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Episode #6

Heidi Gasca

Excel Academy

Connection Over Competition, Doing What is Best for Students, The Importance of Little Details in Building Trust & The Importance of a Solid Executive Team.

Episode #6 Recap

In this episode, Dallan Wortham from Charter Connect meets with Heidi Gasca from Excel Academy in Irvine, California. As an independent-study charter school, Excel Academy allows for parents and students to become active participants in their personalized learning model.

Heidi gives insights into how they encourage connection and trust without a physical campus or classroom. She also shares the importance of small details and physical interaction in increasing student, teacher and staff retention.

Enjoy this episode where Heidi walks us through how they went from 90 students to hundreds over the course of a decade.

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