SuperEval Blog

How to Keep up with Ever-Evolving Technology in Education

March 20th, 2018

With technology changing at a rapid pace, it’s clear it will continue to comprise a significant place in the future of K-12 education. Technology infiltrates almost every facet of K-12 education, thus learning to incorporate technology into the daily workings of a classroom represents an important task for your Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or technology […]

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Case Study: Pine Valley Central Schools

February 13th, 2018

Executive Summary Scott Payne, superintendent of Pine Valley Central Schools in Chautauqua County, N.Y., desired a way to navigate the enormous amount of paperwork involved in evaluations. He had previous experience working with PLS 3rd Learning (the company that developed SuperEval), while in a former district, so Payne was eager to give SuperEval a shot. […]

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Top 10 Ways to Build Trust with Your School Board

January 25th, 2018

Superintendents and teachers share a common purpose: improving outcomes in the classroom and developing the next generation of our nation’s leaders. Even with this shared foundational objective, superintendents and teachers need to continually work to strengthen their relationships and remain focused on ongoing collaboration to achieve the highest levels of shared success. As a superintendent […]

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Student Data Privacy and Your School District

January 23rd, 2018

Best practices for preventing the misuse of student and faculty personally identifiable information (PII) Take a look at these headlines: Data Breach Exposes Hundreds of Student Records: The personal information of Palo Alto High School students was published via a website that allowed students to see class ranking, grade-point averages and identification numbers.1 (October 2017) […]

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Case Study: Batavia City School District

January 18th, 2018

Executive Summary Christopher Dailey, superintendent of schools for the Batavia City School District in Batavia, N.Y., looked to streamline his district’s superintendent evaluation process. The former procedure changed from year-to-year and required the superintendent to provide a great deal of information to the board. Dailey found SuperEval at a conference and brought it back to […]

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Engaging a Distracted Generation

December 1st, 2017

With the increase of handheld electronics dominating individual’s attention from a young age, students live in a perpetual state of distraction. Many teachers are exhausted with constantly focusing on classroom management and re-focusing students’ attention. So, how do district leaders help teachers battle this change in societal trends and keep their attention during lessons? Dr. […]

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SuperEval Case Study: Charles Leichner

November 14th, 2017

Executive Summary Charles Leichner, the superintendent at the Cassadaga Valley Central School, realized his school district’s evaluation process had remained unchanged for over a decade. One of the main issues was that their process lacked a rubric, making feedback from board members subjective. While Leichner and the board members had a great dialogue and rapport, […]

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Top 10 School Districts in America: What Do They Have in Common?

November 9th, 2017

Picture the perfect school district. What does it look like? In which areas does it consistently rank the highest? While academics, administration, and teachers may come to mind, other factors deserve consideration as well. Diversity, sports, and food, for example, also affect a school district’s perceived success. To determine which characteristics are most common among […]

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Show of Hands: Should Districts Cater to Students’ Learning Styles?

November 7th, 2017

As a thoughtful leader and dedicated difference-maker in your school district, you will do anything to provide the best possible experiences for your students, faculty, and staff. But even though it may be easy to say, “Yes, we must cater to every student’s learning style,” experienced superintendents are savvy enough to explore personalized learning environments […]

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Sharpen Your Communication Skills

October 26th, 2017

Best Practices for Managing Communication for Superintendents “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” —James Humes, Author and former presidential speechwriter Managing communication is an essential aspect of any superintendent’s job. As a leader, it’s essential to communicate clearly and frequently with the school board, teachers, parents, the community, and the media. Setting […]

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