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S1. Ep. 15 - Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz sit down with FHS senior Jared Yawn - member of FFA and football, FHS hype man and the king of engaging with FISD's social media! Jared offers a unique perspective on making the most of the high school experience and shared what he has learned throughout the process.

S1 Ep. 14 - Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz take advantage of a free counseling session with FHS Student Support and Social-Emotional Learning Counselor Abygail Kinard. Listen and learn about  Casel 5 SEL Competencies, what is happening in FISD for Mental Health Month, and get some free potentially life-changing parental advice. 

S1 Ep. 13 - Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz sit down with FHS's beloved Assistant Principal Paul Tucker and substitute Milton Brock to discuss life and their servant's hearts. Your heart will be full listening to these incredible men tell stories, give advice and share hope for students' futures.

S1 Ep. 12 - Kelsey Golz sits down with Friendswood High School Athletic Trainers Blake Lapier and Melissa Jack to discuss all things athletic training. They combat stereotypes about what it means to be an AT, discuss how they got started in the field, cover hot-topics like concussions, give advice to parents and athletes, plus more! This is a very informative episode that is a must-listen!

S1 Ep. 11 - Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz sit down with themselves and talk about all things FISD Communications. Join in on the chaos and get insight into how crazy minds work ...or sometimes don't. Need advice? We didn't think so, but Dayna and Kelsey give it anyway. 

S1 Ep. 10 - Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz sit down with FISD Superintendent Thad Roher to discuss the 2022-23 academic calendar, COVID protocol updates, bond updates, standards-based learning and grading, the first-ever FISD Service Day, the new safety system and hint at a new exciting secret! 

S1 Ep. 9 - Friends Ashley Adair, Executive Director of Education Foundation and FEF President Molly Crow join The Podcast as we talk all things Education Foundation. 

S1 Ep. 8 - Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz sit down with Windsong's mother-daughter duo Julie and Bella Leggio. Julie has been teaching for 30 years while her daughter Bella is navigating her first year of teaching as one of the first hires from FISD's Ready, Set, Teach program. 

S1 Ep. 7 - Meet Melissa Victorick. FHS SpeechTeacher, PALS Sponsor and Coordinator, Fine Arts Team leader, lover of students, and long-time A&M football season ticket holder.  This lady will warm your heart and give you the confidence to speak in public. What else does anyone need?

S1 Ep. 6 - Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz sit down with Friendswood High School coaches Sarah Paulk, Robert Koopmann and Daron Scott. 

S1 Ep. 5 - FHS Instructional Coach (Comfort Crusher) Karen Hillier talks about what students need to be engaged and helping teachers discover how to help students think, create, and discover their own learning.

S1 Ep. 4 - Talking to Westwood Elementary School's Assistant Principal Lee Whitlock. Learn more about who he is, coming to kindergarten, what parents need to know, Team Whitlock, family, social media and the power of words, and the refusal to answer random questions (listen to understand - ha!).

S1 Ep. 3 - Two FHS teachers, Corey Truman and Melissa Stephenson, discuss their vision behind History and English coming together to help students find their voice, discover family ancestry and embrace the beliefs that make them who they are as juniors in high school.

S1 Ep. 2 -Dayna Owen and Kelsey Golz sit down with Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees member Laura Seifert for a candid conversation about diving into discomfort, being a mom and wife, faith, dancing, junior high perms, and much more! We're excited to give you a little more insight into the heart of someone who makes big decisions about the students and staff of FISD. 

To support Laura in Dancing with the Stars, text "Couple1" to 71777.

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S1 Ep. 1 - Superintendent Thad Roher kicks off FISD's first podcast, sharing timely back-to-school information such as Bond Construction, Tax Rate developments,  Health Protocols - masks, virtual school, and contact tracing; 2021-2022 initiatives - Standard Based Learning, Instructional Coaches, and Upcoming Events!