MI SoundBoard

MISoundBoardA twice-a-month podcast where Executive Director Don Wotruba sits down and talks with education professionals in an ongoing conversation on the current state of education in Michigan and nationwide.

Since it's launch MI SoundBoard has been recognized by the Michigan Society of Association Executives as an award-winning member engagement resource for those interested in education in Michigan and nationwide.

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Episode 80—Jennifer Smith, Director of Government Relations, MASB

Episode 79—Jacob DeDecker and Erica Tobe, MSU Extension Children & Youth Institute

Episode 78—MELG Directors

Episode 77—Owen Bondono, 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year

Episode 76—State Board of Education President Casandra Ulbrich, Ph.D., (D-Dearborn)

Episode 75—MASB Legal Counsel Brad Banasik, J.D.

Episode 74—MASB President Jill Fennessy and Director Holly Spencer

Episode 73—2020 MASB Annual Leadership Conference keynote speaker Anthony Muhammad, Ph.D.

Episode 72—2020 MASB Annual Leadership Conference keynote speaker Dominique Smith, Ed.D.

Episode 71—AFT Michigan Vice President David Hecker

Episode 70—Public education leaders from Jackson Public Schools and Dearborn Heights School District #7

Episode 69—Tina Kerr, Ph.D., Executive Director, Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

Episode 68—Kathleen Moore and Blake Prewitt, Ed.S., Lakeview School District

Episode 67—Maddie Wotruba

Episode 66—Greg Rokisky and Debbie Stair, MASB's Get on Board Campaign

Episode 65—High Schoolers From Around the State

Episode 64—MELG Education Leaders Roundtable

Episode 63—Tim Averill, SET SEG

Episode 62—Special Episode, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

Episode 61, MASB President Matthew Showalter and MASB President-Elect Jill Fennessy

Episode 60, Vice President Patrick Dean and Safety and Training Director Fred Doelker, Dean Transportation

Episode 59, Marcy Peake, M.A., LPC, NCC, CFLE, Director of Diversity and Community Outreach Initiatives for Western Michigan University's College of Education

Episode 58, COVID-19 Special Edition With Brad Banasik, J.D., MASB Legal Counsel and Director of Labor Relations/Policy and Jennifer Smith, MASB Director of Government Relations

Episode 57, Brandy Johnson, Policy Advisor for Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Office

Episode 56, Kyle Guerrant, MDE Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations

Episode 55, State Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis

Episode 54, Adam Zemke, President and Lindsay Case Palsrok, Executive Director, Launch Michigan

Episode 53, John VanWagoner II, M.Ed., Superintendent, Alpena Public Schools

2019 Episodes

2018 Episodes

2017 Episodes