32 Down & A Lot More To Go w/Steve Freeman

32 Down & A Lot More To Go Steve Freeman is a veteran educator with 32 years of classroom experience in West Virginia. He currently teaches AP Government and AP Psychology at Huntington High School (HHS) in Huntington, WV. He previously taught at Elkview Junior High/Middle and Capital High Schools in Kanawha County. Outside of […]

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Believe! Achieve! Motivate! w/Jimmy Clayton (Part 2)

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! Today’s episode features Part 2 of my discussion with Jimmy Clayton (Twitter, LinkedIn), a retired educator and coach who spent 35 years working for Cabell County Schools in WV. He is the founder of Sports City U, a previous shooting consultant with the NBA’s New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and Portland Trail Blazers and […]

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Believe! Achieve! Motivate! w/Jimmy Clayton (Part 1)

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! Jimmy Clayton (Twitter, LinkedIn) is a retired educator and coach. He spent 35 years working for Cabell County Schools in WV at Huntington East, Huntington, and Cabell Midland High Schools. In October 1992 he founded Sports City U, the United States’ first year-round basketball player development academy that he still runs and operates […]

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What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools w/Ryan Saxe (Part 2)

What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools Today’s episode features part two of my conversation with Cabell County Schools Superintendent Ryan Saxe (Twitter). We talk about the biggest challenge he has faced during his first year, future initiatives planned for Cabell County Schools, other educators and administrators that inspired him in his career, and what […]

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What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools w/Ryan Saxe (Part 1)

What’s in Store for Cabell County Schools Today’s episode features part one of my conversation with Cabell County Schools Superintendent Ryan Saxe (Twitter). We talk about his return to West Virginia after a few years in Florida working for Manatee County Schools, the great things he has seen so far in Cabell County as he […]

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What is a Freshman Academy and Why Should my High School Have One?

Freshman Academies: Today’s episode is a look at freshman academies and the impact they can have in a high school for the betterment of, not just the students, but the school as a whole. My guests are Bekka Atkins (email, Twitter) and Will Totten (email, Twitter, LinkedIn). Bekka Atkins is currently serving as the Academy […]

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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 3 w/Tamara Westfall

Today’s episode is the final in a three part series on Coding and Computer Science Education. Today’s guest is Tamara Westfall. She is a Physics and Forensics teacher at Huntington High School in Huntington, WV. She has been working to directly implement aspects of coding and computer science into her classroom while also sponsoring the […]

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Coding and Computer Science in Education Series: Trailer

Coming soon, The Randall Black Show will be sharing three episodes in a series on Coding and Computer Science Education. This three part series will feature three WV Educators sharing their experiences in implementing coding and computer science education into their classrooms and schools. The educators sharing their experiences are: Cindy Modecki – North Elementary School, […]

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Reflecting On A Career w/Bill Smith

Bill Smith is currently serving as the Superintendent of Cabell County Schools in Huntington, WV. Mr. Smith has served in that capacity since 2005, but will be retiring after June 30, 2017. In this episode we discuss his 40+ year career with Cabell County Schools, the achievements he feels occurred under his leadership, and his […]

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