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Engaging Board Members Creatively in Shaping the Annual Budget

October 11, 2017 0 Comments

The October 6 post at this blog made the case that superintendents – wearing the “Chief Governing Process Designer” hat – are well-advised to work with board committees in designing processes for engaging board members in a meaningful fashion in …

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Board-Savvy Superintendents Know That Owners Make For Reliable Partners

October 6, 2017 0 Comments

Doug Eadie

A light bulb went off while I was sitting in on a board-superintendent-executive team work session early in my consulting career.  The superintendent, assisted by her associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction and the district’s chief financial officer, …

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Taking the Helm as CEO of Your District

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

AASA Aspiring Superintendents Academy 5/6/17

We spent a lot of our time together last Saturday at the workshop I presented for AASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy (“Hit the Ground Running With Your New Board”) talking about the very special nature of …

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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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Making Superintendent Evaluation a Powerful Relationship Building Tool

April 14, 2017 0 Comments

      Doug Eadie

Truly board-savvy superintendents make sure that their board evaluates their performance at least annually, employing a well-designed process that gets the heart of the superintendent’s leadership as chief executive of her district.  Really board-savvy superintendents know that a …

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Demonstrating Your Board Savvy-ness in Board Interview Sessions

July 12, 2016 0 Comments

Doug PR Photo JPEGOne of the K-12 governance trends we discussed during the session I presented at MASA’s Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy on May 20 was the rapidly growing number of school boards that are paying serious attention to the “board savvy-ness” of candidates …

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Gary Amoroso and Mia Urick on MASA’s Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy

June 30, 2016 0 Comments

A quarter-century of …

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First the Cake, Only Then the Icing

June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Doug Eadie

Doug Eadie

A sorely disappointed superintendent and I were talking a few days ago.  She, her school board, and her senior administrators had gone through an intensive weekend retreat a couple of months earlier.  She explained that it’d been put …

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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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Superintendents Jose Espinoza and Nick Polyak on Building a Strong Partnership With the Board

March 3, 2016 0 Comments

I’ll …

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