Monthly Archives: November 2011

Journey of a Superintendent: 10,000 Hours and Counting

10,000 hours, 416 days, 600,000 minutes are required to become an expert in any one skill. Michael Jordan stayed on the court following a basketball game and continued to practice his jump shot for several hours. Wayne Gretzky stayed on … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: The Remarkable Impact of Teachers

November 14-18 is American Education Week. I encourage each of us to take time during this week to thank a teacher who made a significant impact on our lives. We all have memories of life lessons we carry with us … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Education Divide

Funding our public schools consistently is in the headlines, and is certainly in the forefront of the conversations of superintendents and boards of education. Recently the American Association of School Administrators featured several articles about the challenges school boards and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Collective Responsibility

“It takes a village to raise a child.” Too often, this phrase is spoken, without actions to back it up. A few months back, I watched an episode of “Harry’s Law” and heard Harriett, played by Kathy Bates, say, “It … Continue reading

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