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Sharon Jones: Getting Girls Interested in STEM, Consulting, & the Dottie Rose Foundation

Sharon Jones: Getting Girls Interested in STEM, Consulting, & the Dottie Rose Foundation

April 27, 2019

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Sharon Jones is the founder and CEO of the dot.consulting company and The Dottie Rose Foundation, where she leads and implements technology-focused education and innovation. She is focused on getting girls interested in STEM career fields - Just check out her Dottie Rose Foundation.

Dr. Jones has found her passion in education and has served as a Career and Technical Education teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Wake County Schools as well as a Senior Technical Trainer with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).

Additionally, she is a well-known industry teacher, trainer, and mentor working for organizations with like-minded missions and has taught courses in computer programming, web design, eCommerce, Computer Science Principles and SAS programming.

Sharon has presented and been published nationally and internationally on data analytics, educational practices, and technology.

Her book "A Recipe for Success Using SAS University: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project" is being used in curriculum and classrooms around the country. She has more books coming soon.

Lots to learn today!

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Connect with Sharon Jones:


Phone: 704.301.9397

Email: sharon@thedotconsulting.co





Length - 1:10:56

Tim Helms: Teaching, Learning, and a Family of Teachers - 242

Tim Helms: Teaching, Learning, and a Family of Teachers - 242

April 19, 2019

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Tim Helms, Sr. is in his 41st year in education in Georgia (US). He was a high school science teacher, head football coach and an athletic director. He has served as a principal at all three levels, including high school principal at Thomasville and Cairo High Schools, Georgia. He also served as the assistant superintendent of human resources for Houston County Schools in middle Georgia, and as a school improvement specialist with Middle Georgia RESA before returning to southwest Georgia.

He also is a high school football referee and a baseball umpire.

Tim is a graduate of Florida State University, received his masters in School Administration from Valdosta State University, and his Specialist Degree in Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University. He is an inaugural graduate of the Superintendent Professional Development Program with the Georgia Association of School Superintendents (GSSA) and was recognized as a distinguished principal in the state of Georgia in 2008.

Additionally, Tim is married to Lois and they have two children. Both of their children, Tim, Jr. and Kelli, are teachers. Wait till you hear Tim talk about how he discovered that his children are fifth generation teachers. Awesome!

Lots to learn from Tim.

Thanks for listening.


Length - 50:15

Marc Griffiths and “Get Out Your Box” - 241

Marc Griffiths and “Get Out Your Box” - 241

April 11, 2019

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Marc Griffiths is an award-winning ventriloquist, an engaging motivational speaker, and the author of the books "Get Happy: Make Your Dreams Come True Now!" and Dream Stealer. He has addressed more than 1,000,000 people in 5,000 talks worldwide. He works with children and adults.

You will love his message of "Get Out Your Box!"

As a Keynote speaker he has researched, written and spoken for 25 years, speaking to all types of audiences on the subjects of Happiness, Personal and Professional Development. Self-Esteem, Goals and Dream achievement.

He and his puppets have now brought hope and happiness to over a million children—including four of his own!

Originally from the UK, Marc speaks internationally but now lives in the USA with his wife and four children.

It was a lot of fun talking with Marc. 

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Length - 59:28

Todd Whitaker talks about his book Dealing With Difficult Parents - 240

Todd Whitaker talks about his book Dealing With Difficult Parents - 240

April 6, 2019

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Todd Whitaker talks with me about teaching teachers and school-based administrators how to work with and talk with parents. His book "Dealing With Difficult Parents" (Routledge, 2016) written with Douglas J. Fiore is an awesome tool that every educator should take time to read and put into practice. Our discussion focuses on practical techniques that you will find helpful.

Todd is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. He has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.

Prior to moving into higher education, he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.

One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 50 books including the national bestseller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include 75 Ways to Be a Better Teacher Tomorrow, Ten-Minute Inservice, Your First Year, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, 5o Ways to Improve Student Behavior, Classroom Management From the Ground Up and Dealing With Difficult Parents.

Todd is married to Beth, also a former teacher and principal, who is currently a faculty member of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. They are the parents of three children; Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison.

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 Connect with Todd:



Email: t-whitaker@indstate.edu




Length - 59:38

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