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Archive for January, 2015

Two Seasoned Leaders On Board Engagement

January 26, 2015 0 Comments

In Governing at the Top (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475807158)  I describe a phenomenon that I’m sure many superintendents have observed over the course of their careers:  that school board members “who are actively engaged in shaping their governing decisions and judgments …

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Averting Needless and Costly Partings of the Ways

January 22, 2015 0 Comments

DSCN1257The last post at boardsavvysuperintendent.com features an outstanding K-12 leader, MaryEllen Elia, superintendent of the Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa Bay Florida (on the left in the photo of her hosting the CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, …

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Hillsborough’s MaryEllen Elia on the Board-Superintendent Partnership

January 15, 2015 0 Comments

Looking over columns from The American School Board Journal early this afternoon, I came across one that appeared in May 2009, “Governance:  A Superintendent’s View,” featuring an interview with MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent of the Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa Bay …

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The Importance of Smiling at Fear

January 8, 2015 0 Comments
The Importance of Smiling at Fear

 

Last weekend I listened to a four-CD program by an American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron.  Titled “Smile at Fear,” the program, which was recorded at one of her retreats, counsels, among other things, that the process of surmounting fear …

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