Episode Overview: Casey Finestone speaks with Aaron Polansky, Superintendent of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technology High School, about what inspired him to write his two books, Dolphins in Trees and Beyond Us, and how he uses those values in his school.
This Episode’s Guest: Aaron Polanksy has more than 20+ years working in education. He has moved several organizations and programs (educational and otherwise) from distress to success. Committed to “what is best for students” while raising expectations, motivation, and outcomes in whatever setting contribution is taking place.
Former Director of Athletics for 2003 Dalton Award winning Athletic Department. 2008 MetroWest Daily News and Midland-Wachusett League Wrestling Coach of the Year. 2011 Wrestling USA Magazine Massachusetts Man of the Year. 2013 MSSAA Assistant Principal of the Year. 2015 Frederick Douglass Award Recipient for contributions to at risk youth. 2018 Keynote Speaker BLC18 & Blue Ribbon Schools Conference.
Podcast overview: On our podcast, Innovate & Educate: Rising Education Leaders, we connect with educators to discuss some of the latest and hottest issues facing schools. Our guests are educators who are leading the way in innovation to help improve their schools. They are educators focused on bringing positive change to their districts. The guests are Tech Directors and School Superintendents who are on the forefront of innovation both inside and outside the classroom within their school.