School Board Member Pam Gould – Episode 47

Planning Period Podcast
Planning Period Podcast
School Board Member Pam Gould - Episode 47

Hello, and welcome to Episode 47 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Pam Gould. Pam is the School Board Member for District 4 in Orange County, Florida, not far from me. She has served on the school board since 2012, and from everything I have heard about her from other educators, she’s really good at it. I met her at a community event she was hosting, and while I didn’t think she’d agree to it, I took a shot and invited her on the show. Obviously, she said yes, and a really awesome discussion is the result.

Pam and I talk about what a school board member really does, the need for looking at education as infrastructure, industry certification, experiential learning, the need to look beyond the classroom, and the importance of seeing the kids in front of you as people.

Much like last week, we have some weird audio issues. Pam and I originally started this interview online, but something happened with her microphone about 17 minutes in. We rescheduled and met up in person for the rest. The result is an interview in two parts. Actually, Pam gets two shots at my first question, but I liked both ways she answered it, so I kept them both. In the end, it’s a great conversation, and the audio sounds good.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 47 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Pam Gould.


Pam, thank you again for being on the show. I really appreciate you setting the time aside not once, but twice to talk with me.

If you want to connect with Pam, you can find her on Twitter @PamGould4 or on her Facebook Page.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler, and now on Instagram @BradShreffler as well. I love to hear from you there. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, the Feedback Page on my website gives you options for feedback as well, which you can find at

Until next week, imagine the kind of change we’d see if we thought of education as infrastructure.

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Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (
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