Fairfax Radio 9/8/2020 8:00 AM ET

Chief Academic Officer at EL Education Ron Berger will discuss the new book We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture.  He can share how this latest publication offers guidance on affirming student and staff identity, creating a trauma-responsive and culturally-responsive culture and more. Ron can also discuss the comprehensive companion online toolkit currently available.

Ron Berger is responsible for leading EL Education’s vision of teaching and learning, bringing with him 40 years of experience as a teacher and professional development designer and Harvard professor, 28 of those years teaching public school. Part of EL Education since our founding, Ron has authored two books: An Ethic of Excellence and A Culture of Quality, co-authored three more: Leaders of Their Own Learning, Transformational Literacy, and Management in the Active Classroom, and has ensured that quality and craftsmanship are reflected not only in the work that we encourage from students and teachers, but in our work as an organization as well. He is a sought-after keynote speaker nationally and internationally.  A graduate of Hampshire College, Ron holds a master’s of education from Harvard University, where he now teaches a course that uses exemplary student project work to illuminate academic standards.  For more information please visit https://eleducation.org/


Our second guest today is Ekta Punwani, Leader, of IBM 100 Top Hospitals Program. She will discuss the Performance of top hospitals points toward new trends in healthcare, and better support for patients.

IBM Watson Health recently announced the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 2020 100 Top Hospitals and 15 Top Health Systems award winners, naming the top-performing hospitals and health systems in the U.S. The list recognizes examples of excellence across the country at a time when dedicated hospital clinicians and staff members are working tirelessly to support patients through the COVID-19 crisis. For more information please visit: ibm.com/watsonhealth


Our last  guest today is Ed Spitaletta the President & Chief Executive Officer of StoreMaxx Inc., a manufacturing company and brand marketer of the Snap Pak brand of food storage container products. Prior to graduation, Ed began his experience in the grocery business working for Enterprise Marketing, a New York Metro based sales agency.  After graduation, he continued his employment at Enterprise Marketing on a full-time basis, first calling on major retailers in the New York market.

Ed began his merchandising career as the founder of Shelf Tech Inc., regional Hot Box from Snap Packmarketing and merchandising Company.  Shelf Tech, in 1987, was a pioneering innovation as the 1st retail merchandising company in existence in the New York area. Ed sold his interests in Shelf Tech in 2006 to start StoreMaxx Inc., a manufacturing company in the consumer packaged goods industry.

Ed is also the co-inventor of the “CLIP STRIP.”  Clip Strip is a merchandising display tool used by retailers worldwide.  A rather simple invention, Clip Strip is similar to the potato chip clips you invariably will find in taverns and restaurants, a display vehicle used to create impulse sales utilizing what was otherwise “dead” space while creating secondary locations for promotional and “in-line” product lines.

Snap Pac is The Original Meal Prep Container, Made in North America, BPA Free & FDA Approved Food Safe For your family. Look online for Ed’s newest product is Hot Box. For more information go to snappakusa.com

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