Archive of Leadership Development

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later

on July 2nd, 2013 in Blog by | 1 Comment

After nearly two years, Friday June 28, 2013 was my last official day at West Wind Education Policy Inc.  On July 1, I started my new position as Associate Principal at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Although I’m thrilled to start this new chapter of my life, it…

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Seeing Through and Beyond

on April 2nd, 2012 in Blog by | 2 Comments

I just opened an email from a colleague asking me if I could help her find an article she needed for her work with local district administrators across the state. She was looking for The Singular Power of One Goal (Sparks, 1999) to encourage superintendents and principals to consider the…

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Access to Learning

on January 6th, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

This fall I had the opportunity to attend the annual Des Moines Branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Des Moines, Iowa. The featured dinner speaker was Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public School District. Prior to becoming Superintendent in December of 2010, Dr. Lane was the…

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Instructional Rounds: A Powerful Reform Strategy

on September 29th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Collaboration, networking, school improvement, instructional support, a collaborative learning culture, knowledge building, and rigorous and relevant teaching—these are all attributes and practices school reformers strive for by awarding funds, promulgating rules, instituting strategic plans, launching training initiatives, and extending promises to stakeholders. One approach that truly advances all of these…

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Distinguishing Between Technical & Adaptive Change

on September 30th, 2008 in Leadership Development, Systems Change by | No Comments

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Facing Race Together: Sharing the Power of Regional Collaboration

on September 29th, 2008 in Leadership Development, Racial Equity by | No Comments

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More Than Social Networking

on April 1st, 2007 in Leadership Development by | No Comments

Download the PDF Version Superintendents are being asked to lead massive changes in their districts in the name of educating all children. By and large, however, they have not been prepared to lead changes of this magnitude. Networking among superintendents can help, but superintendents need more than social networks as…

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