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Board-Savvy Superintendents Take “Caveat Emptor” to Heart

May 24, 2017 1 Comment

Doug Eadie

By all accounts, MaryEllen Elia was doing an outstanding job at the helm of the Hillsborough County Public Schools: significantly improving educational and administrative performance, building a collaborative working relationship with faculty, and launching a far-reaching teaching improvement …

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Don’t Over-rely on Human Relations in Building Your Partnership With the Board

April 27, 2017 0 Comments

    Doug Eadie

The superintendent was a consummate people-person who had from the get-go paid close attention to the human dimension of her working relationship with the board during her three years at the helm of this Midwestern district.  As I …

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Equipping Superintendent-Aspirants To Survive and Thrive In the Governing Arena

June 3, 2016 0 Comments
Doug Eadie

             Doug Eadie

The same year the superintendent of a large urban school district was named “Superintendent of the Year” by her state association and was also a finalist for the same award from AASA, she was fired without cause by …

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Two Really Board-Savvy Superintendents On Board Evaluation of Their Performance

May 17, 2016 0 Comments

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Don’t Let an Insidious Foe Damage the Partnership With Your Board

April 14, 2016 0 Comments

ethereal octopus from the depth (Octopus vulgari)Preparing for the “Board-Savvy Superintendent” workshop I’ll be presenting later this month for the Midlands Superintendents’ Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I was reminded of a sad true story that isn’t all that uncommon in my experience.  …

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