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Tag: board-superintendent partnership

Demonstrating Your Board Savvyness

February 9, 2018 0 Comments

Experience has taught me – and I’m sure many if not most of this blog’s readers – that the more board-savvy its superintendent, the more effective a school board is likely to be as a governing body and the more …

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Board-Savvy Superintendents Take “Caveat Emptor” to Heart

May 24, 2017 1 Comment

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 initiative with …

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Don’t Forget Your Board Chair’s Paycheck

July 1, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606LargeWhen I walked into a boardroom recently, I found the board chair – a highly influential attorney – fuming.  When I asked what was wrong, he handed me a clipping from the community affairs section of the local paper, saying …

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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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