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TSBA: Your Education Source Podcast

Jan 6, 2022

In today’s episode, I’m speaking with James Pond, President of the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), as he discusses the operation behind Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and how GELF aids in the success of the Imagination Library in Tennessee. GELF equips Tennessee's children with books and...


Nov 30, 2021

In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Jill Pierce as she discusses the importance of technology in schools and how it impacts public education. Jill has served in a technology role for multiple school districts and has recently retired from the role as Chief Technology Officer with McMinn County Schools. During...


Oct 29, 2021

In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Keys Fillauer, 2021 President-Elect and Board Chairman of the Oak Ridge Board of Education, as he discusses the top attributes needed to be an effective board chairman. The chairman carries a heavy responsibility, and certain skills and actions are required in order for the...


Oct 1, 2021

In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Mary Graham, the President and CEO of United Ways of Tennessee and Lead Staff for the Tennessee Afterschool Network, as she discusses the importance of afterschool programs and why the Tennessee Afterschool Network advocates for safe, healthy, and nurturing afterschool...


Aug 27, 2021

Always a crowd favorite, Special Agent Andy Hendrix, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, recently spoke at TSBA’s Summer Law Institute in Gatlinburg about Project iGuardian, an initiative designed to combat the sexual exploitation of children. Based off feedback received, we wanted to re-air our podcast episode...