An independent JrK-12 college preparatory school 
located in Concord, North Carolina

Episode 101: The Dilworth Sessions

In this podcast, Bill Diskin and Fabio Hurtado sit down to give you the official never before released behind the scenes look at the journey they took when Head of School Matt Gossage asked them to write the first drafts of what would become our school’s new mission statement from a vast collection of responses and ideas gathered from students, teachers, parents and other members of the Cannon community. Bill and Fabio share the secrets behind the “Dilworth Sessions”. Enjoy!

Episode 102: Academic Dean Kellen Graham

How do we arrive at what we teach and learn as part of a complete curriculum at Cannon? What qualities make a teacher great? What is the nature of how much content knowledge a modern student has to confront? And can we still root for the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs without Carson Wentz? These, and other questions, about education and academics, confront Dr. Kellen Graham, Upper School Academic Dean. Hear Kellen’s thoughtful responses as Bill Diskin and Fabio Hurtado interview him for Cannon Conversations’ second podcast.

Episode 103: Chance Encounters

Hosts Bill Diskin and Fabio Hurtado take the podcast mic on an impromptu walk through Cannon’s campus. Come along as they encounter an assortment of interesting people on their journey: Junior Kindergarten teacher Rendi Powers introduces “Petite Polar Play-Doh”; The Cat in the Hat celebrates Dr. Suess Day; Middle School students work on their 20% Projects; Chef Craig describes the Dining Hall's daily gourmet menu; Upper School Librarian Mark Kmidowski shares the latest book titles (two of which are authored by Cannon faculty), US History faculty plan for the new Advanced Topics in U.S. History course, and more. Listen as Cannon’s mission statement is brought to life through these casual conversations.

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