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We Meet the Author of the 'School Counselor Side Hustle'


The average pay for Florida teachers ranks 46th in the country among the states. That’s according the National Education Association’s annual ranking. And, according to ZipRecruiter, school counselor’s pay in Florida ranks 49th in the nation. Statistics like this make it easy to see why many teachers are challenged to make ends meet. Enter the 'side hustle' -- a way to make money on the side using the expertise and skills a school counselor or educator already has in abundance. For teachers eyeing the long hot summer ahead wondering what to do with that time, there’s now a guidebook called “School Counselor Side Hustle” that aims to make that time off profitable. We're joined by its author, Florida Gulf Coast University graduate professor, Dr. Russell A. Sabella.


Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University. 
Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week.  Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.