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Teacher Appreciation Week

Years from now, our students may forget what we have said, but they will not forget the way we make them feel. Our students carry forward the impressions left by educators with them for a lifetime. Educators in Kansas City, … 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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Journey of a Superintendent: Celebrating Our Teachers

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick We celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week the first full week of May, but teachers, and those who dedicate their lives to education, deserve our thanks, … 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: 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: 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: 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: A Special Thank You to Teachers

Every now and again, I find myself looking back, and thinking about the different directions my life could have taken. When I do, at those points where I found my life at a crossroads, there was always someone there to … 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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