District producing new episodes of ‘IRSD Spotlight’ podcast

Date Published: 
July 29, 2016

The Indian River School District is continuing to produce new episodes of its “IRSD Spotlight” podcast. The episodes can be accessed free of charge through iTunes, soundcloud.com, the district website at irsd.net and several mobile podcast apps.

“IRSD Spotlight” is designed to provide parents, students and community members with insight into the inner workings of the Indian River School District and offer useful information about the programs, events and accomplishments occurring throughout the district, while occasionally highlighting important topics impacting public education.

Current episodes are as follows:

• Episode 8: School Safety Monitors — Preston Lewis, district administrator of Student Services, and Douglas Hudson, school safety monitor at Indian River High School, discuss the impact of the district’s groundbreaking school safety monitor program, which was implemented in 2013.

• Episode 7: Student Mental Health Services — Belinda Waples, retired director of Special Education, and Kim Taylor, Special Outreach Services coordinator, discuss student mental health services in the Indian River School District.

Previous episodes are also available for listening and download. They include an overview of the district’s Spanish immersion program; a discussion about the use of instructional technology in the classroom; an interview with Lori Hudson about her role as a teacher recruiter and mentor for the Indian River School District; and conversations with Superintendent Susan Bunting, Board of Education member James Hudson and Teacher of the Year Melissa Grise.

New episodes featuring teachers, students and district officials will be posted periodically throughout the year. Check the district’s Facebook page for notifications of when new episodes are available. To access IRSD Spotlight, go to irsd.net and click on the “Podcast: IRSD Spotlight” link under the Discover IRSD tab. The podcast is also available on iTunes, soundcloud.com and through several mobile podcast apps.