Square Pizza

Square Pizza

The Square Pizza podcast focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. We host and interview leaders doing incredible work around the country to ensure all students have access to an equitable education. The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers strategic implementation and project management services to schools and education-focused organizations across the country.... Show More

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"Remain in a learning stance and be aware of your bias" Denise Watts
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Welcome back to another episode of the #squarepizzapod - a podcast about making the good things about school - even better. 
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Today's episode is from our interview with Denise Watts. Denise has been a teacher, Principal, and also an Executive Director of Project LIFT, a $55M school turnaround initiative. She now works at the University of Virginia Darde...









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Welcome back to another episode of the square pizza podcast, a podcast about making the good things about school, even better

Today's episode features our interview with Sherrell Dorsey, the Founder of The Plug & BLKTECHCLT.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Sherrell's favorite movie
  • her experience working in the Connecticut public education system
  • growing up in Seattle 
  • why she doesn't own a car 
  • the founding of BLKTECHCLT &...
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    Welcome back to another episode of the square pizza podcast - a podcast about making the good things about school - even better. 

    Today's episode is from our interview with Jason Terrell, Co-Founder of Profound Gentlemen (PG). PG is building community for male educators of color who provide profound additional impact on boys of color. 

    They are working to retain and develop male educators of color across the country. According to...

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    We're continuing to focus on national leaders doing amazing work in public education.

    In this episode, we interviewed Sarah Carpenter of Memphis LIFT and John Little - who was instrumental in the launch of Memphis LIFT and similar organizations across the country.

    Memphis LIFT is an organization that is built and lead by parents. Their focus is to educate, engage, and empower families through there Fellowship program, outreach ...






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    March 1, 2020 27 min

    We had a lot of fun connecting with Dr. Steve Perry, currently the CEO of Capital Preparatory Schools, CNN Contributor, Speaker, and Author. We covered everything from school improvement plans to the Democratic candidates for the upcoming presidential election. We hope you'll listen to Dr. Perry's insights and leave us a review.
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    *There are times when the audio is challenging to hear as we recorded this interview via phone ...






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    February 24, 2020 58 min

    Our team was incredibly honored to host Dr. Howard Fuller on our first official episode of the #squarepizzapod.

    Dr. Fuller has immense experience in community organizing, education reform, and working to ensure all families have access to quality educational options. We cover many topics including school choice, student integration, college basketball, and so much more. He's a living legend and we hope you take time to listen t...







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    Hi - welcome to the Square Pizza podcast, a podcast about making the good things about school - even better. 

    This podcast will be interview-based and feature leaders from the education and social-impact space. Conversations will focus on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. 

    The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by Greg Schermbeck and Kelsey Van Dyke of SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers stra...



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