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Discussions with Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent.

Latest Episodes

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 5 -Dr. Don Haddad

This months podcast covers the following topics and related questions: Security incidents at various schools in The District, in particular Sunset Middle School and Longmont High School. The Districts position on participating in the creation of an Olympic pool and Hocky Rink (what’s called ‘Pool and Ice by City of Longmont staff). The various specialities that each St. Vrain Valley School District High School focuses on and the philosophy behind why The District approaches it that way. “Late start” and why The District does it from time to time. Some background discussion on the ‘Day of Excellence’ held to show the community the great work The District is up to. Some additional information on the Innovative Business of the Year award that was recently awarded to The District. Why job fairs, bringing high school students into environments also populated with college students helps prepare them for real world jobs. The recent movement by students encouraging a state bill to low...

39 MIN2019 MAR 28
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Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 5 -Dr. Don Haddad

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 4 -Dr. Don Haddad

Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of the St. Vrain Valley School District, sits down for a talk with Scott Converse, Publisher of the Longmont Observer. Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent (Photo by the Longmont Observer) Topics covered in this episode include: The podcast series produced by St. Vrain Valley School District employees called “Vrainwaves”. What is the “Infinite Campus”? What is open enrollment and how does it work? The school district added 6 SRO’s (School Resource Officers, members of the Longmont Police or County Sheriff’s office) to middle and high schools; how’s that going? Thoughts on the recent St. Vrain Valley School District Salary Explorer published by the Longmont Observer, and Dr. Haddad’s thoughts on transparency of the school district’s information. Discussion about a recent Colorado House Bill (17-1375) that changes how mill levy override revenue is distributed to Charter Schools, how that affects Charter Schools and how, or if, it affects neighbo...

49 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 4 -Dr. Don Haddad

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 3 -Dr. Don Haddad

Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent Scott Converse and Don Haddad talk about guns in schools, the AA+ bond rating of the school district, how the latest $260 million bond is being spent and its effects, the fiscal responsibility awards the district wasrecently awarded, the incredible new Innovation Center that the SSVSD just opened, how one of the district’s teachers is a finalist for ‘teacher of the year’ and other topics related to Longmont’s schools. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to supply you with quality, nonpartisan, community-driven, Longmont-focused journalism. But, we need your help. We depend on our members to help us report Longmont news and to keep our journalism available and accessible by all. If you value what we do at the Longmont Observer, please show us with your support. Yes, I'll Donate Today

34 MIN2018 OCT 13
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Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 3 -Dr. Don Haddad

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 2 – St. Vrain Valley Schools Strategic Priorities

The St. Vrain Valley School District Superintendent and the Publisher of the Longmont Observer, Scott Converse, sit down for their monthly podcast. Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent This month’s topic: The SVVSD Strategic Priorities. These basic principles,each discussed in detail, are: Excellent Teachers and Staff Strong/Visionary Leadership School Safety Student Well-Being Outstanding Communication and Community Collaboration Excellence in Technology/Innovation Portfolio of 21st Century Instructional Focus Schools Excellent Standards, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Success For Every Student The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of educating and informing our Longmont community. Click here to Become a Member today

51 MIN2018 JUL 18
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Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 2 – St. Vrain Valley Schools Strategic Priorities

Podcast: An Interview About SRO’s (School Resource Officers) With Chief Mike Butler And Sgt. Craig Mortensen

Sgt. Craig Mortensen and Chief Mike Butler of Longmont’s Public Safety organization sit down with Scott Converse, publisher of the Longmont Observer, and talk about School Resources Officers (SROs), how safe our schools are and what the school district and the police department do to ensure our kids are well taken care of. Some of the areas covered include how often SROs are in the schools, the differences between an SRO and other Longmont police officers, the training SROs get, who pays for the SROs, how they integrate with the schools, the staff and the students, along with several other topics. If you’re interested in how Longmont Schools and our local Police Department work to keep our schools safe, this is well worth watching/listening to. The Longmont Observer does a broad range of podcasts that cover various topics in Longmont Colorado. You can subscribe to our general podcast channel by clicking here. You can also watch this interview as a video on youtube by clicking here...

31 MIN2018 JUN 21
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Podcast: An Interview About SRO’s (School Resource Officers) With Chief Mike Butler And Sgt. Craig Mortensen

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Dr. Don Haddad – Episode 1 – June 7th, 2018

Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent Our first sit down with Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of the St. Vrain Valley School District. This is the first in a series of monthly interviews with Dr. Haddad and covered a broad range of introductory subjects from finances to initiatives to school safety. If you’re interested in having specific questions asked, email the publisher, Scott Converse (scott@longmontobserver.org) and we’ll do our best to fit them into our program. You can find out more about what the St. Vrain Valley School District is doing on their website at: SVVSD.org. Subscribe to all the Longmont Observer Podcasts on iTunes by Clicking Here.

41 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Dr. Don Haddad – Episode 1 – June 7th, 2018
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Latest Episodes

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 5 -Dr. Don Haddad

This months podcast covers the following topics and related questions: Security incidents at various schools in The District, in particular Sunset Middle School and Longmont High School. The Districts position on participating in the creation of an Olympic pool and Hocky Rink (what’s called ‘Pool and Ice by City of Longmont staff). The various specialities that each St. Vrain Valley School District High School focuses on and the philosophy behind why The District approaches it that way. “Late start” and why The District does it from time to time. Some background discussion on the ‘Day of Excellence’ held to show the community the great work The District is up to. Some additional information on the Innovative Business of the Year award that was recently awarded to The District. Why job fairs, bringing high school students into environments also populated with college students helps prepare them for real world jobs. The recent movement by students encouraging a state bill to low...

39 MIN2019 MAR 28
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 5 -Dr. Don Haddad

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 4 -Dr. Don Haddad

Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of the St. Vrain Valley School District, sits down for a talk with Scott Converse, Publisher of the Longmont Observer. Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent (Photo by the Longmont Observer) Topics covered in this episode include: The podcast series produced by St. Vrain Valley School District employees called “Vrainwaves”. What is the “Infinite Campus”? What is open enrollment and how does it work? The school district added 6 SRO’s (School Resource Officers, members of the Longmont Police or County Sheriff’s office) to middle and high schools; how’s that going? Thoughts on the recent St. Vrain Valley School District Salary Explorer published by the Longmont Observer, and Dr. Haddad’s thoughts on transparency of the school district’s information. Discussion about a recent Colorado House Bill (17-1375) that changes how mill levy override revenue is distributed to Charter Schools, how that affects Charter Schools and how, or if, it affects neighbo...

49 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 4 -Dr. Don Haddad

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 3 -Dr. Don Haddad

Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent Scott Converse and Don Haddad talk about guns in schools, the AA+ bond rating of the school district, how the latest $260 million bond is being spent and its effects, the fiscal responsibility awards the district wasrecently awarded, the incredible new Innovation Center that the SSVSD just opened, how one of the district’s teachers is a finalist for ‘teacher of the year’ and other topics related to Longmont’s schools. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to supply you with quality, nonpartisan, community-driven, Longmont-focused journalism. But, we need your help. We depend on our members to help us report Longmont news and to keep our journalism available and accessible by all. If you value what we do at the Longmont Observer, please show us with your support. Yes, I'll Donate Today

34 MIN2018 OCT 13
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 3 -Dr. Don Haddad

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 2 – St. Vrain Valley Schools Strategic Priorities

The St. Vrain Valley School District Superintendent and the Publisher of the Longmont Observer, Scott Converse, sit down for their monthly podcast. Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent This month’s topic: The SVVSD Strategic Priorities. These basic principles,each discussed in detail, are: Excellent Teachers and Staff Strong/Visionary Leadership School Safety Student Well-Being Outstanding Communication and Community Collaboration Excellence in Technology/Innovation Portfolio of 21st Century Instructional Focus Schools Excellent Standards, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Success For Every Student The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of educating and informing our Longmont community. Click here to Become a Member today

51 MIN2018 JUL 18
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Episode 2 – St. Vrain Valley Schools Strategic Priorities

Podcast: An Interview About SRO’s (School Resource Officers) With Chief Mike Butler And Sgt. Craig Mortensen

Sgt. Craig Mortensen and Chief Mike Butler of Longmont’s Public Safety organization sit down with Scott Converse, publisher of the Longmont Observer, and talk about School Resources Officers (SROs), how safe our schools are and what the school district and the police department do to ensure our kids are well taken care of. Some of the areas covered include how often SROs are in the schools, the differences between an SRO and other Longmont police officers, the training SROs get, who pays for the SROs, how they integrate with the schools, the staff and the students, along with several other topics. If you’re interested in how Longmont Schools and our local Police Department work to keep our schools safe, this is well worth watching/listening to. The Longmont Observer does a broad range of podcasts that cover various topics in Longmont Colorado. You can subscribe to our general podcast channel by clicking here. You can also watch this interview as a video on youtube by clicking here...

31 MIN2018 JUN 21
Comments
Podcast: An Interview About SRO’s (School Resource Officers) With Chief Mike Butler And Sgt. Craig Mortensen

Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Dr. Don Haddad – Episode 1 – June 7th, 2018

Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent Our first sit down with Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of the St. Vrain Valley School District. This is the first in a series of monthly interviews with Dr. Haddad and covered a broad range of introductory subjects from finances to initiatives to school safety. If you’re interested in having specific questions asked, email the publisher, Scott Converse (scott@longmontobserver.org) and we’ll do our best to fit them into our program. You can find out more about what the St. Vrain Valley School District is doing on their website at: SVVSD.org. Subscribe to all the Longmont Observer Podcasts on iTunes by Clicking Here.

41 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Podcast: Talk With The Superintendent – Dr. Don Haddad – Episode 1 – June 7th, 2018
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