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Goal-Setting Strategy: Why Every Goal Needs a Final Deliverable

May 28th, 2020

You have most likely heard the age-old question, “If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one around to hear it, did it make a noise?” Here is a new one: “If you set a goal, and in the end, have nothing to show for it, did you truly make any progress?” […]

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How School Leaders at Alexander Central School District Used Self-Reflection to Grow as a Team

October 23rd, 2019

  What do a superintendent, athletic director, director of curriculum and instruction, IT director, and a transportation supervisor have in common? If your answer is that they all work at a school, you aren’t wrong. At Alexander Central School District, they found more common ground: they’re all school leaders. When Dr. Catherine Huber became the […]

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Back to School Goal Setting & Achievement for School Leaders

September 11th, 2019

Part I: Goal Setting Your students are not the only members of your school community optimistically entering the first few weeks of the new school year. As the leader of your district, you too have an opportunity to use the beginning of the school year to reflect on what you hope to accomplish personally and […]

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How to Use Your Annual Evaluation to Set Goals for the Next School Year

August 6th, 2019

During the summer, when many students are taking a break from daily classroom attendance, you are still hard at work setting and working toward goals for your faculty, staff, schools, and the district. What, though, about your professional development? If you’re not sure where to begin goal setting for yourself, a good place to start […]

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Five Steps to Create a Goal-Aligned District

December 13th, 2018

Every leader knows that setting goals is an easier process than achieving them. If you are like most superintendents, you and your board probably ended the previous school year evaluating your district’s achievements, identifying opportunities for improvement, and setting measurable, obtainable goals for the coming year. 365 days should be enough time to achieve your […]

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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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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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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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