Ensuring students are ready for a future without boundaries!


June 3, 2024

2.08 The Future Starts with Students “Brave Voices” podcast at El Caj…

Join us for an exciting “crossover” podcast! Students Liam Roman, Mirna Fawzi and Rawan Albadri in the Arts, Media and Entertainment pathway at El Cajon Valley High in the Grossmont Union High School District have been podcas...

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Jan. 22, 2024

2.06 The Future Starts in Bonsall with Eryn Barker

Join a conversation about everything from counseling in a rural community, building career ready opportunities for students, creating a unique spin on supporting students in getting early college credit and the promise of the...

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Dec. 11, 2023

2.05 The Future Starts with Pirate students: Cat and Ant

On this episode Jewyl interviews two current students of Oceanside high school who are in the Media Makerz program. Cat and Ant share their experiences creating media at Oceanside high school, refining video techniques, proje...

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Nov. 28, 2023

2.04 The Future Starts with Pirate Alumni: Alec and Juan

On this episode Jewyl interviews two former students of Oceanside high school who are now with Media Makerz. Alec and Juan share their experiences leaving high school, finding work, discovering career aspirations and what dre...

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Nov. 13, 2023

2.03 The future starts with Lisa Stout and Lionel Saulsberry

On this episode Jewyl talks with Lisa Stout and Lionel Saulsberry of Project Next an organization that helps students identify strengths, explore post-secondary options and prepare a pathway for college or career in the San M...

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Oct. 30, 2023

2.02 The future starts at Comic Con part 2

Part 2 of 2: Enjoy a lively discussion about how to prepare today’s youth for future careers in the creative industry from our Comic-Con recording of “The Future Starts with You” podcast. Hear about how we are building equita...

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Oct. 16, 2023

2.01 The future Starts at Comic-Con part 1

Part 1 of 2: Join podcast host Jewyl Alderson as she hosts a live recording of "The Future Starts with You" podcast. An incredibly talented panel of guests join her including: Dr. Emily Schindler Education Director, Comic-Con...

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May 8, 2023

1.15 The future starts with this podcast! 2023 Finale

Join podcast host Jewyl Alderson and podcast producer Gabe Diaz as we look back at an amazing year, and look forward to what the future holds for the podcast. Hear a few behind the scenes details, some of our favorite …

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April 24, 2023

1.14 The future starts with Mallory Stevens

The Future starts with Dual Enrollment with Mallory Stevens Mallory Stevens supports local schools, districts and charters as they develop dual enrollment programs tied to our local community colleges. Dual enrollment program...

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March 27, 2023

Episode 1.13 The future starts with Michael Bruder

The Future Starts in the Chula Vista Elementary District with Michael Bruder The Chula Vista Elementary District provides every student with career driven experiences at the 4, 5 and 6 grade. In this episode we chat with Mich...

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March 13, 2023

1.12 The future starts with Harold Mumford

Episode 1.12: The future starts with Harold Mumford Trained to be a lawyer, but called to be a teacher, Harold Mumford teaches English, Social Science and Engineering. He fell into it accidentally as a more traditional teache...

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Feb. 27, 2023

1.11 Back to the future with Jamie Davenport

Episode 1.11: Back to the future with Jamie Davenport Jamie is back on the podcast to talk more about Project-Based Learning! She left the field of Law to get into the field of education, and after a few years teaching …

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Feb. 13, 2023

1.10 The future starts with George R. Zubieta

Episode 1.10: The future starts with George Randy Zubieta How do we create a place where students can feel like they are good at something in the classroom and can find meaningful employment? That’s what inspired Randy when h...

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Jan. 30, 2023

1.09 The future starts with Ryan Parks

Before coming to education, Ryan Parks started a production company creating music videos and doing freelance filmmaking. He asked himself “why is it so difficult to find good help” and that brought him to the field of educat...

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Jan. 16, 2023

1.08 The future starts in Oceanside with Teresa Collis

Episode 1.08: The future starts in Oceanside with Teresa Collis Oceanside Unified School District has a huge focus on Career Technical Education (CTE)! Hear from Teresa Collis, their district CTE Coordinator, about how she ex...

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Jan. 2, 2023

1.07 The future starts with Joanna Murray

Description: Joanna Murray began wedging career readiness activities into her language arts courses years ago, and has long been focused on how to best motivate students. Join us for a conversation about her new career explor...

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Dec. 19, 2022

1.06 The Future starts with Christina De Santo

Episode Description: Career readiness starts early in Vista Unified School District, where students at Rancho Minerva Middle School experience a variety of programs designed to ensure they are future ready. Join us for a disc...

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Dec. 5, 2022

1.05 The Future Starts with Making - Supersized Episode!

We see makerspaces in classrooms and libraries in many of our schools, but how can students find ways to turn their passion for making into a career? Join Shaun Kain, Gabe Diaz and Jewyl Alderson at the Maketory, a local …

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Nov. 21, 2022

1.04 The Future Starts with Sarah Burns

Join a couple of labor market nerds as we dig into the value of labor market information for education! Sarah Burns is the Director of Learning for our local Workforce Development Board, the San Diego Workforce Partnership. S...

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Nov. 7, 2022

1.03 The Future starts with Vinny Facilla

Episode Description: Vinny Facilla is a new CTE Automotive teacher at Grossmont High School. After volunteering as an industry partner and mentor for many years, he has taken over the program and is finding new ways to engage...

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Oct. 24, 2022

1.02 The Future Starts with Nicole Thren

Nicole Thren teaches English for Business as well as a capstone Teaching and Learning course at Grossmont High School. “You have to do to learn” is an amazing perspective as we provide students with real world opportunities. ...

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Oct. 7, 2022

1.01 The Future Starts with Jamie Davenport

Guest: Jamie Davenport, K12 Pathway Coordinator, Grossmont Union High School District Tags: Project Based Learning; Career Technical Education, College and Career Readiness Episode Description: Jamie has a number of roles in ...

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Oct. 4, 2022

Episode 1.0 Teaser - The Future Starts with You!

Welcome to the Future Starts with You, where we explore career readiness initiatives with the people doing the real work in the field, from the classroom to administrators, industry and beyond. I’m Jewyl Alderson, and our wor...

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