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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marty Crawford kickoffs our new podcast season at the start of a new school year! He covers many topics, including TEA ratings, campus construction, safety & security, and much more! Support the show
Alejandra Grijalva - Talks Motivation- Talks With Tyler ISD Podcast Episode 28Tyler ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Alejandra Grijalva discusses her motivation for teaching on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She shares her unique journey and how she became a teacher. We also hear about her passion for students and the one way parents can help teachers support students.Support the show
Tyler ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year La'Shunda Wright discusses her passion for teaching on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She shares why she became a teacher and her beliefs about teaching. She takes us into her classroom and describes what a day is like with her students.Support the show
Tyler ISD Director of Health Services Rachel Barber discusses workplace wellness on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She outlines how Tyler ISD provides opportunities for staff to work on wellness goals. She shares helpful tips and resources to support employees and explains different ways to get involved and join in the fun to make healthier choices.Support the show
Tyler ISD Deputy Superintendent of Administration Dr. Lance Groppel discusses his role with the district on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. As a new Tyler ISD leadership team member, he shares his educational background and what attracted him to want to join the school district. He explains his role and educational priorities for the upcoming school year. Support the show
Summer is here! What are you going to do with the kids each week? Mentoring Alliance Regional Vice President Preston Reece shares summer camp information in this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. He explains how students have fun, exciting experiences during the day, including games, art, and creative, unique reading and math refreshers. Reece shares the enrollment process and junior counselor and counselor opportunities for older students.Support the show
In this special episode, District Manager of Temporary Personnel Meika Fallon shares the volunteer opportunities available throughout the District on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She explains the different types of people interested in volunteering and where the needs are. The application process is also explained.Support the show
In this episode, Coordinator of Elementary Programming Gretchen Nabi shares the benefits of the Tyler ISD Pre-K program on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She shares the advantages of students attending Pre-K before Kindergarten. There are also many opportunities to grow developmentally in the program. Qualification and registration information are discussed.Support the show (
In this special episode, Head Start Director Brandy Holland shares the unique opportunities for students enrolled in the Tyler ISD Head Start program on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. She shares the particular qualifications of the Head Start staff and the program's features. There are also many benefits offered to support families in the program. Qualification and registration information are discussed. Support the show (
John Tyler High School alumnus and successful business entrepreneur, Jerry Palmer, talks about his incredible journey and life lessons on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. In addition to establishing the Ben Brown Honorary Scholarship, with the help of The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) for future Tyler ISD graduates, Jerry shares how Mr. Brown, his former high school counselor, gave him career counseling that forever changed his future path. He shares the many struggles he had to overcome to reach his college and career goals and, at the same time, his will and determination to make it all a reality.   The Ben Brown Honorary Scholarship will award low to moderate-income students from Tyler High School and Tyler Legacy High School who hope to attend The University of Texas.Support the show (
ECHS Principal Amanda Hortman shares the unique opportunities for students who attend Early College High School on this episode of Talks with Tyler ISD. As the #1 high school in East Texas, students earn their associate's degree from Tyler Junior College at the same time they are earning their high school diploma. That's a $30,000 value for free! Hortman shares the many college degree offerings and unique educational atmosphere. Application information is also explained.Support the show (
In this special episode, we sit down with Tyler ISD Foundation Executive Director Suzette Farr to talk about the resources the foundation provides to the school district. Grants for teacher ideas, student scholarships, and the ways families and community members can get involved are some of the many topics discussed.Support the show (
CTE Work-Based Learning Coordinator Jessica Brown shares internship opportunities for high schoolers on episode 17 of Talks with Tyler ISD. Students have real-world experiences in many professions. Student success stories are shared as well as information for local businesses to participate.Support the show (
Tyler ISD has a long-standing partnership with Tyler Junior College. TJC President, Dr. Juan E. Mejia, talks about the college-going culture of the school district. Dual credit, Early College High School, and TJC Promise Scholars are some of the free college opportunities he shares with viewers that save students and parents as much as $36,000!Support the show
We're well underway to a new school year, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marty Crawford talks about where we're headed. Student success, decisions in Austin, and the guidance of the Tyler ISD School Board are all up for discussion.Support the show (
On this special episode, we sit down with Tyler ISD graduate James Mobley to talk about his new book, We Didn’t Have Much. Mobley grew up on the north side of Tyler with six siblings, raised by a single mom. He went on to attend Southern Methodist University, where he played football and majored in business. His new book reflects some of the challenges he faced in his childhood and encourages children from similar backgrounds to overcome the odds and become successful.Support the show (
Need something fun and active for your child to do this summer?! Then listen to this episode as Jennifer talks with Tyler ISD Athletics Director Greg Priest about all the opportunities available at summer sports camps. We also learn a little bit about Greg and his coaching background, and what brought him to Tyler ISD. To learn more about athletics summer camps, visit the Tyler ISD Athletics website.Support the show
What a year it has been! From COVID to Snowmageddon (or SNOWVID), Tyler ISD has continued to achieve successful student outcomes despite all the challenges. Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford joins us to recap what we've accomplished during 2020-2021 and what the school district plans for the future. Support the show (
On today's episode, Jennifer talks with Suzette Farr of The Mentoring Alliance about upcoming summer camps available for your kids. Suzette is an award-winning philanthropist and marketing professional. She'll share some of the opportunities these camps offer and how they will contribute to each child's personal and educational growth.Support the show (
Jennifer talks with Gary Brown about the Career and Technical Educational pathways available at Tyler ISD. Gary Brown is the Executive Director of the Tyler ISD Career & Technology Center, where high school students in our district come to take specific classes geared towards their academic and career goals. Gary shares with us how the CTE program prepares college-bound students and those going straight into the workforce after they graduate.Support the show (
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