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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 never forget walking into a superintendent’s office a few years ago and finding her distraught. She’d just come out of an evaluation session with her board president and vice president, who’d informed her that her contract almost certainly wouldn’t …

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Wearing Your Diplomat-in-Chief Hat

March 24, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606LargeWe were sitting in the superintendent’s office after the board meeting talking about her relationship with the board, and I asked her what she did to keep the relationship really healthy, beyond such obvious things as making sure board members …

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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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