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a Reflective Quotation,

a Video, and

 

Christmas Happy Holidays

From Dr. Jim Capolupo
Springfield School District
Springfield, PA
  

 

The TIP

As you are planning your winter break, here is some advice. Take some vacation! Don't save days (even if you get reimbursed for unused vacation). Use sof of your vacation and spend some "relaxed" time with your family and friends.  Fill out that vacation form right now!

The QUOTE

"Having a place to go - is a home.

Having someone to love - is a family

Having both - is a blessing."
 ~Donna Hedges

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 1/3 OF EVERY SCHOOL YEAR IS WASTED.

WHY?

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Surveys from over 3000 teachers, from multiple states, document that teachers spend 1/3 of every school year teaching students content they should already know.  Learn why and what to do about it. 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO AMERICA'S EDUCATIONAL LEADERS!

 

THE DUTY TO KEEP THE SUPERINTENDENT INFORMED

A CRUCIAL FACTOR IN TEAM BUILDING

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     Most superintendents expect their administrators to keep them informed, particularly when it comes to board member concerns or even criticisms. Without knowing about potential problems, the superintendent is deprived of the opportunity to correct misinformation, resolve an issue, or expain the facts.
     Some superintendents simply order their administrators to report every conversation. Others feel board members who learn about such an edict from an employee, may  interpret it as intrusive, insecure, controlling, or worse.
     An alternative more consistent with a focus on team-building is to define the duty to keep each other informed as a professional courtesy reasonably expected of all district leadership. Many union contracts state that it is an employee right to be advised of any complaints about him or her and be afforded the opportunity to address the allegations immediately.  Given that most administrators believe that they deserve the same respect, it follows that the superintendent is justified in expecting quid pro quo.
     This strategy is less likely to portray the superintendent as dictator and more likely to be viewed as a contribution to a culture of mutual respect, enhanced communication and building trust.

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PROJECT LEAD

THE GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN

“The key to reversing negative stereotypes is to contradict them, in direct interactions between people, in the media, and through education." ~Heidi Burgess

LEAD FOR GREAT SCHOOLS
LEAD FOR A GREAT NATION

WE MUST DO IT TOGETHER ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME

With access to opportunities to educate the public in every community in America, superintendents have potential political influence that is yet untapped. The goal of PROJECT LEAD is to replace a continuous series of haphazard, disjointed, and often groundless mandates with organized, rational, well-founded, effective and sustainable long-range policy development. The first step is to restore public confidence in us and our country’s schools.

 
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SUPERINTENDENT, ST. VRAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT, LONGMONT CO

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  PROJECT LEAD is a response to a call to action by AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech, and it already has the support of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).

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BECAUSE WE'RE NOT TELLING OUR STORY

SO OTHERS OTHERS ARE TELLING IT FOR US

After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie capped superintendents’ salaries,
 he was quoted as saying superintendents were “paid more than $200,000 to
 supervise only a few hundred children.”  Last December Education Secretary
 Arne Duncan reportedly called the U.S. performance on PISA tests “a picture
 of educational stagnation.” Now California’s lawmakers are considering ways
 to limit superintendent compensation because funds for education are not
 meant for “top administrators’ salaries and perks".

 

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Left to right top row: Don Haddad, Longmont, CO;  James P. Capolupo, Springfield, PA; Michelle Curry, Orting, WA; Sonny Da Marto, Turlock, CA; Wendy Doty, Laguna Hills, CA; Robert Garguilo, Brigantine, NJ

Left to right bottom row: Sandra Smyser, Fort Collins, CO; Brett Stanton, Tallapoosa, GA; Mike Richie, Eagle River, WI;  John Roach, Carlsbad, CA; Rob Voors, Glendora, CA; Richard Fragale, El Centro, CA

 

 

 

 

 

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TEMPER YOURSELF

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Always avoid making enemies whenever you can, even when dealing with hostile or unreasonable people. 

It may be tempting to respond in kind, but remind yourself that a bus driver fired by a California superintendent ran for the board and won.



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Meet Yaw Obeng, Superintendent of Education and a member of the executive council for the Halton District School Board in Toronto, Canada.
     The Region of Halton is a large geographical area comprised of six municipalities, with an urban, suburban, and rural mix.  The Halton District School Board serves approximately 60,000 public school students in the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville in southern Ontario. All four municipalities form the Regional Municipality of Halton. The Region of Halton and the Halton District School Board share the same boundaries which encompass 232,000 acres of land, 25 kilometres of which are along the shore of Lake Ontario.

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