Dr. Tim Uhl has a tradition when he drives to and from work – he listens to podcasts.
One day, when the Montana Catholic Schools Superintendent listened to one of his former high school student’s podcast, he had a realization.
“Why not me?” he asked himself. “I knew a few people and also knew that no one seemed to be doing this. So I thought this would be a great way to spotlight innovation and best practices and have conversations with smart people about the best path forward. This sounds like jargon but it's really true. I like thinking, I like talking to smart people, and I like trying new things.”
And so, this past September Dr. Uhl released his own podcast, Catholic Education Matters. Each week, he interviews thought leaders in Catholic education and discusses the future of Catholic schools in America.
Dr. Uhl hopes to reach emerging leaders, including those who want to be Catholic school principals, current principals who want to improve, aspiring superintendents, or current superintendents searching for better ways.
He says he wanted to focus on Catholic education for a variety of reasons.Add a comment
As we’re one month into the academic year, CCSTA has a lot to be grateful for this time of year.
Here’s just a sampling of our gratitude:
The foliage: There are few better sites than witnessing the fall colours come alive. The reds, oranges and yellows brighten the landscape, and we appreciate the season’s message of transition, change and comfort.
It takes a special couple who can travel 3,100 kilometres together in a car.
But Norm and Colleen Easson did it with ease, as they took a trip of a lifetime to Yellowknife this past June to get the CCSTA AGM. Colleen is the British Columbia representative for the CCSTA Board of Directors, and Norm usually comes along each year wherever the AGM made be.
When they found out this year’s AGM would take place in Yellowknife, the BC-based couple started to plan out their road trip.
And what a trip it turned out to be.
“What we discovered on this trip about Canada [is that] Canada is big, the roads are good to Yellowknife, the bison are big and no special equipment is required for the trip,” said Norm.
The trip up to Yellowknife was 1,400 km and although towns are far apart, fuel and accommodation is readily available no more than 400 kilometres apart. Add a comment