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Inside IASB - a talk podcast

IASB launches a new talk podcast show to discuss school board leadership and education topics with public school leaders.

The debut series, “Inside IASB,” introduces listeners to a set of guiding principles that describe the fundamental duties of board service for close to 6,000 school board member volunteers – elected or appointed – to oversee their public schools. The Illinois Association of School Boards – which serves nearly 850 boards of education – calls these the Foundational Principles of Effective Governance.

Listen as IASB Associate Executive Director of Communications Kara Kienzler and Field Services Director Dee Molinare unpack each Principle and explain how it is  put to work through their interviews with six different school board and superintendent teams.

Listening options: Listen on Anchor.fm or select an episode on this page to begin listening. Each episode can be downloaded and loaded into your favorite podcast player for offline listening.



IASB provides an overview of the six Foundational Principles of Effective Governance. Download



IASB shares interviews with CCSD 168 (Sauk Village) Superintendent Donna Leak and Board President Tammy Jones to describe IASB Foundational Principle of Effective Governance 1: The board clarifies the district purpose. Download



IASB shares interviews from CHSD 230 (Orland Park) Superintendent Robert Nolting and Board President Anthony Serratore to describe IASB Foundational Principle of Effective Governance 2: The board connects with the community. Download



IASB shares interviews from Community Unit School District 300 (Algonquin) Superintendent Susan Harkin and Board President David Scarpino to describe IASB Foundational Principle of Effective Governance 3: The board employs a superintendent. Download



IASB shares interviews from Fieldcrest CUSD 6 Superintendent Kari Rockwell and Board President Mykin Bernardi to describe IASB Foundational Principle of Effective Governance 4: The board delegates authority. Download



IASB shares interviews from Community High SD 99 (Downers Grove) Superintendent Hank Thiele and Board President Nancy Kupka to describe IASB Foundational Principle of Effective Governance 5: The board monitors performance. Download



IASB shares interviews from Naperville CUSD 203 Superintendent Dan Bridges and Board President Kristin Fitzgerald to describe IASB Foundational Principle of Effective Governance 6: The board takes responsibility for itself. Download

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We welcome listener feedback. If you like what hear, or have suggestions for another series topic, you can visit anchor.fm/ilschoolboards and leave a voicemail, or you can submit feedback at communications@iasb.com.

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