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Six Universal Best Practices of Highly Effective School Boards

January 10th, 2021

School boards across the country are faced with extraordinary challenges. As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, even the most cohesive school boards must ensure that they are collaborating and working as effectively and efficiently as possible to make decisions that will help see their district through its current unprecedented challenges. By striving to […]

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Six Habits of Successful Leaders

January 3rd, 2021

Think about the greatest leaders of modern times, figures like Tim Cook, Indra Nooyi, Sir Richard Branson, Cheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Tony Hsieh, and Carl Icahn. How do they do it? They are innovative, charismatic, insightful, and they somehow manage to get more accomplished in a year than it may feel possible to accomplish in […]

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Three Simple Ways Leaders Can Stay Calm Under Pressure

December 15th, 2020

In case of emergency, remember to remain calm. Over the past year, school leaders, teachers, parents and guardians, and students have had to adapt rapidly amidst uncertainty and change. While school leaders worked to ensure our students would continue to receive a quality education, they were also thrown an abundance of curveballs such as considering […]

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The Evolution of SuperEval: Aligning District Leadership from the Boardroom to Schools

December 8th, 2020

This article originally appeared in The NYSCOSS December 2020 Councilgram Sponsor Spotlight, which may be accessed here. Effective leadership is essential to a successful school district. What is focused on, is accomplished. The school district functions most effectively when the leadership operates as a focused team. These are key ideas leading to several guiding questions: […]

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How School Leaders Can Prevent Teacher Burnout During Stressful Times

December 5th, 2020

When schools closed last spring during COVID-19 and students and teachers were both thrown into a world of virtual learning, the outpouring of support and appreciation for teachers was overwhelming. Parents shared their sentiments on social media, asking teachers what their tricks are to keep students focused and learning. “How do you do it?” parents […]

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Dr. Michael Horning Jr. to Lead Panel Discussion with Pennsylvania Superintendents

December 1st, 2020

On December 4, 2020 SuperEval will host a panel discussion with two Pennsylvania school superintendents entitled: Superintendent Reflections: Sharing Stories of Success in Leadership Evaluations  Reflection, feedback and professional growth are foundational to any meaningful leadership evaluation process. This virtual event is a moderated panel discussion sharing stories of success in leadership evaluations during a […]

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Is Social-Emotional Learning Top of Mind in Your School District?

November 5th, 2020

As our communities continue to diversify, schools are responsible to educate students across a broad array of ethnicities, races, religions, and cultural backgrounds. School leaders must acknowledge the importance of social-emotional learning and foster equitable academic environments that promote acceptance and embrace differences. Social-emotional learning can help students develop a healthy curiosity for people whose […]

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Principals Find the Time to Assess SEL in Your Schools

November 3rd, 2020

By, Sue Corrie, Retired Elementary School Principal, Clarence CSD Traditionally, as students and teachers settled into classrooms in the fall, building administrators begin organizing those special fall events such as Open House, Book Fairs, Fall Festivals, Homecoming, fall plays and more. However, this year brought very different organizing and scheduling challenges. Creating schedules within hybrid […]

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SuperEval Team Members to Attend Our First Virtual NYSSBA Conference

October 12th, 2020

NYSSBA’s annual fall convention has been transformed into a two-week virtual event. The conference will be held, October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2020. Although you won’t see us in person, SuperEval team members Michael Horning Jr., Bob Hartz, and Sarah Menegay will be attending virtually. This year’s NYSSBA convention experience includes exceptional programming that is […]

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School Leaders and the Importance of Self-Care

October 12th, 2020

In case of low oxygen pressure in the cabin, please secure your mask first before assisting others. We’ve all heard the above announcement by flight attendants every time we travel by plane. While we may inadvertently tune out this instruction — the underlying lesson is invaluable: You must take care of yourself first in order […]

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