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Journey of a Superintendent: #Hopeful

  If one depended on the nightly news, or social media, to predict the future, he/she might think our youth are lost. Be honest, when many of us were kids, the same type of image was attributed to our generation.  … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Kansas Supreme Courts Affirms Equity

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Kansas children and families, reminding us all that education is the cornerstone to the Kansas Constitution and our way of life. The Court ruled that the Kansas Legislature has again failed … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize!

Each year I have the privilege of congratulating nearly 1,000 graduates as they commence to the next phase in their life’s journey. It is so rewarding to be a small part of the accomplishments of our students, families, schools and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: The ABCs of School Finance

Last month in my blog, I was celebrating the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of public schools and Kansas kids. It was the latest court decision in the Gannon vs. State of Kansas school funding lawsuit. The court found … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: A Victory for Kansas Kids and Public Education!

Today, the Kansas Supreme Court issued their ruling in the latest school funding lawsuit in Kansas, Gannon vs. State of Kansas. The Court found schools must be financed to ensure every student, regardless of the property wealth of the community … Continue reading

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Do the Right Thing, Dagnabbit!

“We need to start paying attention to the unfunded stuff and stop worry about the funded stuff.” — Dr. Christopher Thornberg, economist So many tragic events call into question whether we are paying attention to things that matter. Consider the … Continue reading

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We Need Your Constructive Feedback

   “Success is never owned, it’s only rented – and the rent is due every day.”    Rory Vaden, best selling author and consultant, shared this comment in a presentation I heard a few years ago. These words have stayed … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: “The Sky is the Limit – Seize the Sky”

I make it a habit to remind my students and our great staff at KCKPS: If we want something bad enough, we have to push past our doubts and perceived limitations, and just go get it. Well, I had the … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: The Rest of the Story

Some will recall the famous talk radio personality Paul Harvey. Mr. Harvey was known to be a conservative, but nonetheless, through his reporting, he reached people from all perspectives. He had the uncanny ability to tell stories that narrated history … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Is the Value We Place on Education Changing?

I recently began reading Paul Taylor’s The Next Generation. The premise of the book is how swiftly our country is changing. In his book, he wrote, “ . . . the America of the near future will look nothing like … Continue reading

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