Great Conversation


with Jamie Vollmer

A pro public education video series from an award-winning champion of public education.

Created to inspire and educate

staff, parents, business leaders, elected officials, and community VIPs.

Click here to watch the latest sample.

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"In a time of rising expectations, changing demographics,and intense political scrutiny, teachers, administrators, and Board members need all the help they can get."

 Jamie Vollmer September 28, 2019  


   The Great Conversation   features high-quality video content

   presented in three formats:

    1. Social Media package (Direct download)

        Six engaging videos organized around relevant themes and appropriate

          for the district's social media pages.

    2. Community-wide Email Campaign (Weekly distribution)

             Forty-two emails sent to the superintendent and forwarded weekly to

         the staff and community VIPs. Each message contains a link to a short

         video that promotes public education, overcomes resistance to change,

         and increases community support.

        3. Special Event package (Direct download)

        Curated clips suitable for convocations, civic clubs, parent nights,

          business meetings, back-to-school and fundraising events.

All content can be embedded on the district’s webpage. Videos can be edited for time as needed.

Reactions from the Field


“Humorous, smart, practical, and easily executed! Needs to be seen by the entire staff and every group in the community.”

Joan H. Wade Ed.D.,

Executive Director, Association of Educational Service Agencies


“Jamie offers practical insights and powerful tools we can use to improve our schools and ensure our country’s success.”

Kirk J. Miller Ed.D.,

Executive Director, School Administrators of Montana

“A must see.”

“Inspiring and empowering. An eye-opening series for everyone

who fails to grasp that public education is under attack.”

Gina G. Patterson

Executive Director, Virginia School Boards Association

The Great Conversation :


Delivers a positive message

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Praises our schools at a time of intense scrutiny and rising expectations.

Defends America's Educators

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Refutes unwarranted criticism directed at teachers and administrators.

Provides Practical Tools

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Helps staff and Board members become better ambassadors for the district.

Overcomes Resistance to Change

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Confronts pervasive and archaic mental models of "real school."

Strengthens Ties with the Public


Increases public understanding, trust, and support for your schools.

Each video clip can be shared with the Staff and Community

Faculty Meetings - Chamber Breakfasts - Parent Nights

Foundation Events - Rotary Lunches - Convocations

Ministerial Gatherings - Board Retreats -Taxpayer Groups

Site Council Meetings - PTA Meetings - Senior Centers

Booster Clubs - Union Assemblies - Kitchen tables

Join the Conversation Today

Few expenditures of PD dollars will go so far.

No investment in Community Engagement

will provide a higher return.

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Contact us if you have questions.

​A message from Jamie Vollmer

"Over the last 30 years, I’ve encouraged educators and community members to work together to increase student success in hundreds of districts. I've received praise, applause, state and national awards. I've been blessed. But what drives me on are the voices of the teachers, administrators, board members, and concerned citizens who've grabbed me as I headed out their door with a common plea: Do you have anything we can use to spread a positive message across our community? A bit slow on the uptake, it's taken me decades of thinking and learning to create a resource that would satisfy their requests. The Great Conversation is the result. Clear, compelling, factual, sometimes funny, each episode is designed to be shared with family, friends, neighbors, elected officials, even an idiot brother-in-law. The goal is to help everyone understand that it's in their interest to help every child succeed even if we have no children in school. Trend lines suggest that this series is timely and important - it can increase support for our schools. And I thank everyone who taught me along the way and pushed me to get it done."