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    Clarice Lin (@missclaricelin) - How Educators Can Leverage LinkedIn For Their Career

    On this episode, I Zoom in Clarice Lin and we chat about how to use LinkedIn to get to the next level in your career.

    Clarice Lin is Marketing & Social Media Strategist and Google Analytics expert. She is the founder of BaselineLabs, marketing agency that adopts a data-driven marketing approach to help small businesses fill up their sales pipeline with qualified leads and turn them into customers.

    Clarice has worked in technology and digital media over 10 years in Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft and specialist digital media company, Haymarket Media Group. She has been instrumental in the transition from print to digital business model and advocates businesses to leverage on data insights to power up their businesses.

    Twitter: @missclaricelin Instagram: @missclaricelin LinkedIn : @claricelin

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    Janice Robinson-Celeste (@BlackParenting1) - How To Become A Magazine Publisher

    On this episode, I Zoom in Janice Robinson-Celeste and we talk about her journey into publishing and her mission as the Co-Publisher of Successful Black Parenting Magazine.

    Janice Robinson-Celeste is a businesswoman, journalist, author, school teacher, entrepreneur, mother and is one of the original founders of Successful Black Parenting magazine.

    She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, is a published author of two parenting books, Pride & Joy by Simon & Schuster and Making A Supermodel: A Parents’ Guide. Janice has a degree in Early Childhood Education and holds and a master’s degree in business.

    Formerly, the School Age Child Care (SACC) Coordinator for the Philadelphia area with the non-profit organization, Parents Union for Public Schools, she developed SACC programs throughout the city. She headed a $2m YMCA where she served as the Executive Branch Director in charge of operations for a new facility, including the NAEYC accredited child care program and summer camp.

    In addition, Janice held the title of Early Childhood Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Guidance Center where she worked with parents who struggled with substance abuse challenges to guide them with the healthy development of their young children. Janice was also a preschool teacher, has taught children through high school and in higher education at Hofstra University in New York.

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    Dr. Jessica Lee (@JessicaMiyunLee) - How To Navigate The World of Digital Transformation

    On this episode, I Zoom in Dr. Lee and we chat about online learning, digital transformation and edtech consulting.

    Dr. Jessica Miyun Lee is the Associate Director of Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Teaching Excellence and part-time faculty for the School of Education in sunny Los Angeles, California. In 2018, she graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California with a research focus in online and hybrid education, instructional design, and student engagement. With over 10 years of experience in the business world of education, Jessica continues to consult servicing students, families, educators and institutions in accessing educational resources, services, and opportunities. Jessica Lee's latest passion project centers on creating a continuum of student-centered instruction-led educational technology integration between K12 and higher education.

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    Sonya Harris (@NJGardenTeacher) - How To Start A School Garden

    On this episode, I Zoom in Sonya Harris and we chat about how to start a school garden.

    Born and raised in Paulsboro, New Jersey, Sonya Harris is a Teacher of Special Education at the Dorothy L. Bullock Elementary School, in Glassboro, NJ. She received her BSEd in Special Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is a 20+ year teaching veteran, with residence at Bullock for over 12 years, where she is now known as the “Garden Teacher” for her role in bringing an organic edible garden to the school.

    In the fall of 2013, Sonya gathered a group of teachers together to plan a garden at the Bullock School, which could be used as a space to teach students across the curriculum through gardening. She contacted celebrity landscaper Ahmed Hassan via social media for advice. Not only did he respond to her message a few hours later, he advised her and her Bullock Garden Team on what was needed to establish a sustainable school garden. Ahmed connected Sonya with local South Jersey landscape designer, Mike Pasquarello of Elite Landscaping in Berlin, NJ. Together, after almost a year of planning, partnerships with landscape and horticultural experts from across the country, sponsored donations and fundraising efforts, the Bullock Elementary Children's Garden became a reality the weekend of May 2-3, 2015.

    In October 2016, Sonya was awarded the very first “Best in New Jersey” Jersey Fresh Farm-to-School Award by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for her drive in ensuring that the Bullock Children’s Garden serves as a tool for assisting teachers in teaching children across the curriculum through garden education, provides free, fresh, organic produce to the local low-income community, where the school is located (helping to eliminate a food desert) and for partnering with several organizations and green industry leaders to ensure successful learning opportunities for the Bullock Elementary students. She also runs an after-school club for at-risk children, teaching them the value of gardening, growing your own food, caring for the earth, and using interaction with nature to reduce feelings of frustration, anger, and depression. She loves spending time gardening at home and with the children at the school garden. Sonya is also currently leading the expansion of the garden education initiative throughout the Glassboro School District and with the Borough of Glassboro to increase sustainability awareness and Green initiatives. She is currently mentoring several schools across the United States assisting them in creating school gardens, and partners with members and organizations in the Green Industry across the United States, Australia, UK, and South Africa.

    In 2017 Sonya established the nonprofit The Bullock Garden Project, Inc. The role of this nonprofit is to assist schools serving large populations of students who are at-risk, receiving special education services, and/or low-income and food insecurity with establishing and implementing school gardens. She has won several awards, including the most recent awards: New Jersey Agricultural Society’s Learning Through Gardening 2018 Teacher of the Year, and Project Green Schools 2018 Outstanding Green Education Program Director.

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    Erin Dowd (@eedowd27 ) - How To Find Your Journey

    On this episode, I Zoom in Erin Dowd and we talk about her journey from burning out as a classroom teacher to discovering her true path via a a few stops outside of The United States of America.

    Erin Dowd is an educator, global education consultant, writer, presenter and founder of , a website dedicated to amplifying the voices of teachers through global stories from the field. She is a founding ambassador of the Teach SDGs movement and serves as the professional learning chair for the ISTE Global Collaboration Professional Learning Network. Erin also holds a master’s degree in Global and International Education from Drexel University and presents frequently at conferences all over the world including ISTE, ASCD Empower, and AFS on global education topics. In 2017, she was named an ASCD Emerging Leader and has recently joined the advisory board for Honduras Child Alliance. A former classroom teacher and curriculum director in the Netherlands, US, India and Honduras, Erin has spent her career working to provide equitable education for students all over the world. She currently splits her time in both the US and China primarily working as director of education for Belouga. Connect with her on Twitter @globaljrney and @eedowd27.

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    Ama (@Amaa___Official) - How to Position Your Mindset for Greatness

    On this episode, I Zoom in Ama and we chat about how you can shift your mindset to achieve what you want.

    She's all about three things. Mindset, Marketing and Money.

    She wants to help others create freedom, find happiness and step into their greatness

    She's made MINDCRAFT literally to help beginners and go -getter debunk all their negative thoughts so they can propel themselves forward in their journeys to success.

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    Noemi Pavon - How To Fulfill Your Purpose As An Edupreneur

    On this episode, I Zoom in Noemi Pavon and we chat about her journey into becoming an edupreneur.

    Skilled as an educator, professional development guru, and leadership coach, Noemi Pavon has eleven years of experience in fiercely fighting and advocating for educational equity for students from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. The first Latina principal in the state of South Carolina, former Lower School Principal at KIPP and alumna of Teach for America, Pavon leverages her expertise through cultivating leaders and teams in multiple sectors, including education, non-profit, small businesses and governmental agencies.

    As founder of The Pavon Firm, LLC, she has coached and consulted nationwide, including leaders in Georgia, South Carolina, California, Washington, D.C. and the Caribbean, impacting a network of 10,000+ students. Her work focuses on enabling world-class leadership, professional development, and strategic organizational management.

    Aligned with her passion for empowering youth, women, and underserved communities, she has a track record of forging partnerships and coalitions with business and community partners. Pavon has collaborated with and served multiple organizations, including the South Carolina State Charter School Districts Advisory Board, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Advisory Board, and Mentors for Women in Leadership. She is a proud member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

    Born and raised in New York, Pavon earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Education from Columbia University. When not working towards closing educational opportunity gaps, Pavon enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, traveling, and practicing yoga.

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    Dr. Kisha Tolbert Simmons (@KTSimmons4AU) - How To Get To Your Why

    Over the past decade and a half, Dr. Kisha Tolbert Simmons has had the pleasure of supporting K-12 institutions, postsecondary institutions and community-based business organizations all in effort to assist them on their personal and professional growth journeys.

    Dr. Simmons has held the position of: multi-grade elementary teacher, Reading Coach, Elementary & Secondary Instructional Partner, K-6 Regional STEM specialist, State Educator Effectiveness Specialist & Consultant, Director of a $19.6M postsecondary awareness and readiness grant, Adjunct Professor, National K-12 Virtual Coach, and currently as Head of Innovation and National School Partnerships at Student Success Agency. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for STAIR Birmingham, a nonprofit early literacy organization, as well as an ACT State Organizations Council Member-- Alabama.

    Dr. Simmons earned her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, Master’s degree from Lesley University, Education Specialist degree from Liberty University and Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. She is a 2007 National Board Certified Teacher/2017 renewed, as well as the Owner, Chief Consultant & Strategist at ConnectME Consulting Group. She enjoys reading, traveling, surfing the web, spending time with family/friends, and watching the Auburn Tigers play — WAR EAGLE!

    Connect with Kisha Tolbert Simmons via

    Twitter: @KTSimmons4AU LinkedIn: Email: ConnectME Consulting

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    Rana Campbell (@Rainshineluv) - How to Level Up with Your Podcast

    On this episode, I Zoom in Rana Campbell and we chat about her journey into podcasting, entrepreneurship, and personal branding.

    Rana Campbell is a master storyteller, marketing strategist, content creator, and host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast - a podcast she launched in January 2016 that teaches individuals how to take their entrepreneurial dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. With over 180 episodes in her arsenal, she has interviewed top leaders in lifestyle and business and was featured as an empowering podcast by Essence Magazine and a top Business podcast for Black Voices on Apple Podcasts. Rana's work has been featured on MadameNoire, Blavity, Huffington Post, Fox 5 Good Day New York, xoNecole, and more. She is 2013 graduate of Princeton University and a proud alum of the Emma Bowen Foundation media program. When she isn't marketing or podcasting, Rana enjoys practicing her fashion photography skills, taking her favorite heels dance class, snuggling up with a good book or movie, and writing poetry. You can connect with her on social @rainshineluv, @dreamsindrive, or by visiting or

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    Bonus Episode - Dane Cardiel @danecardiel: How-to Tips to Jump-start Your Educator Podcast

    Dane heads up partnerships for Simplecast, the creator’s podcasting platform of choice, where he works directly with some of the biggest names in podcasting today. This year, he’s especially focused on working closely with podcasters of color to ensure inclusivity efforts are made in earnest to amplify those creating work in this rapidly growing medium. You can connect with him on Twitter or Instagram: @danecardiel.

    If you’re an educator interested in becoming a podcaster, @Simplecast is the host for you! Unlimited storage and educators get a 25% discount. So the low fee of $12 a month becomes $9 a month. Signup here: Tell Support you're an educator. #edchat

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