EPISODE 104: Santelises tells her education journey to leading Baltimore schools

Nestor has been bugging Don for six months to get Dr. Sonja Santelises on Baltimore Positive and it was worth the wait.

Now in her fourth year as the CEO of Baltimore City Schools, Santelises attemped to give us an overview of what is happening with education locally and her thoughts about the future here in our community. This is the first of three chats, covering her background and what led her to a job that all of us can agree is extremely difficult.

We learned a lot and you will, too!

We have taken some time this month to add some “holiday bonus” editions of Baltimore Positive that will be coming your way into December with Marty Schwartz, Debbie Phelps and Isaac Hametz and  in addition to our long-form chats with Baltimore City police commissioner Michael Harrison, Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones and the incomparable Wes Moore to start 2020 with bonus positivity.

Nestor and Don are also just released a 100th episode retrospective on Baltimore Positive.

We’d be “thankful” this holiday season if you subscribe to Baltimore Positive and make it a part of your weekly routine!

COME SEE OUR SHOW LIVE IN 2020:

(Yes…you are invited to join us!)

Thursday, January 9 – Mayoral candidate T. J. Smith at Faidley’s 10 a.m.

Thursday, January 16 – Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh at State Fare in Catonsville 10 a.m.

Friday, January 17 – Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley at Faidley’s inside World Famous Lexington Market 10 a.m.

Thursday, January 23 – Retiring Maryland State Senator Bobby Zirkin at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville noon

Thursday, February 6 – Candidate for Comptroller of Maryland Bill Henry at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 13 – President of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Kirby Fowler at Faidley’s Lexington Market 11 a.m.

Thursday, February 20 – Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams at State Fare in Catonsville 11 a.m.

We want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and friends who have allowed this Baltimore Positive platform and movement to become part of your lives and routine. And thank you for sharing our conversations with your community and world!

Hope to see you around Baltimore soon!

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