SD129 Podcast

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Superintendent Dr. Jeff Craig is joined by members of the West Aurora 129 community, including students, staff, parents and other stakeholders to discuss personal stories and issues relevant to our school district environment.

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2018-2019

Episode 1:
Assistant Principal for Operations, Ron Murphy, talks with Superintendent Jeff Craig, about his career path to his current position.

Episode 2:
School Board President, Bob Gonzalez, talks with Superintendent Jeff Craig, about his journey from Cuba to America and how it shaped him into who he was today.

Episode 3:
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Craig talks with AFJROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Lt. Col Erik Pettyjohn, USAF (ret), about starting and growing the Air Force JROTC program at West Aurora High school.

Episode 5:
Superintendent Dr. Craig sits down with distinguished West Aurora alumni Gilberto Chaidez Jr. as he shares his take on work, life and how D129 helped shape his future.

Episode 6:
3rd Grade, Hill Elementary School, Itzel DeLaHoya, talks with Superintendent Jeff Craig, about her career path to her current position.

Episode 7:
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Craig talks with Kevin Triplett, about his career path to his current position

Episode 8:
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Craig talks with Chief of Police, Kristen Ziman.

Episode 9:
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Craig talks with Victor Perez, a Dean at Washington Middle School.

Episode 10:
The Principal of Hope D. Wall School, Dr. Terry Collette, talks with Superintendent of Schools, Jeff Craig

2019-2020

Episode 11:
The Principal of Hope D. Wall School, Dr. Terry Collette, talks with Superintendent of Schools, Jeff Craig.

Episode 12:
Early Learning Academy Principal, Dr. Laurie Klomhaus and three preschool students talk with Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeff Craig.

Episode 13:
Mr. Baker served in the United States Army as an Army Ranger and served in five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Listen to Dr. Craig as he hosts episode number 13 of his podcast, where Mr. Baker will discuss how his experiences from outside of education and have influenced his current role. A sincere “thank you for your service” to Mr. Baker and to all of those who have proudly served to protect our freedom!