SuperEval Blog

Reinventing the Traditional School Day: Three Inspirational Models

July 16th, 2019

The best teachers in your school district are likely encouraging your students to follow this critical key to success: Be creative. Innovate. Forget what you know, and what has been done before and create something new. The foundation of this article aims to inspire school leaders and superintendents to do the same. Across the nation, […]

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Staff, Faculty and Community Feedback in a Superintendent’s Evaluation: Weighing the Pros and Cons

June 11th, 2019

By, Michael Horning Jr. One of the most important duties and responsibilities of the school board is the annual evaluation of the school superintendent. In a recent article, a superintendent was shocked when the school board moved to dismiss her despite meeting the board members’ expectations as superintendent. According to the story, the school board […]

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The Six Top Challenges that School Leaders Face

June 4th, 2019

There is a cyclicality in education that is familiar and comforting. The Fall brings the optimism of new classes, the Winter brings the comfort of recurring subjects and principles, and every Summer, students graduate with the promise of a hopeful future. Unfortunately, some continually recurring aspects of the educational system are issues that seem to […]

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Make Student Safety a Priority in Your Schools

May 30th, 2019

Superintendents and other school leaders can prepare an actionable plan that will help to make the safety of our students a priority. Being proactive instead of reactive is paramount to keeping our children, faculty and staff safe. Nobody can predict the unpredictable, but every district leadership team should have a plan in place to keep […]

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Should Your School District’s Social Media Communications be a One-Way or Two-Way Street?

May 9th, 2019

We bet that your best teachers are more than just expert orators. We bet that they are engaging. They know how to facilitate learning objectives by fostering dialogue with students, providing hands-on activities, and encouraging pairs and small-group work. If students are more engaged and participatory through interactive communications, should it be any surprise that […]

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SuperEval Enters Strategic Partnership with Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

April 18th, 2019

SuperEval and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) announced a strategic partnership to offer SuperEval’s online educational leadership evaluation tool to school districts across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Now superintendents, school boards, and central office administrators can conduct reflective and evidence-based evaluations online based on different evaluation rubrics including the PA Framework for Leadership or […]

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Your School Board’s Role in Creating the Conditions Needed for Student Achievement

April 16th, 2019

The National School Boards Association states that the fundamental role of school boards is “to work with their communities to improve student achievement in their local public schools.” This role seems self-evident, as the entire educational system is committed to the academic advancement of students, yet the critical impact that school boards can have on […]

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Tips for Superintendents to Communicate Effectively with The Community

March 14th, 2019

Superintendents must play a wide variety of roles to build successful districts supported by a solid foundation of motivated students, engaged parents, and supportive community members. They must be mentors, managers, counselors, visionaries—and public relations agents. This last one, the role of the liaison between the school and the community that supports it, can easily […]

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Michael Horning Jr. To Lead Roundtable Discussion at the 2019 NYSCOSS Winter Institute

February 26th, 2019

This year’s NYSCOSS Winter Institute runs from March 3-5, 2019 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY — and several members of the SuperEval team will be there. We hope you’ll join Michael Horning Jr., Executive Vice President of SuperEval, at THE COUNCIL Sunrise Café roundtable discussion scheduled Monday, March 4th in the Marketplace […]

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Five Habits of Successful Superintendents

February 14th, 2019

Whether you are new to your role as a superintendent or have held your position for over a decade, job success requires continual reflection, learning, and refinement of skills and habits. While every school district is unique, research has shown that some specific qualities and behaviors improve the performance of superintendents, and resultantly, in the […]

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