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Journey of a Superintendent: Whisper Down the Lane

One of the many privileges I have as superintendent is sharing the stories of our students, teachers, and our entire staff. Every day, I witness extraordinary accomplishments: from four-year-olds reading and writing, to students engaged in robotics competitions and “Math … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: What a Summer Vacation!

“Summer time and the living is easy!” It certainly has been summer here in KCK, but our staff have been doing anything but living easy. Unless by living easy you mean putting the pedal to the metal and getting in … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Who Will Speak for Our Children?

This week the Kansas Governor’s office released the framework of a new school finance formula that “increases local control, transparency, accountability, breaks the cycle of litigation, and focuses more resources on the classroom.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? On the surface, … Continue reading

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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: What Are You Reading?

Summer is officially here. It always begins with much anticipation as children and grownups alike think of days filled with ballgames, picnics, warm days and cool evening breezes. As educators we look forward to time to refresh, attend classes, and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Trust Based Relationships

On my way back to the office this afternoon from one of our schools, I heard a news story about what is going on at the capitol in Wisconsin. We have all watched and listened over the past several weeks, … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Coming Together

Remember when . . . We all have experiences that create lasting memories that we think about fondly, even as the images fade. I had a “remember when” moment last week as the district, community and parents came together to … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Rising to the Potential of the Day

Saturday, October 23, 2010 Seven days ago, with the sun shining brightly and the air filled with that autumn warmth, I joined a few hundred parents, community supporters, music teachers, and district employees to hear our high school marching bands … Continue reading

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