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Eye On The Valley – Superintendent Pelzel on School in the Fall – June 4, 2020

Host: Matt Watson

Co-Host: Amber Raskin, Founder & Executive Director of iLEAD Schools

Topic: Superintendent Pelzel on School in the Fall

Guests: Noelle Halaby, Certified Family Law Specialist; Superintendent from the Newhall School District, Jeff Pelzel

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Superintendent Pezel on School in the Fall — June 4, 2020

On this episode of Eye On The Valley presented by SCVi & iLEAD Schools, Amber is out, and Matt Watson drives the show today.

Our first guest on the show is Noelle Halaby, Certified Family Law Specialist. Noelle calls in to the show to provide information on what courts have been operating as emergency services and which have been closed. Some people have had court cases delayed due to the pandemic and Noelle is able to give a great update on when those types of courts will be reopening. Listen to Noelle’s full interview in the first hour of the podcast.

Our next guest on the show is Superintendent from the Newhall School District, Jeff Pelzel. Superintendent Pelzel talks about the upcoming changes that are coming to traditional learning formats for this Fall semester. Accounting for social distancing, adding more distance learning courses, and rumored budget cuts for education in the United States have given educators a lot to handle over the last few months. Superintendent Pelzel shares why he is so optimistic about what schools in the Newhall School District will be able to provide in the Fall, and how he plans to handle the situation. With so many kids who rely on their school systems to help educate them, give them a place to be, and, in some cases, feed them, Superintendent Pelzel and everyone in the Newhall School District has been working tirelessly to make sure they are able to provide the education and resources they give to the students and parents in the Santa Clarita Valley. Listen to Superintendent Pelzel’s interview in the first segment of the second hour of the podcast.

About SCVi & iLEAD Schools:

“At iLEAD we’ve built a model based on what we believe to be the best of all that is out there. We believe passionately in project-based learning not because it’s a fad but because it goes to the heart of how kids learn. We’ve incorporated technology not as a spiffy add-on but as an organic part of the learning process in the 21st century.

We value and encourage leadership not just as a part of a career track but by instilling in each learner the confidence and character that inspire others.

It’s not unusual that we want our learners to think for themselves. But to do this requires a grounding in the arts, in design and in humanities, and the need to feel at home in the world. For us, “thinking for themselves” is not just about solving problems but about an organic vision of the world they live in and one they will inherit.

Finally, we value the social and emotional development of our learners. We believe there is an implicit, as well as an explicit, curriculum to teach. Our goal is nothing short of learning, to change the world.” Read More…

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Eye On The Valley – Superintendent Pelzel on School in the Fall – June 4, 2020

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About Shane Cutchall

Born and raised in Canyon Country, Shane graduated from Canyon High School in 2012. A year away from obtaining a Communication B.A. from CSU Bakersfield, Shane joins the KHTS staff to board-op and KHTS Sports Reporter.