Our kids deserve great schools. Our country needs great schools. Our communities want great schools.
Great schools are the result of great leadership. That's why we are committed to advancing our members' success and promoting their profession. Moreover, their collective energy, knowledge, and expertise is our key resource.
The growing SUPERINTENDENT'S RESOURCE COLLECTION is centered on the job’s unique needs and challenges. It offers the means to boost achievement, including solutions to problems that waste time; tools and tips for improving management; sample documents and strategies for more effective leadership, innovative programs and ideas, and much more.
PROJECT LEAD is our nation-wide grassroots campaign for meaningful educational reform. Together educators can restore confidence in our leadership and position ourselves to bring about the organized, rational, well-founded, and sustainable long-range policies our kids, our communities and our country so desperately want and need.
Every day superintendents across the US are achieving amazing things. We envision what 17,000 superintendents can do together!
A Thoughtful Tip and an Inspirational Quote
By James Capolupo
TIP: Are you trying to use data to solve a problem? Are you stuck trying to determine how to get at the real issue? Take a look at this book: SCHOOL LEADER'S GUIDE TO ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS - Using data to dissolve problems by Paul G. Preuss, Ed.D.
QUOTE: REFLECT! "From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." ~Peter Drucker
Contributed by Cedrick Gray, Superintendent, Jackson Public Schools
Our Children, Our Choice CLICK
Knowing who you teach is as important as knowing what you teach.
Expectations Between Superintendents and Principals CLICK
There are five quick absolutes for principals that can strength their relationship with the superintendent.
Five Stepping Stones to School Success CLICK
Educators are empowered by developing common goals and language together.
WHAT IS PROJECT LEAD?
PROJECT LEAD is a grassroots superintendents' campaign to lead the way to organized, rational, well-founded and effective long-range policy development.
HOW DO SUPERINTENDENTS SUPPORT PROJECT LEAD?
1. Educate the public to restore confidence in our nation’s schools and their leadership.
It's time for superintendents to use their voices. They are high-profile public officials with access to audiences in every community in America. They must get the facts and make them known.
2. Cultivate key roles for superintendents in state and national policy decisions.
It's also time for superintendents to own their status. They are our country's authentic front-line educational leaders and they must make it clear that legitimate reform requires their input.
By Don Haddad, Superintendent
St. Vrain Valley School District