Helping spark important conversations about education.

Welcome to Sparkwheel. Where conversations with leaders cultivate curiosity, question the status quo, and help clear the way to do education better.

Much like a sparkwheel is a tool to help start a fire, this podcast is a tool to help you think differently about the world around you and enact change. But the tool alone isn’t enough. It takes passionate people to fan the flame and be difference makers in their schools and communities.


Stan Alleyne is a national leader in school communications. Previously the Chief of Communications for Minneapolis Public Schools and the Vice President of Diversity Engagement for the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), Stan Alleyne offers over 20 years of experience in school communications. Currently, he works as Chief of Communications at Vitals™ Aware Services, a Twin Cities-based company building technology for social good.

In this episode, Stan shares his insight and experience regarding race, student voice and education reform.

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Jake Sturgis, APR


Jenna Mead