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Top Ten Talent Acquisition Best Practices for School Districts

September 29th, 2017

To Compete for The Best and Brightest Teachers, School Districts Must Take a Critical Look at Their Talent Acquisition Efforts In general, many school districts are behind the eight-ball compared to other business sectors in the United States when it comes to effectively recruiting and retaining the best and brightest talent. In 2016, the Center […]

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Seven Standards of Excellence in Superintendent Evaluations

September 22nd, 2017

The annual performance evaluation of superintendents remains the ideal opportunity to reflect on professional practices, celebrate achievements, and to identify both strengths and areas in need of improvement. By applying specific standards of excellence in leadership evaluation, the process transcends from an event in time to a professional development experience with focused conversations among the […]

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The Importance of SMARTER Goal Setting for Superintendents

September 15th, 2017

Personal goal setting… Many superintendents might agree that there just aren’t enough hours in a day. And because of this, goal setting is a task that may get put on the back burner. After all you are busy dealing with changes imposed by the state, staff meetings, parents, teachers and budget cuts. However, goal setting […]

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Navigating the Quagmire of Leadership in a School District

September 8th, 2017

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is about growing others.” — Jack Welch, Former chairman and CEO of General Electric, Best Selling Author If you were to look at the most successful individuals in any given industry, you would find that they did not […]

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Reflective Practice Theory as a Theoretical Framework for SuperEval

April 19th, 2017

A foundational core of the SuperEval approach to superintendent evaluation is the inclusion of Reflective Practices Theory. By requiring reflective practice, the superintendent evaluation process becomes more inclusive of a professional development and growth opportunity for these educational leaders. The process of providing regular and structured reflection on one’s practice as a superintendent, in of […]

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Ensuring That SuperEval Is Secure and Safe

February 8th, 2017

Internet security remains an important topic in our daily lives. Due to the sensitive nature regarding a superintendent’s evaluation, it is imperative that our online platform, SuperEval, subscribes to the highest levels of security ensuring the data is kept safe and secure.  This article, written with the assistance of Robert Daunce, Chief Information Officer at PLS […]

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The Superintendent Evaluation: Shifting Pressures and Changing an Evaluation Paradigm

February 2nd, 2017

Shifting Pressures and Changing an Evaluation Paradigm Currently, the pressure of conducting an annual superintendent evaluation resides with the school board. In many states, including New York, the school board is required by law to evaluate the superintendent of schools. A superintendent evaluation is an important process and activity, not only for compliance to a […]

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Writing SMART Goals in a Superintendent Evaluation

December 19th, 2016

Developing and Writing SMART Goals An important component to the superintendent evaluation process is writing SMART goals annually. SMART is an acronym for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. Aligning annual SMART goals to a superintendent evaluation provides an excellent opportunity to advance the multi-year school board and/or district goals. Before establishing these goals, a […]

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The Importance of a Rubric’s Performance Indicators in a Superintendent Evaluation

December 5th, 2016

A superintendent evaluation offers an opportunity to keep the district’s leadership team healthy and the conversation focused. The superintendent evaluation and expectations of the superintendent of schools should be clearly defined so as to mitigate any ambiguity regarding expectations or what constitutes an “effective” or “high effective” superintendent. To achieve this clarity of expectations with a […]

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Top 5 Reasons for Conducting Annual Superintendent Evaluations

June 9th, 2016

Over the past year, I have enjoyed the support of The New York State Council of School Superintendents (THE COUNCIL) in developing SuperEval, an online superintendent evaluation system that streamlines the evaluation process for superintendents and school board members.  While working on this initiative, I continue to study the topic of superintendent evaluations in depth.  […]

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