Saturday, September 16, 2017

Women In STEM with Cassandra Reese



On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I hangout with Cassandra Reese and we chat about her experiences as a woman in STEM. 

Cassandra Reese received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of San Diego in 2014. She then moved to Hattiesburg, MS in fall 2014 to pursue her Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Derek Patton at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her works focuses on polymer surfaces, which can be applicable to a variety of applications (tunable adhesives, flexible electronics, antiwetting surfaces). Cassandra is strongly involved in campus and community outreach activities. Specifically, Cassandra served as the President for the Women in Science and Organization (WISE) organization at USM from 2016-2017, and the Vice President from 2017-present. The mission of WISE at USM is to retain and empower women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by offering mentoring, support, and inspiration. During her WISE presidency, she was involved in submitting a grant through USM Foundation, titled “Retention of Women in STEM”, which ultimately got funded. This grant allowed the WISE officers to host their 1st Annual WISE Conference: WISE with RISE, The Power of You!

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Business of You: Owning Your Career with Lakrisha Davis, MBA




On this episode, I hangout with Lakrisha Davis and we chat about how to take charge of your career.

As a Career Coach, Success Mentor, and Speaker, Lakrisha helps ambitious career hunters navigate the corporate landscape in order to create the life and career they’ve always dreamed of.

She has worked in the corporate arena for over 10 years, with experience in the areas of legal compliance, corporate governance, and human resources. ​

Years ago, Lakrisha felt as though her career was at a standstill. She just couldn’t find a satisfying or lucrative enough career no matter how hard she tried. She was barely making it financially, and felt empty going into work everyday because she knew she had a greater calling.

Like many other job seekers, Lakrisha had done everything right: graduated college with high honors, gained valuable experience and always made a good impression. She started to feel like her only option was to settle because life seemed to be throwing her nothing but lemons. Deep down she knew she deserved better.

Eventually, Lakrisha decided that enough is enough. She was determined to turn things around and put every ounce of her energy into creating the career and life that she loved.

In just 4 weeks, she had secured her dream position, and more than doubled her salary. She was astounded. Lakrisha knew that she wanted to share what she'd learned with other women. ​ 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Genius Hour with Jacqueline Rose




On this episode, I hangout with Jacqueline Rose and we chat about bringing Genius Hour to your classroom.

Jacqueline Rose is an Educational Technology Specialist in Fort Worth ISD. She is incredibly passionate about student-led learning, which led her to fall in love with Genius Hour. This, along with connecting teachers/students to the awesomeness the world (and its people) has to offer, has truly transformed her educational approach. She is a connected educator, a constant learner, and empathy-based practices are my jam.

You can find her on Twitter/Instagram/Periscope/Snapchat at . Hit her up with any and all questions about getting the above mentioned practices started!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The CEO of You with Koereyelle



On this episode, I hangout with Koereyelle and we chat about her journey from elementary school teacher to author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and boss!

Koereyelle made her mark in 2011 when she founded The Single Wives Club, an education and empowerment organization that inspires single ladies to become better women before becoming wives. She has truly become the voice for single women, representing the “new single woman” who wants love and marriage, but has not detoured her focus from her education and career. She's an International Speaker and educator who's been featured nationally by ESSENCE Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, MadameNoire, Rolling Out, NBC and many more for her empowerment projects. She is also the creator of the Inner Circle, a professional mentoring program for women entrepreneurs. Most recently, she's added Author to her resumĂ© with the release of her debut title, WERK101: Get-Your-Life-Together Guide and sophomore project Confessions of a WERKaholic: Success Secrets for Fearless Female Entrepreneurs. She is on a mission to show women all over the world that they can have whatever they want

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Podcast And The Educator with Sarah Lalonde



On this episode, I hangout with Sarah Lalonde and we chat about podcasting and how podcasts are a great way to learn, connect, and expand our worldview.
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Sarah Anne Lalonde is a second year Teacher Candidate studying at The University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. However, she is more than just a teacher in training... Sarah writes blogs for www.voiced.ca and broadcasts her podcast on VoicEd Radio all while being their Community Manager (@voicedcanada). She is the host of her own bilingual podcast called Que sera Sarah?  and is empowered by connecting with educators. She looks to inspire teacher candidates to get involved and educate other on the reality of being a teacher candidate in 2017. Her passions include sketchnoting and graphic design. She is also an active member of social media and would love to become a member for your PLN, follow her here: @sarahlalondee. This teacher candidate is also qualified as a Level 2 Google Educator ! To learn more about her, please check out her website here: www.sarahannelalonde.com.

Blending It Up In An iPad Classroom with Kristin Ziemke






On this episode, I hangout with Kristin Ziemke and we chat about iPads in a blended learning classroom.

Kristin Ziemke is an urban educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin collaborates with organizations around the world to develop learning experiences that redefine school. Currently serving as a resident teacher and learning innovation specialist for the Big Shoulders Fund, Kristin has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, Chicago Public Schools Tech Innovator of the Year, National Board Certified Teacher and Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is currently writing her third book and her work has been featured by Apple, EdWeek, Mindshift and Scholastic.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Connected and Empowered Learning with Valerie Lewis




On this episode, I hangout with Valerie Lewis and we chat about how to use technology to amplify student voices. We also talk about PasstheScopeEdu and how educators can use live streaming to share their stories. 

Valerie Lewis is dedicated to the transformation of learning through engaging and creative activities for ALL students. Today’s classroom has not varied much from classrooms 100 years ago--- that is problematic! We are still behind many other countries and we should be leading the way.
She grew up in Miami, FL and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Oakwood University and a Master’s in Special Education from Howard University. She currently resides and teaches High School Language Arts in Georgia. She is a wife and mother of 3 beautiful souls.
Her belief is that critical learning possibilities should be activated in order to prepare students for NOW skills.  This will enable them to compete on a global scale! Students need to lift their voice and advocate for themselves but this skill should be modeled and taught. Lessons should be student-centered and not mainly based upon the teacher’s interests. In this manner, cater to a variety of learning styles. Valerie is an encourager and motivator and has the mentality that the TEAM is better together.

In order to strengthen the team, she understands that learning MUST be personalized for the teacher and the student alike in order to create IMPACT. The formula should always be ONE SIZE FITS...ONE! Her mission is to show that learning is a daring lifelong journey but ultimately…TRANSFORMS.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Start That Podcast with Don Wettrick



On this episode, I hangout with Don Wettrick and we chat about podcasting, innovation in education and why educators should dive right in and start their own podcast.

Don Wettrick is the founder of StartEdUp, author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level” and Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, central IN. Don is known for his award-winning work as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Call with Ahyiana Angel



On this episode, I hangout with Ahyiana Angel of Switch, Pivot, or Quit and we chat about people answering the call to live their best lives. 

Ahyiana is an author and the Switch, Pivot or Quit podcast host, affectionately known to many as the Chief Encourager. However, by design, Ahyiana is a creator. Creator of a buzz worthy jewelry line featured by Vogue magazine and worn by Pop Icon BeyoncĂ©, creator of a debut novel worthy of traditional publishing, and creator of a stellar career in publicity having worked with one of the top sports entertainment leagues, the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ultimately, one of her proudest accomplishments is creating an environment where others find encouragement as a result of her positive energy, skill, and fearless attitude. 

Ahyiana is a seasoned executor who eventually blocked out the world’s ideas of success, quit her highly coveted position at the NBA, moved to London and traveled the world for a stint, then followed her passion in writing to find her purpose in encouragement. Mastering the art of note-worthy ideation, Ahyiana taps into her more than 12 years of professional business marketing experience to lend her thoughts on professional development, digital marketing, contemporary brand styling, personal development and more.

In addition to her extensive professional background, Ahyiana has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. 

She has been featured on Essence.com, xoJane.com, LifeHacker.com, Ebony.com, ForHarriet.com and Travel Noire among others. 

This girl loves traveling. From frolicking in the Caribbean sands to embarking on new cultural adventures in Morocco, Ahyiana lives for exploration.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Video, Business, Branding, and Fried Chicken with Suzanne Nguyen



On this episode, I hangout with Suzanne Nguyen, AKA StringStory, and we chat about video, business, branding, and fried chicken. 

Suzanne “String” Nguyen  is a curious geek of the future, online she is known as StringStory, where she threads the dots of communication and tech. So far, she has visited over 3 continents and over 15 cities. “String” is also the producer of this year’s Shorty Awards Best Snapchat channel “Women In Tech”

String is a creative tech strategist and video producer, and in 2017, has created over 200 videos. Follow String as she travels around the world for tech and fried chicken.

Facebook: StringStory
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Twitter: @StringStory