• Welcome to BPS Smart, a new podcast series designed to educate and inform our community about important happenings with Brevard Public Schools.

BPS Smart
  • BPS Smart Episode #12: Brevard School Board Member Cheryl McDougall

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    District 2 School Board Member, Cheryl McDougall, and host Sara Almond discuss Cheryl’s time living throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia before settling back in Florida, in addition to what led her to become a licensed clinical social worker.

     

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  • BPS Smart Episode #11 - Brevard School Board Member Katye Campbell

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    How much do you know about BPS School Board Member Misty Belford? Listen to learn about her work and her personal life and how music has impacted her life.

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  • BPS Smart Episode #10 - Brevard School Board Chair Misty Belford

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    How much do you know about BPS School Board Chair Misty Belford? Listen to learn about her work and her personal life and her passion for education.

     

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  • BPS Smart Episode #9 - Brevard Schools Foundation

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    What do you know about the Brevard Schools Foundation? President & CEO Janice Kershaw joins host Sara Almond to discuss life-changing programs in place to support BPS students, and ways you can become involved.

     

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  • BPS Smart Episode #8 Equity & Diversity with Dr. Danielle McKinnon

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    BPS Smart Episode #8

    Equity & Diversity with Dr. Danielle McKinnon

    Host, Sara Almond, interviews BPS’ new Director of Equity & Diversity, Dr. Danielle McKinnon. They discuss Dr. McKinnon’s role and responsibilities with the district, goals, and progress that is already taking place. Tune in to hear how BPS is working to serve every student and employee with excellence as the standard.

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  • BPS Smart - Episode 7: Kindergarten Readiness

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    This episode is taking us back – way back to Kindergarten! Ms. Ana Diaz, principal at University Park Elementary, and Ms. Barbi Miller from Palm Bay Elementary join host Sara Almond to share the unique opportunities their campuses offer our younger students, and you won’t want to miss the end of the episode when we hear from district early childhood education coordinator, Priscilla DeNino. She’s got everything you need to know to successfully register your student for Kindergarten – registration opens March 29!

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  • BPS Smart Episode 6: BPS Career & Technical Education

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    Did you know Brevard Public Schools offers 82 different industry certifications through their career and technical education (CTE) programs? With over 18,000 students currently participating in courses, a wide variety of highly coveted work-force ready skills are being taught every day. CTE Director, Rachel Rutledge, joins host Sara Almond to discuss these opportunities and how students can get involved.

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  • BPS Smart Episode 5: ‘I Learned From You’ – A Conversation with Author and BPS Alum, Daylyn Randolph

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    Daylyn Randolph grew up in the Park Side neighborhood of Merritt Island. Some people may know it as ‘Jack Town’. The summer following his senior year at Merritt Island High School, Daylyn lost his best friend to violence. In this episode of BPS Smart, host Sara Almond and Daylyn discuss his decision to author and publish his first book as a path to healing, advice he has for students during the pandemic, and his future as a student, entrepreneur and community leader at Florida State University.

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  • BPS Smart Episode 4: Family Engagement & Managing Stress During the Holidays

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    Host Sara Almond is joined by BPS Family Engagement Resource Teachers Ginny Gleason and Gevonne Blum who share what family engagement means at Brevard Public Schools, along with practical tips on how to navigate a holiday season that may look different than years past. From all of us at BPS, we wish you a very Merry Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

     

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  • BPS Smart - "All Things Sales Surtax - Central Area"

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    Join host Sara Almond and Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools as they discuss the impact the sales surtax had on the schools in the central area of Brevard County as well as improvements scheduled for that area should the surtax be renewed by voter's on November 3rd. 

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  • BPS Smart - "All Things Sales Surtax - South Area"

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    In this episode, your host Sara Almond sits down with our Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools, Dr. Mark Mullins to discuss the sale surtax extension and it's impact on the South Area of Brevard County.  

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  • BPS Smart - "All Things Sales Surtax - North Area"

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    In this edition of BPS Smart, host Sara Almond is joined by Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools to take a closer look at the sales surtax focusing on the North Area of Brevard County.  They will be discussing Central and South Areas in the upcoming podcasts.

     

     

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