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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: Reaching for Their Futures

The month of April brings the warm breezes of spring, the air is filled with renewal, and for a school administrator there are many, many opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and our schools. With each congratulatory remark, … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Moving Toward the Next Level of Success

Recently a teacher handed me a copy of Dennis Littky’s book, The Big Picture:  Education is Everyone’s Business. The book describes schools as, “The Met,” where learning is truly personalized, based on authentic experiences, and where students and teachers come … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: How Will Education Look in the Future?

Our world is changing so fast. I sometimes wonder if schools and school districts are being left in the dust of this fast-paced, mobile device, instant information world. It’s been rewarding to be part of a school district that has … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: The Mindset to Achieve

This week, we celebrated the accomplishments of 29 of our schools that are reaching levels of excellence.  Significant numbers of students in these schools are exceeding expectations and, in many cases, performing at exemplary levels on key measures. Also this … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Aim High. Choose Excellence. No Excuses.

“Aim High. Choose Excellence. No Excuses.” There is so much discussion in the media and on the national level about the quality of public schools. I often read or hear comments from critics suggesting that public schools are not succeeding. … Continue reading

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