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Podcast Series

A Few Minutes With Dr. Mike

As a public school educator I have served students and families in the State of Illinois for the past 25 years with the last 15 of those years proudly served right here in Des Plaines.

As I reflect on my years in the district, I am extremely proud of the leadership, compassion and dedication that makes District 62 a destination district.

I look forward to all we will accomplish, and I can say with certainty that the future is very bright!

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The focus of this podcast series is to engage with YOU: our community. We look forward to sharing our stories about all the extraordinary things happening in our district and giving you insight into what we have in store for the future of Community Consolidated School District 62.

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Episode 1: A year in review

On his first episode, Dr. Mike speaks with Jennifer Tempest bova, Director of community relations, reflecting on his first year as superintendent.

July 1, 2023

Running Time: 19:56

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Photo of Des Plaines Police Chief recording a podcast in Superintendent Dr. Amadei's office.

Episode 2: School Safety & Security

On his second episode, Dr. Mike speaks with City of Des Plaines Police Chief David Anderson, about the district's collaborations to further enhance our school safety and security Measures.

October 20, 2023

Running Time: 24:36

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Episode 3: social emotional learning

On his Third episode, Dr. Mike interviews our new Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, Dr. Ramona DeCristofaro. Listen in as we learn about her background, her vision for the future and the importance of Providing a school environment that supports social emotional learning.

May 1, 2024

Running Time: 29:23

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