11 min2018 SEP 23
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Episode 7 - Superintendent Jeff Harding - Mountain View Los Altos School District - Talk Sup

Latest Episodes

Episode 16: Superintendent Angelica Ramsey - Pleasant Valley School District, CA

Dr. Angelica M. Ramsey has served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Pleasant Valley School District since July 2016. Under her leadership, PVSD created and published a three-year strategic plan entitled Vision 2020: Excellence for All. The plan outlined newly formulated goals, articulated commitments aligned to LCAP priorities, and identified specific strategies to meet goals. Dr. Ramsey holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, an educational specialist degree in teaching and learning from Liberty University, and a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Liberty University.

9 min2019 MAR 24
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Episode 16: Superintendent Angelica Ramsey - Pleasant Valley School District, CA

Episode 15: Superintendent Katie McNamara - South Bay Union School District, CA

Dr. Katie McNamara has served as the Superintendent of the South Bay Union School District since July 2013. Prior to her appointment, Dr. McNamara served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services in the Solana Beach School District and as a Principal in the Del Mar Union School District. She began her teaching career in 1986 in the Riverside Unified School District where she worked for fifteen years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. Dr. McNamara has held leadership positions on several education-related organizations, including the Association of California School Administrators. Her positions have included Vice President of Legislative Action and Co-Chair of the statewide Superintendency Council. In 2018, she was named Region 18 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.

12 min2019 MAR 10
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Episode 15: Superintendent Katie McNamara - South Bay Union School District, CA

Episode 14: Superintendent Denise Coleman - Union School District, CA - Talk Sup

Denise Coleman has served as the Superintendent of Union School District in San Jose since 2015. The district runs six elementary schools and two middle schools and serves 5,900 students in San Jose and Los Gatos. Prior, she worked for 24 years in the neighboring Moreland School District, where she was assistant superintendent of educational services for six years. She also worked as an assistant superintendent of human resources, director in business, principal, and teacher in Moreland, giving her an extensive background working in different departments. Denise earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from San Jose State University.

11 min2019 FEB 24
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Episode 14: Superintendent Denise Coleman - Union School District, CA - Talk Sup

Episode 13: Superintendent Barbara Nemko - Napa County Office of Education - Talk Sup

Dr. Barbara Nemko was reelected in June, 2018 for her sixth term as Napa County Superintendent of Schools. Barbara is passionate about helping teachers and administrators to implement digital resources to close the achievement gap, and has spearheaded a very successful countywide program that put iPads in the hands of preschool English learners. This program won the Collaboration Nation grand prize in 2015 and the ACSA Family Engagement award in 2016.

8 min2019 FEB 10
Comments
Episode 13: Superintendent Barbara Nemko - Napa County Office of Education - Talk Sup

Episode 12: Superintendent Jerry Almendarez - Colton Joint Unified School District - Talk Sup

Jerry Almendarez is superintendent of the Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, the same district where he grew up. He graduated high school and began his career in education as a math teacher before moving on to other positions including high school principal and assistant superintendent of Human Resources before becoming superintendent eight years ago.

9 min2019 JAN 27
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Episode 12: Superintendent Jerry Almendarez - Colton Joint Unified School District - Talk Sup

Episode 11: Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora - Moreno Valley Unified School District, CA

During his 35-year career in education, Dr. Martinrex Kedziora has worked for a number of school districts in a variety of roles: He served as a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels, vice principal, principal, special-education coordinator, and director of professional development and middle-grades curriculum and instruction. He served as Chief Academic Officer at MVUSD for six years before being appointed Superintendent by the School Board, effective Feb. 1, 2017. Dr. Kedziora makes his home in Moreno Valley and has been active in the community for more than 25 years.

10 min2019 JAN 13
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Episode 11: Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora - Moreno Valley Unified School District, CA

Episode 10 - Superintendent Winfred Roberson - Glendale Unified School District - Talk Sup

Dr. Winfred Roberson is the Superintendent of Glendale USD in California, where he oversees 33 schools and more than 25,000 students. Nine GUSD schools have earned the U.S. Office of Education’s highest designation, the National Blue Ribbon. Additionally, 26 GUSD schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and 17 of the district’s 18 Title I schools have been named Title I Achieving Schools. GUSD has been named an Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll District for three consecutive years. Dr. Roberson has served in this position since April 1, 2016. Prior to taking on this role, he served as superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District for six years.

10 min2018 NOV 4
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Episode 10 - Superintendent Winfred Roberson - Glendale Unified School District - Talk Sup

Episode 9 - Superintendent David Feliciano - La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools - Talk Sup

David has worked in education for 16 years. He began his career as a network technician at the Orange County Department of Education and soon moved on to become the Director of Technology at a mid-sized elementary school district. In 2012, David began work as a Chief Business Official and in 2018, after four years with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, was selected to be the district's new superintendent. He is one of a handful of superintendents in the state to have come from the business side of the school district, rather than the classroom. David lives in San Diego with his wife and four children (ages eight, six, four, and two). He believes his role as a father, more than anything else, informs his work as a superintendent.

11 min2018 OCT 21
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Episode 9 - Superintendent David Feliciano - La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools - Talk Sup

Episode 8 - Superintendent Judy White - Riverside County Superintendent of Schools - Talk Sup

Dr. Judy D. White serves as the 12th Riverside County Superintendent of Schools. Previously, she has worked as a classified educator, teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent in San Bernardino City Unified School District and Superintendent of Moreno Valley Unified School District. The community calls her a “history maker and stereotype breaker” because of the numerous recognitions and accomplishments she has earned. To name a few, Moreno Valley 2014 Citizen of the Year, Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 2016 Community Member of the Year, Labor Management 2015 Collaborator, and NAACP 2015 Educator of the Year. She is the current Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 19 Superintendent of the Year and California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) 2017 Superintendent of the Year.

10 min2018 OCT 4
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Episode 8 - Superintendent Judy White - Riverside County Superintendent of Schools - Talk Sup

Episode 7 - Superintendent Jeff Harding - Mountain View Los Altos School District - Talk Sup

Dr. Jeff Harding has served as Superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos School District since July 1, 2015. Previously, he was the Superintendent for the Healdsburg Unified School District for 7 years. He began his career teaching environmental education and mathematics. He later served as Assistant Principal at Drake High School in Marin County and as the founding Principal of Windsor High School where he launched the progressive integrated studies program. As an adjunct faculty member at Sonoma State University, he helped to prepare aspiring school principals as educational leaders.

11 min2018 SEP 23
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Episode 7 - Superintendent Jeff Harding - Mountain View Los Altos School District - Talk Sup
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