Podcasts

Below are podcast interviews conducted by the League of Education Voters, in descending order by date. Enjoy!


Senator Ann Rivers - League of Education VotersSenator Ann Rivers

League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman sat down with Ann Rivers, Co-Chair of the Education Funding Task Force and member of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee, to discuss why she decided to run for office, where she sees common ground for a McCleary education funding solution, and her favorite classroom accomplishment when she was a middle school teacher.

April 20, 2017



Senator Hans Zeiger - League of Education VotersSenator Hans Zeiger

League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman sat down with Hans Zeiger, Chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee, to discuss why he decided to run for office, how he transitioned from the House to the Senate, and what he sees as priorities for the McCleary education funding solution.

March 9, 2017


OSPI Chris Reykdal - League of Education VotersState Superintendent Chris Reykdal

League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman sat down with Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal to discuss the K-12 education funding plans on the table, how to close the opportunity and achievement gaps, and how to create a statewide system of career technical education.

February 2, 2017


Governor Jay Inslee - League of Education VotersGovernor Jay Inslee

League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman sat down with Governor Jay Inslee to discuss his 2017 education priorities, how to build bridges in today’s political climate, and how to close the opportunity and achievement gaps.

December 14, 2016


Teachers of the Year

2017 Teachers of the Year Elizabeth Loftus and Camille Jones - League of Education Voters

League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman asked current and former Regional Teachers of the Year about their teaching philosophy, their greatest accomplishment in the classroom, and how they would prioritize education spending in Washington state if they were in charge. In this podcast, LEV was honored to interview:

Camille Jones, 2017 Washington state Teacher of the Year

Shari Conditt, 2015 ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year from the Woodland School District

Kendra Yamamoto, 2017 ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year from the Vancouver School District

Elizabeth Loftus, 2017 ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year from the Oak Harbor School District

John Gallagher, 2017 ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year from the Port Angeles School District

Lynne Olmos, 2012 ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year from the Mossy Rock School District

Lyon Terry, 2015 Washington state Teacher of the Year

December 1, 2016


State Senator Christine Rolfes - League of Education VotersSenator Christine Rolfes

League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman sat down with Senator Christine Rolfes (D-23) to talk about solutions to funding our education system, how to close achievement gaps, the importance of career-connected learning, and why she decided to run for office.

November 18, 2016


Rep. Ruth Kagi - League of Education VotersRepresentative Ruth Kagi

League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-32) about the politics of early learning, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Children and Families, and why she decided to run for office.

November 18, 2016


OSPI Chris Reykdal - League of Education VotersSuperintendent of Public Instruction Candidate Chris Reykdal

 

The League of Education Voters interviewed both candidates for Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Note: The League of Education Voters did not promote or endorse either candidate.

September 6, 2016


OSPI Candidate Erin Jones - League of Education VotersSuperintendent of Public Instruction Candidate Erin Jones

The League of Education Voters interviewed both candidates for Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Note: The League of Education Voters did not promote or endorse either candidate.

September 21, 2016