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School Boards: Local Leadership and Responsibility for the Future

School Boards: Local Leadership and Responsibility for the Future

Several years ago, I witnessed a conversation between a new assistant superintendent in my school district and the superintendent. The assistant superintendent was mulling over a question posed by an elementary principal and asked for the superintendent’s advice. Instead of giving his opinion, the wise superintendent advised his assistant to... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Are You Leading for the Future?

CEO Message: Are You Leading for the Future?

So often it is hard to envision what the world will look like in 20 or 30 years, as we are caught up in the day-to-day. The needs of our students, however, demand that we not idly wait for that time to arrive. We must look forward to their future... Read the full article >
AdvancED Accreditation: Standards for Quality, Standards for the Future

AdvancED Accreditation: Standards for Quality, Standards for the Future

Each and every day, educators and administrators in educational institutions around the world seek new ways to help students reach their greatest potential. No longer are parents, communities or even students satisfied with minimum requirements. Educators and administrators must be prepared to meet this demand and continue to improve as... Read the full article >
A Student Perspective: Tomorrow’s Leaders Must Have Opportunity to Lead Today

A Student Perspective: Tomorrow’s Leaders Must Have Opportunity to Lead Today

A Student Perspective For the past 13 years I have been a student at a small independent school in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shorecrest Preparatory School has given me a top-notch education, provided me with amazing opportunities, and passed on life lessons, which have shaped me into the scholar, but more... Read the full article >
Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

10 Great Ideas Jim Carroll This article summarizes 10 great ideas for organizations to transform themselves into an organization of growth and innovation. The article focuses on how to turn change into opportunity and provides tips that can be applied to any organization. Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders Cindy Harrison... Read the full article >
Leadership Opportunities: Feminine Educational Leadership in the Arab World

Leadership Opportunities: Feminine Educational Leadership in the Arab World

A Story to Tell In 2005, I was nominated to head Makassed / Khaled bin al-Walid al-Horj College (KBWH). Now just being a candidate to lead KBWH College, was an honor many principals of the 50 Makassed Islamic Philanthropic Association of Beirut (MIPA) Schools worked hard to achieve. Yet for... Read the full article >
The New Teacher Leader Model Standards: Teacher Leaders are Here, But Do Our Schools Know What to do With Us?

The New Teacher Leader Model Standards: Teacher Leaders are Here, But Do Our Schools Know What to do With Us?

Several years ago I was invited to address a group of participants in an Administrators’ Academy held at a local university. At the time I was president of a large school district union and was also one of the first National Board Certified teachers in my area. The instructor asked... Read the full article >
Building Strong School Cultures Through Intensified Leadership

Building Strong School Cultures Through Intensified Leadership

Principals know that creating a school culture that ensures positive outcomes for students is not easily done. They also understand that creating a strong school culture requires an “all hands on deck” approach to meeting the needs of the school community—culture cannot be created or changed by any one person.... Read the full article >
Leaders Creating a Culture for All Students to Learn at a High Levels

Leaders Creating a Culture for All Students to Learn at a High Levels

Improving student achievement as measured by standardized assessments is realized when the district and school leadership creates an organizational culture committed to all students learning at a high level. This means that all students—English language learners (ELL), special education students, students of poverty, as well as below grade level and... Read the full article >
Actions of Effective Leaders

Actions of Effective Leaders

What I have outlined below are five specific actions that leaders must take if they want to make improvement in their schools and districts. Before identifying these five actions however I need to address one system-wide concern that that must be addressed first. Of all of the potential drawbacks to... Read the full article >