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Tag: board-savvy superintendents

It’s Curtain Time

November 7, 2017 0 Comments

    Doug Eadie

The curtain fell on a splendid production.  The superintendent couldn’t have been prouder of the chair of the school board’s new Strategic and Operational Planning Committee, and the chair couldn’t have been more pleased.  She’d just presented an …

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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

I …

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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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