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Episode 123 | Col. USAF (Ret) Kelley W. Crooks

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Today’s guest is Col. USAF (Ret) Kelley W. Crooks

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Senior Administration
CEO, CORPORATE EXEC., OPERATIONS DIR., PROGRAM MGR.
Offering extensive background as a senior military and corporate officer providing expertise in technology, strategic thinking, leadership and program management.

Led personnel, project and contract operations for small (under $10m), medium ($10-50m), and large (over $50m) companies with offices located in San Antonio. Provided business development and customer interface, recruiting and staffing, proposal writing, and personnel training support for both internal and external customers. (2007-2012)

United States Air Force officer: honorably served over 27 years including assignments at Joint Service commands, the Pentagon, and the White House. Served a tour as senior communicator in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (1979-2007)

Directed the planning and development of the first Iraqi Communications Technical Training School in the high threat city of Taji. Oversaw funding, lesson development, student and instructor selection, and facility management. (2005)

Directed unique squadron of radar technology experts focused on ensuring military and civilian flight safety. Maintained operating budget of $10m. (1997-1999)

Awarded the Air Education and Training Command’s Falcon Award for lifetime achievement in the communications career field. (2007)

Received Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense and Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, and Iraqi Freedom Medal while serving in the United States Air Force.
Education and Public Relations
PUBLIC SPEAKING, RADIO HOST, TEACHER

Skilled orator and experienced public speaker. Teacher for 4th grade math within Comal ISD,
college adjunct professor, emcee at professional forums, media lead for 30+ Presidential events around the world, radio host in two cities.

Host of weekly radio show, Military City USA Radio, 930AM-the ANSWER, discussing military issues with distinguished guests from government and corporate America.

Host of weekly radio show, Ahoy Galveston, KGBC 101.5FM/1540AM, presenting news stories, themed music, and local events. Highest rated weekly program at the station.

Selected guests, developed program, selected music, worked board during show

Presented the University of Florida’s College of Journalism William Hearst Visiting
Professional Award for outstanding contributions in the media and public relations field.

Adjunct Professor, Our Lady of the Lake University. Contracted to teach college undergraduate students Business Communications as a core requirement course.
Non-Profit Experience
LEADERSHIP, FUND RAISING, GRANT WRITING

Executive Director, Cavalla Historical Foundation, operating the American Undersea Warfare Center, Galveston, Texas (2016-2017)

Asked to build a stagnant WWII naval museum into an historic showplace. Though increased marketing; personal involvement in community activities like Chamber of Commerce, City Park Board, and Island Rotary; and increasing volunteer hours, museum maintained a steady attendance despite an increase in entrance fees.

Implemented educational camps for kids, partnership with veterans groups, and increased museum store offerings.

Result was a 45% increase in annual revenue and multiple awards from the Historic Naval Ships Association.

President, the Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Club of San Antonio (2008-2013)

Built small club of 35 members into 4-time Outstanding Club (Top 10%) award winner
with over 200 members. Directed events to raise over $30k in scholarships.

Recognized with prestigious 2010 OSU Alumni Professionalism Award for career
achievements.

Board of Directors, the OSU Alumni Association (2015-Present)

Selected to serve 5-year term on BoD overseeing the policies and goals of a non-profit
serving over 580,000 members world-wide.

Regional Vice President, Armed Forces Comm-Electronics Association (2009-2014)

Texas region overseeing 4 chapters. Re-activated Ft Hood chapter, energized Dallas/Ft
Bliss chapters, establishing virtual chapter at Goodfellow. Texas membership up 40%.
Drafted chapter awards for international competition, over 65% success.
Presented the 2014 AFCEA International Chairman’s Superior Performance Award for
sustained professional accomplishments.

Coach, Kinder Ranch Lego League Team – 4 team awards in two years (2014-2015)
Awarded Kathy Menzel Memorial Grant to upgrade school robotics team’s technology.

Continued education ongoing to hone skills using the latest information, policies, and techniques. Master of Education, Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio (2014). Certified
Secondary Education and Mathematics Grades 4-8.
Master of Arts, USAF Air University, Montgomery, AL (2000), Strategic Operations.
Master of Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Biloxi, MS, (1984),
Teleprocessing Science.
Bachelor of Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, (1978), Communications
and Public Relations.
Department of Defense Professional Military Education: Joint Info Ops Staff Course,
Air War College, Joint Staff Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Advanced Communications Officers Course.

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Robo Hawks Robotics Team from Harris Middle School Interview

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Episode 151

Guest: Robo Hawks Robotics Team Harris Middle School

Our robotics team was created 3 years ago with a small group of students. We have a blend of 6th-8th students, but out of the seven students we had in the club, only one was a female when we first started out. Since our first year we have achieved a more balanced group and have an even mix of young men and women. We began participating in First Lego League as a way to get our feet wet with programming and compete with other teams throughout the San Antonio and surrounding areas. FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the INTO ORBIT season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Our students took this challenge head on and we spoke with an engineer from NASA to talk about the challenges these astronauts face with long term space travel. During their conversation with David Brady they realized they wanted to focus on the social emotional aspect these astronauts are faced with because Scott Kelly stated this would be the biggest concern NASA will face. Scott Kelly said the lack of choices in daily activity and being away from Earth is the hardest part of the mission. So the students solution to this was to send virtual reality googles into space with the astronauts so that when they are required to work out on the treadmill for 2 hours a day, they can feel at home by choosing their own adventure. It would be a way to bring Earth to space in a sense. David was impressed with their idea and forwarded the idea on to a colleague at NASA in the Human Research Project to see if they had considered this idea. I’m happy to report that NASA is looking into something similar and David praised our students ingenuity as they did think of a real-life solution for the issues our astronauts face in long-term space travel.


About Middle School Teacher: Stefanie Fulford

I have been teaching for six years. Four of which have been here at Harris Middle School in NEISD. I have always taught science as it is my first love and I believe there is a place for female in this field of study. This year I was awarded the Trinity Prize and Teacher of the Year for my school. I come from a very challenging background as my mother is mentally handicapped, schizophrenic, and has manic depression. I never knew my real dad and my step-dad was an abusive alcoholic. So I was in and out of foster care and finally went to live in an orphanage at age 12. This was a new battle for me, but it provided stability. I joined the military as a way to pay for my college because I knew education was the key to a better life. I am proud to say I not only have my bachelors in education, but a masters in psychology. I wanted to be a positive influence in others around me so teaching made sense as I would create the most change in the next generation. I take every opportunity to connect with my students so that I can positively influence them.

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Episode 149 | Stephanie Hall Powell Founder of San Antonio Preparatory Charter School

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Today’s Guest: Stephanie Hall Powell Founder of San Antonio Preparatory Charter School

Stephanie Hall Powell is a Fellow with Building Excellent Schools where she is taking on the demanding and urgent work of founding and leading San Antonio Preparatory Charter School. San Antonio Preparatory Charter School (SA Prep) is a proposed 5th – 12th grade charter school with a focus on Literacy and Math in middle school and college preparation in high school. Stephanie previously served as the Assistant Principal of Instruction with IDEA Public Schools as well as 3 years as a 6th – 9th grade science teacher. Additionally, Stephanie served 9 years in the Unites States Air Force with four of those years as a military training instructor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from University of Maryland University College and holds a Master of Education Administration degree from Concordia University Texas. She is married to her husband Antuan Powell and they have four sons Micaih, Dominic, Aric, and Isaac.

San Antonio Preparatory Charter School

Is a proposed 5th – 12th grade Public Charter School.

SA Prep will service students in San Antonio, Kirby, and Converse, Texas.

The proposed school launch is Fall 2020.

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All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

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Episode 137 | Dr. Anthony Cobbs

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Today’s guest: Dr. Anthony Cobbs

Bio

Dr. Anthony Cobbs is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and now resides in Texas. He has earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Biblical Studies, a Masters in Christian Ministry and a Doctorate in Leadership from Creighton University. A highly sought-after advisor, trainer and speaker, he is a certified church consultant, ministry strategist and executive coach. He has trained hundreds of leaders and shares the gospel regularly across the country.

Over the past 24 years he has served in various ministry roles, working with churches of all sizes. Most recently he served as the Executive Pastor of Higher Dimension Church, a megachurch in greater Houston and as a Church Starting Consultant with the Baptist General Convention of Texas helping to plant churches across Southeast Texas.

In 2011, Pastor Cobbs launched Breakthrough Ministry Consulting to provide urban pastors and ministry leaders with innovative, relevant ministry resources and top-notch leadership development. Breakthrough has been instrumental in helping dozens of churches across the country achieve ministry goals.

Pastor Cobbs is also a prolific writer. For four years, he wrote a popular weekly blog for the San Antonio Express News. In 2017, he was asked to be a contributing author for “Our Help” a devotional book published by Our Daily Bread International and he is releasing his debut novel in early 2019.

Dr. Cobbs is a husband, father of four millennials, a researcher, and an avid Spurs fan. He is currently the Executive Pastor at Resurrection Church in San Antonio, Texas.

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All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by D.W. Brooks Funeral Home
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