HR High Five Podcast

  • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 13 - Bilingual Staff at HSD

     

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    We have an exciting episode to share with you all today as we learn from three staff in our district who speak languages other than English! We hope you enjoy hearing from them and getting an inside look at the great work being done by our bilingual staff in HSD.

    Featured staff:

      • Olga Acuña — Executive Director of Federal Programs 
      • Erik Nebel — Speech-Language Pathologist, Rosedale Elementary School
      • Robyn Anderson Morehouse  — Math Teacher, Hillsboro High School

    What has been your multilingual experience with HSD? 

    Share your thoughts here ⁠⁠⁠HR High Five Podcast Feedback⁠⁠⁠.


     

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    • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 12 - The Power of Relationships

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      In this episode we will be hearing from our guests about the Power of Relationships. Good working relationships and partnerships inside and outside of HSD provide us with several benefits, including a more enjoyable workplace!

      Featured staff:

        • Gabby Villamagua — Principal, Free Orchards Elementary
        • Fatima Aceves Rodriguez — Office Manager, Free Orchards Elementary
        • Jenny Taguchi — Dean of Students, Poynter Middle School
        • Amy Decoster — Support Specialist/Autism Consultant 

      Have any tips on fostering good working relationships? 

      Share your thoughts here ⁠⁠⁠HR High Five Podcast Feedback⁠⁠⁠.


       

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    • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 11 - Hope in the Workplace

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      In this episode we are diving into the topic of “hope in the workplace” where we will share stories from our guests about how this topic impacts the different work being done around HSD. We HOPE you enjoy it! 

      Featured staff:

        • Lisa Erickson — Public Safety Chief
        • Jessica Servin — Family Engagement Specialist
        • Brenda Chavez Tapia — Education Liaison
        • Brandon Hernandez Roman — Education Liaison 

      What ways do hope and hopelessness come into play in your role? 

      Share your thoughts here ⁠HR High Five Podcast Feedback⁠.


       

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  • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 10 - Winter Wellness

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    In this episode we are diving into the topic of “winter wellness” where we will be hearing from three guests about their experiences supporting students and staff with resources for mental health and overall wellness. 

    Featured staff:

      • Daphne Fisk — Employee Benefits Supervisor
      • Ruben Garcia-Puga — Student Support Wellness Counselor
      • Jennifer Cary — Coordinator of Mental and Behavioral Health

    Do you have any winter wellness tips or rituals to get you through the season? 

    Share your thoughts here ⁠HR High Five Podcast Feedback⁠.


     

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  • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 9 - Thanking and Appreciating our Staff

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    In this episode we are diving into the topic of “thanking and appreciating our staff.” As you listen to what our guests have to share, we hope you can identify ways that you like to be appreciated and ways that you can express thankfulness to those you work with too! 

    Featured staff:

      • David Nieslanik — Executive Director of High Schools
      • Megan Nace — Director of Technology Services
      • Juliet Hong — Principal, West Union Elementary

    What are some ways that you like to show appreciation or be appreciated? 

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      • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 8 - One Day at a Time

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        In this episode we will be taking a journey with our guests as they describe what a typical day looks like for their work and the ways they approach things “one day at a time”. As you hear their stories we hope you learn something new about the work being done around HSD to support our community!

        Featured staff:

          • Nathan De Pinto — Fiscal Planning Specialist
          • Saideh Haghighi Khochkhou — Operations Officer
          • Sebastian (Antonio) Hernandez Viera — Language Liaison

        How do you take your job one day at a time? 

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      • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 7 - Starting Off Well

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        Whether it’s setting up a classroom or making sure the school buses are in tip-top shape, there are many ways that we work to ensure the school year has a great start for our students and families.  

        In this episode we will be hearing about how some of our employees prepare to start a new school year. 

        Featured staff:

        • Miguel Garcia — Bus Driver
        • Kevin Hertel — Evergreen MS Principal
        • Teresa Portinga — Patterson ES 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

        What ways do you start the school year? 

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  • HSD HR High Five Podcast Bonus Episode - Superintendent Travis Reiman

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    In this special episode we have an in depth one-on-one interview with new Superintendent Travis Reiman. He discusses his thoughts on the district, shares his history, and more.

    Have a Question for Superintendent Reiman that you would like to ask? 

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  • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 6 - HSD in one word

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    For the final episode of the 2022-23 school year, we have a montage of previous guests answering one question:

    In one word, what does HSD mean to you?

    What would that word be to you? 

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  • HSD HR High Five Podcast Bonus Episode - Superintendent Mike Scott

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    In this special episode we have an in depth one-on-one interview with retiring Superintendnet Mike Scott. He discusses his thoughts on the district, shares some stories and memories, and more.

    Have a memory of Superintendent Scott that you would like to share? 

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    • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 5 - Serving Our Community

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      Every employee at HSD serves the community, but what are some ways we serve people that may not have students in HSD?  

      In this episode we explore the experiences of various Hillsboro School District employees and discuss ways they service the entire City of Hillsboro. 

      Featured staff:

      • Courtney Gibb — McKinney-Vento SSWC & Foster Care Point of Contact
      • Kelsey Wright — HR Supervisor
      • Jahmai Cherry — Multimedia Specialist

      What ways does your role reach out to the entire city (or beyond)? 

      Share your thoughts here HR High Five Podcast Feedback.


       

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  • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 4 - Organization

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    With so much to do, how do people stay organized? 

    In this episode we explore the experiences of various Hillsboro School District employees and dive into their tips and tricks to help keep things organized. 

    Featured staff:

    • Christy Walters — Principal, Witch Hazel and Tamarack Elementary Schools
    • Eli Andrade — Graduation Coach, Evergreen Middle School
    • Rose Roman — Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

    Do you have an organization tip? 

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    • HSD HR High Five Podcast Episode 3 - Teamwork

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      What makes a team...work? 

      In this episode we explore the experiences of various Hillsboro School District employees and dive into the value of working as a team. 

      Featured staff:

      • Tiffany McGowen & Wendy Holland — Payroll
      • Jon Turcotte — Nutrition Services, Warehouse
      • Maria Jose Leon Aguilar & Karla Sanchez Toro — Lincoln Street Elementary School

      What is your teamwork experience like? 

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  • HSD HR High Five Episode 2 - The Heart of HSD

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    What captures your heart? 

    In this episode we explore the experiences of three different Hillsboro School District employees that represent the heart of HSD. 

    Featured staff:

    • Salo Acosta — Migrant Recruiter/Education Liaison
    • Ciara Hartzell — Elementary Support Technician
    • Yaquelyn Vazquez Burgos — HR Applications Admin Support

    What motivates you in your work? 

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  • HSD HR High Five Episode 1 - Celebrations!

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    What are some ways to celebrate success? 

    In this episode we explore how three different Hillsboro School District employees make celebrating a part of their job, and what ways we all benefit through celebration. 

    Featured staff:

    • Morgan Quimby - Hillsboro High School Assistant Principal
    • Dave Peterson - Facilities Director
    • Leandre Butler - Imlay Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher

    What are some ways you celebrate success?

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