POINTERS of the WEEK
Periodically check employee time sheets or attendance records. It will discourage those who are tempted to overlook time off the job as a favor.
TO DO TODAY!
Take a moment to check out your district website.
Remember, 90% of your stakeholders will visit your district website and judge YOU based on what they find.
If they can't find anything about you, they will wonder why!
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(Tap into that district talent!)
Click to see a great PROMOTIONAL VIDEO shared by Mike Richie, Superintendent in Wisconsin’s Northland Pines School District.
Meet Jason Gray and Read His Interview
Meet Jason P. Gray, Superintendent of the Trumbull Career and Technical Center in Champion Heights, Ohio. The Trumbull Career and Technical Center, comprised of 11th and 12th grade students from 19 Trumbull County school districts and adult learners from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and beyond, is celebrating its 36th anniversary.
Under Gray’s supervision, the Trumbull Career and Technical Center was recognized as the HSTW Ohio’s Best Career Center in 2013 and it was awarded the HSTW Platinum Award in 2014.
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Meet Lisa Harrod and Read Her Interview
Lisa Harrod is the new Superintendent of Manteno Community School District No. 5 in Manteno, Illinois.
Harrod grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the Beverly area and attended St. Francis De Sales High School, where her father was the head football coach. From the time she was a little girl, Harrod knew that she wanted to go into education. Her parents were both teachers and instilled in her the importance of education and its potential to make a difference in a child's life.
She says, "I now understand just how right they were, and I always remember that every student you are fortunate to teach, you have the opportunity to make a positive and lasting impression."
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Make sure you are taking care of yourself. Eat healthy (at least once in a while). Get some regular exercise. Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Also, do some fun things on the weekends not related to your job. All in all, you will be a better superintendent if you follow all of the above.
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