the school connect podcast

Tune in to hear the stories of everyday heroes – normal people just like you and me – who joined forces to overcome challenging community problems in powerful and creative ways

Everyday Heroes Like YOU!

We are not powerless to build the world our children deserve. Every day, normal people work together to overcome challenging community problems in powerful and creative ways.

Tune in to the School Connect Podcast to hear stories of the Village: local leaders who come together with passion and tenacity to fight for their communities. Whether it is a mentoring group started by a local fire department, a local faith leader connecting with parents, or a principal reassuring a traumatized child that she is not alone – their journeys give us the courage to create the change we hope to see.

Meet Your Hosts!

They might be known for their influence, network, and trail blazing efforts on behalf of the next generation, but our favorite thing about hosts Tracey Beal and Tim Tiller is their uncanny knack for saying out loud what we are all trying to figure out. How did that person do it? Am I the only one feeling confused and alone? What is the pattern to these everyday heroes who chose a different path? How do I get connected to people like that??

Every episode peels back the curtain to reveal the story of another everyday hero – just like you and me – who decided to stand up and use what they had to make a difference!

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share your story

We all make choices every day about what matters in our world. Who depends on us? What is worth our time, effort, and courage? How can we work together to create the change we hope to see?

Complete the form below to share your story! Tracey and Tim are looking for inspiring stories for a special segment called YOUR Life Matters featuring short stories from people who are using what they have to make a difference in their world. Apply today!

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News & Events

Join Us To Honor Champions Of Education On April 25th!

TICKET REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 25 – APRIL 24, 11:59 PM (MST)

The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.

@schoolconnect is excited to announce Makayla Reid, a student in the @littleton_esd_65 Elementary School District, as one of Arizona’s top 3 Student Champion of the Year K-6 Finalists. Reserve your seat: https://schoolconnectaz.org/school-connect-awards/ 

Come cheer on Makalya at the Champions of Education Awards on April 25th from 8:15-10:30 am. #schoolconnectawards #everychilddeservesachampion
Come and celebrate! Aquilla Ricks is a student in the Liberty Elementary School District. @lesd25

@School Connect is excited to announce Aquilla as one of Arizona’s top 3 Student Champion of the Year K-6 Finalists. Reserve your seat: https://schoolconnectaz.org/school-connect-awards/ 

Come celebrate Aquilla at the Champions of Education Awards on April 25th from 8:15-:10:30 am. #schoolconnectawards #everychilddeservesachampion
School Connect is honored to announce Samuel Granado of @pesd92 as one of Arizona’s top 3 Student Champion of the Year K-6 Finalists. Reserve your seat: https://schoolconnectaz.org/school-connect-awards/ 

Come celebrate Samuel at the Champions of Education Awards on April 25th from 8:15-:10:30 am. #schoolconnectawards #everychilddeservesachampion
School Connect is pleased to announce Alexa Runoa of Arizona State University as one of Arizona’s top 3 School Champion Finalists. Reserve your seat: https://schoolconnectaz.org/school-connect-awards/ 

Come celebrate Alexa at the Champions of Education Awards on April 25th from 8:15-10:30 am. #schoolconnectawards #everychilddeservesachampion  #ArizonaStateUniversity #ChampionsOfEducation #SchoolChampion #EducationAwards @ArizonaStateUnversity @alexavettyruona
School Connect is pleased to announce Saravanan Bala of Orcutt Winslow as one of Arizona’s top 3 School Champion Finalists. Reserve your seat: https://ow.ly/vjir50RaXl8 

Come celebrate Saravanan at the Champions of Education Awards on April 25th from 8:15-:10:30 am. #schoolconnectawards #everychilddeservesachampion  #ArizonaEducation #EducationAwards #ChampionsOfEducation #SchoolChampion #CelebratingEducation @orcuttwinslow