Conversations with Mike
Dr. Michael Meissen spotlights the opening of Liberty Middle School on this edition of Conversations with Mike. His guest include James Hunter, Principal of Liberty, Samantha Ryan, a math teacher at Liberty, Anthony Ruela, Regional Director for the district, and Natalie Shaw, an 8th grade student at Liberty.
This edition of Conversations with Mike spotlights teachers in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schoools. Superintendent Dr. Michael Meissen speaks with Mark Trzeiciak, teacher at West Middle School and Dan Young, teacher at Pioneer Middle School. Mark is a teacher at West Middle School in the STEM program. He recently went to Malta to share his work utilizing a 3D printer in the classroom. Dan is a Physical Education Teacher. He also coaches in the district and was recently named the Director of the Community Education Basketball League that is offered through the district.
Great teachers inspire, mentor, motivate, and encourage a love for learning. Dan and Mark represent the great teachers all throughout the district.
Dr. Michael Meissen, Superintendent of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, hosts a special show focused on the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Early Childhood Education programs and the new Allen Early Learning Academy. His special guests are Corrin Stamatakos, a member of the district’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee and a strong advocate of pre-school education, and Nick Brandon, Director of Communications for the district.
They talked about the Board of Education’s decision to repurpose Allen and the exciting early childhood programs the district is offering.
The show will air Tuesday June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28 at 5:40 p.m.
Dr. Meissen interviews State Representative Kurt Heise and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education Member Sheila Paton about school funding and Proposal 1. They discussed the financial challenges faced by the district, the Governor’s budget plan, and how the budget is finalized. They also talked about the impact of Proposal A and the possibility of updating Proposal A.
While the majority of the interview focuses on school funding they also discussed Proposal 1. Voters will choose whether to support Proposal 1 on May 5. If passed it will increase money available for road repairs, local governments and schools.
The interviews will air on April 21, 28 and May 5, at 5:40 p.m.