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Tag: school governance

Combatting the Zoom Muzzle Syndrome (ZMS)

August 6, 2020 0 Comments

Since mid-March of this year I’ve participated – wearing my governance counsel hat – in numerous virtual work sessions of client school boards and standing committees, employing the popular Zoom video conferencing platform.  Zooming has made it possible for my …

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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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Averting Needless and Costly Partings of the Ways

January 22, 2015 0 Comments

DSCN1257The last post at boardsavvysuperintendent.com features an outstanding K-12 leader, MaryEllen Elia, superintendent of the Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa Bay Florida (on the left in the photo of her hosting the CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, …

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