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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: 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: School Districts Prevail in School Funding Case

Friday, January 11, 2013 was a monumental day for children across the state of Kansas. In a 250-page opinion, a three-judge panel from the Shawnee County District Court ruled that the cuts in school funding made by the Kansas Legislature … 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: 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: Testifying Before the House Education Committee

On Tuesday, January 24, I will testify before the Kansas House Education Committee. Here is the message that I plan to share . . . Testimony to the Kansas House Education Committee The story of the Kansas City, Kansas Public … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: A Time for Thanks and Reflection

As we enter the holiday season, I want to wish each of you peace, joy, and the love of the season. I am so grateful every day for the hard work, commitment, and tenacity of our teachers, principals, and support … 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: 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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