Say hello to our newest NHEG Educational Radio host, Anna Shi, Anna Shi is currently a high school student in Massachusetts. She loves reading, acting, storytelling, singing, biking, running, origami, and spending time with her family and beloved cat.
Additionally, Anna has been volunteering at her town’s library for nearly four years. She helps children with crafts, reads stories to little kids, aids the staff with crowd control, and helps plan for big children’s events at the library. She also works at the library putting books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, and CDs back in their rightful place.
Briana Dincher is a high school graduate from New York City. She enjoys writing, poetry, reading crime novels, volunteering, and playing badminton. Currently, she is an intern at Feeling the Vibe Magazine, where she writes entertainment blogs about music and TV shows. In addition, she works and volunteers as a tutor for students in grades K–12, teaching mathematics and essay writing.
Briana enjoys learning French and hopes to travel to France next summer to practice via verbal communication. This is her first year with New Heights Educational Group as a volunteer Internet radio host, and she is excited to try out her skills in radio broadcasting. In the future, she hopes to study journalism and business in college.
Charlotte McGuire is the proud wife of Arthur L. McGuire, Sr. for 41 years. A mother of two adult children Arthur, Jr. and Ashley, she is now the doting grandmother of Jay Ruel and Hannah Elizabeth. Charlotte sees herself as a visionary, collaborative leader with over 40 years of public service experience. Her heart and life’s work has always been to make a difference for the community’s most vulnerable gifts, from children to senior citizens.
She has directed and advocated holistic services and resources for families as the Chief Executive of Project Impact-Dayton, Inc., the Senior Resource Connection of Greater Dayton and most recently as the Program Director of Reclaiming Futures for Montgomery County Juvenile Courts. A 12-year champion for Reclaiming Futures, Charlotte and her team led and sustained integrated system reforms focused on creating positive futures with court-involved youth and their families by building community solutions.
Charlotte is currently a coach for the Reclaiming Futures National Program Office and servant-leader at Joshua Christian Ministries. She also volunteers with Kettering Partners for Healthy Youth, Bill Glass Prison Ministry and Joshua Christian Ministries’ EXCEL Tutorial Afterschool Program.
Charlotte ran for the Ohio State School Board because she was inspired to be a voice for change a leader for our children’s success. A VOICE for:
Kaden Behan is a student at Pomona College in Southern California and is pursuing a degree in neuroscience. She has been volunteering for New Heights Educational Group for three years now and enjoys her most recent volunteer role as a host for “The New Heights Show on Education.”
She is very interested in volunteering, medicine, tutoring and enjoys horseback riding as a hobby. After college she would like to continue on to medical school, where she hopes to become a surgeon in the future. She has gained many skills from working with New Heights Educational Group and looks forward to applying these skills to her current and future goals.
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Show Topic: American History
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Kathy Woodring has been living in Defiance, Ohio, since 1990 and has been involved with New Heights Educational Group since 2013. She enjoys reading, cooking, and especially reading to the children in the family. She has an interest in history because she believes stories of past struggles and triumphs can often be linked to the present. She is very pleased to be a part of New Heights Educational Group and enjoys volunteering for an especially useful association.
Maria Ortiz is an active Toastmaster member and involved with her local community through the United Way. Her career has allowed her to work in the energy, manufacturing and financial service sectors. As your radio host, she desires to connect you to what is happening in her community and around the country.
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Show Topic: Common Core Standards
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Priscilena Shearon is a caring and qualified teacher with over 18 years of experience. She believes in incorporating meaningful curriculum plans and developing young minds through results-oriented teaching. She is an advocate of all education endeavors that anyone aspires to reach. Her lifelong dream is to obtain her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy. During her quiet time she enjoys knitting and spending time with close family. One day she hopes to travel to the white sand beaches of Bora Bora and visit the glaciers of Alaska.
Her pride and joy are her two daughters. She is proud of all of the accomplishments they have made in their education endeavors thus far; her oldest daughter is currently in graduate school seeking a Masters in Clinical Psychology while the youngest daughter is a freshman in college aspiring to become a nurse.
Priscilena is very excited about the blog radio talk show host opportunity given to her by NHEG. It will be the first time she has been a talk show host of any kind. On her show she plans to delve further into Common Core myths and realities. It is her opinion that Common Core is not the best option for all those involved into today’s education arena.
Priscilena will address myths, facts, and common misconceptions about the development, intent, content, and implementation of the Common Core Standards.
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Sadia Eijaz is a high school student in Washington. She has been volunteering for New Heights Educational Group for almost two years now, and she is grateful to be a part of New Heights. She enjoys volunteering very much and helping others.
She plays the flute for her school band and has been playing for six years. She also taught herself to play the piano. Sadia is very interested in arts and crafts; she likes to make her own things if she can. She loves reading, and she plans to attend a four-year university in the mind-set of becoming a pharmacist.
Hello! My name is Shannon, and I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University, in Virginia, and my certificate in Child Development from Northern Virginia Community College. I’m a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and I’ve volunteered for the Girl Scouts as well as the Boys and Girls Club.
My favorite subject in elementary school was reading, and I was very good at it! I really want to share my love of reading with young children. When I’m not volunteering, I’m either gardening or hanging out with my guinea pig.
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Show Topic: Soft skills
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Victoria Marie Lowery was born to Elmer and Sandi Deitering in Dayton, Ohio. They moved to Piqua, Ohio, before her junior high years where her father built his wife’s dream home on their 55-acre farm. Victoria was their youngest child at the time with one older brother. Within two years, the family adopted her younger brother and sister.
With Elmer being a devout Catholic, the children were raised in parochial schools. Elmer would have chosen life as a priest had it not been for his strong desire to have a family. Victoria was raised with these primary values of faith and family first.
She attended modeling school at age 15, which culminated in large job offers and a proposed agency-sponsored trip to auditions in New York. As a minor, parental consent was required. Her parents turned the offers down because they believed in education and thought that the entertainment industry is a “dirty business.”
So Victoria pursued higher education at a private college in Indianapolis. Marian University was founded by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes. During her freshman year she was nominated to the Sweethearts Court and played tennis on the men’s team. After two years she transferred to complete her degree at Wright State University while playing tennis for the Lady Raiders.
Victoria completed her degree and married in the same year. She gave birth to three incredible daughters, but the relationship was marred with husband’s drinking, money schemes, and (secret) infidelity. Victoria was raised to believe divorce was not an option.
Victoria worked as a live talk show host filmed at the Shelby County fairgrounds. She became Mrs. Ohio 2001. The organization promoted “today’s married women, their accomplishments, and commitment to family and marriage.” But her own marital pressures soon mounted to the point of causing grave health problems, and she had to face the gut-wrenching divorce decision. Ironically, it was mentoring from a local priest who showed her that the only answer was divorce.
As a single mom, Victoria worked as the CEO at the Chamber of Commerce in Tipp City, Ohio. A few years later, in 2006, she and her three daughters moved to Tiffin, Ohio, where she accepted the position of CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. Two years later she became CEO of the state professional association, the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio (CCEO).
During a divorce-recovery session, the counselor (with a PhD) proclaimed these words, “He sounds like a sociopath.” This new term struck a chord and provoked years of study on the subject. But fear of judgement and concern for her daughters’ well-being kept Victoria quiet about her true story while working for the Chambers of Commerce.
In 2010, Victoria left the business world to dedicate herself fully to her deepest passion: human relationships. This decision was fueled by an inner-fire to empower others with the knowledge to have the most fulfilling relationships and eliminate divorce. This was also the year something called the Yes Test presented itself as the formula to lasting love. She began using this tool as a life coach and speaker. Victoria is now the author of books that promote success in love and life. In 2013, she married a high school physics and anatomy teacher, Dan Robert Hopkins. They enjoy a loving marriage and family.
The NHEG Radio Show is an internet radio program in which the hosts cover various topics of education for Home, Charter and Public School families in Ohio. These Communities include Paulding, Defiance, Van Wert, Delphos, Lima, Putnam County, Wauseon and Napoleon.
If you are looking to listen to past shows, please check out this document that lists all the shows that have been released.