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Teacher Morale, TikTok + the Subbing Superintendent

Teacher Morale, TikTok + the Subbing Superintendent

How to (Finally) Crack the Code on Teacher Morale, AASA NCE Session with EAB + Georgeanne Warnock (Terrell ISD Superintendent) EAB recently launched research around teacher morale and noted that working in schools just keeps getting harder – not only for leaders, but for our teachers too. In fact, many districts have noted that they’ve […]

Make the ordinary come alive

I went to two wonderful sessions on Friday. The first was “Courageous Leadership: A Systems Approach to Equity.” The second was “How to (Finally) Crack the Code on Teacher Morale.” Both sessions provided both big picture and very practical ideas on how to move the needle in my district. After the sessions, a poem by […]

Tell Your Story…

Another great day at #NCE2022 is underway and once again there are too many amazing sessions to attend. Almost everywhere you go, there is a packed room and a waiting line to get into a session. Similar to one of my sessions yesterday about staff recruitment and retention, today I was fortunate enough to listen […]

We Get To

At yesterday afternoon’s general session, AASA president, Dr. Paul Imhoff, reminded us of an important mind shift that we can, and should, take as school leaders. The pandemic, COVID, Coronavirus – whatever you call it – has been difficult for everyone. For students, families, communities, elected officials, medical personnel, teachers…EVERYONE!  And the added divisiveness that […]

Get at the True Meaning of Equity to Make a Difference in Schools, Conference Panel Says

Two superintendents and two other administrators serving on a conference panel Friday discussed what courageous leadership means and why equity is necessary to improve schools and central offices. Tammy Campbell, superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools, Federal Way, Wash., was the main panelist at “Courageous Leadership: A Systems Approach to Equity” at the AASA National […]

His District’s Redefined Readiness Puts Career Pathways at the Center of Systemic Change

“Why talk about 21st-century skills when we’re a quarter of the way through it?” asked David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill. He posed that question during a Friday conference session titled “Transforming Schools with Redefining Ready! And Learning 2025” at the 2022 AASA national conference in Nashville. A shift […]

Users of AVID in Their Schools Testify to the Wide Ranging Benefits to Students and Staff

Robert Logan, senior regional director of AVID’s Eastern Region, moderated a panel of superintendents on their experience with AVID in their school districts. Joining Logan in the AASA national conference session Friday were Adrienne Battle, director of schools for Metro-Nashville in Tennessee; Roselyn Evans, director of high schools for Clarksville-Montgomery Schools in Tennessee; and Jeff […]

President of Major Executive Search Firm Wants Superintendent Candidates Who Will Make a Difference in the Life of a Community

“Board members hire people who they feel good about,” said Max McGee, president of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates of Schaumburg, Ill. “They hire approachable, accessible and likable people.” McGee, who leads the largest private-sector search firm in the superintendent market, shared his insights at an AASA conference session titled “Let’s Land That Job … […]