Let’s Get LinkedUp!

Tune in to LinkedUp: Breaking Boundaries in Education to hear from Jerri Kemble and Jamie Saponaro as they seek global perspectives on educational topics that matter. With so many people to hear from and so many lessons to learn - they are gaining insights from education leaders worldwide. Powered by ClassLink, they are linking up the movers and shakers who make it happen!

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Jerri Kemble

Former Assistant Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools, KS

Jerri Kemble has been a passionate educator for over 40 years. She has played many roles, serving school districts as a teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent. Jerri has had a successful track record of disrupting the educational status quo by working with stakeholders to create positive change. Jerri loves to connect individuals and ideas; bringing innovative people and practices from across the globe to break boundaries in education.
Jamie Saponaro

Jamie Saponaro

Director of Educational Success, ClassLink

Learning and always growing, Jamie Saponaro is an educator with a passion for sharing topics in education that are near and dear to her heart. Her background as an instructional strategies consultant, educational coach and mentor, technology administrator, and middle school teacher have brought her to ClassLink as Director of Educational Success where she co-hosts the LinkedUp podcast and its boundary-breaking guests.

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Four O’Clock Faculty

April 18, 2021
Rich Czyz started his career as a fifth-grade teacher, has served as a basic skills educator, instructional coach, elementary supervisor and Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Currently, Rich is the Principal of the Yardville Elementary School and Co-Founder of FourOClockFaculty.com. Join us as we chat about how Rich improves learning for himself and for his students through his passion for education.
Rich Czyz started his career as a fifth-grade teacher, has served as a basic skills educator, instructional coach, elementary supervisor and Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Currently, Rich is the Principal of the Yardville Elementary School and Co-Founder of FourOClockFaculty.com. Join us as we chat about how Rich improves learning for himself and for his students through his passion for education.
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Global Goals

April 4, 2021
Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for 25 years to the field of education. She has played many roles as an education activist, professor, school administrator, literacy specialist, and classroom teacher. Join us as we chat about global perspectives around social good, equity, and diversity in this episode of the LinkedUp Podcast.
Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for 25 years to the field of education. She has played many roles as an education activist, professor, school administrator, literacy specialist, and classroom teacher. Join us as we chat about global perspectives around social good, equity, and diversity in this episode of the LinkedUp Podcast.
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Finding Your Courage

March 28, 2021
Liz Hamor will say that her work isn’t just her passion, it’s her calling. After earning a Master's degree in ESOL and Bilingual education from Kansas State University, she taught in low-income schools in Emporia, KS, and San Antonio, TX. This Spring she is transitioning out of her Chapter Director role within GLSEN Kansas to focus on her leadership consulting business, Center of Daring. Tune in to the podcast as Liz discusses how to find your courage and how to empower and support folks who are ready to be a catalyst in their communities.
Liz Hamor will say that her work isn’t just her passion, it’s her calling. After earning a Master's degree in ESOL and Bilingual education from Kansas State University, she taught in low-income schools in Emporia, KS, and San Antonio, TX. This Spring she is transitioning out of her Chapter Director role within GLSEN Kansas to focus on her leadership consulting business, Center of Daring. Tune in to the podcast as Liz discusses how to find your courage and how to empower and support folks who are ready to be a catalyst in their communities.
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Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers

March 21, 2021
We are thrilled to be joined by Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking, on episode 29 of the LinkedUp Podcast. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Keith has a global reputation as a key thought leader and has organized senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America to examine best practice in ICT in education.
We are thrilled to be joined by Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking, on episode 29 of the LinkedUp Podcast. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Keith has a global reputation as a key thought leader and has organized senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America to examine best practice in ICT in education.
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