SuperEval Blog

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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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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How School Leaders Can Help Improve Graduation Rates

January 8th, 2019

In 2018, Richmond Public Schools had the lowest graduation rate in Virginia. Data showed that 75% of seniors graduated — a rate 16 percentage points below the state average. Despite the less than ideal results, Superintendent Jason Kamras said in a statement, “This data is not a reflection of our students’ abilities. It’s a reflection […]

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How to Keep Your Best Teachers: Proven Strategies for School Leaders

October 16th, 2018

The best teachers enable the best student outcomes. This fact is not a surprise to school leaders who know all too well the value their most effective teachers bring to their schools and their students. To keep your best educators, you may already be focusing on several factors routinely associated with teacher job satisfaction, such […]

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Five Steps to Help You Manage Your School’s Online Reputation

August 31st, 2018

With each passing year, it becomes increasingly difficult to find either an adult or an adolescent, who does not use any social media platforms. According to recent studies by the Pew Research Center, 68 percent of adults report that they are Facebook users, and roughly three-quarters of them access the platform daily.1 For parents, Facebook […]

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Five Habits of Successful Principals: What Separates Good from Great?

August 7th, 2018

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”1 Not only do we see the role our education system plays on building the future leaders of America, but it reminds us that even individuals who serve in leadership roles—such as our principals—must never stop learning either. Continual education leads to […]

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Leadership Goal Setting for School Improvement

June 12th, 2018

The most successful leaders know that the quest for improvement never ends. When it comes to the critical role of educating youth and preparing them to become the next generation of innovators, protectors, and community stewards, school districts need leaders who are not just visionaries, but who know how to continually raise standards, implement changes, […]

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Does Your School District Have a Social Media Policy?

April 12th, 2018

The students in your schools are not the only ones using popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In 2017, 81 percent of the U.S. population had a social networking profile. Facebook remains the most popular with over 2 billion users worldwide.1 Close behind are YouTube with 1.5 billion, Instagram with 800 million, and […]

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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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