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     Jeff Bailey is Superintendent of Schools for the Rockwall Independent School District, a public school district based in Rockwall, Texas. Jeff is known and respected for his unyielding commitment to academic achievement for students.
     The Rockwall Independent School District is comprised of thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools and it serves 15,100 students.  He joined the Rockwall district in the spring of 2009.
     Jeff Bailey is a long-tenured educator who has held a variety of positions that include teacher, assistant principal, director of personnel, principal, area assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent. He began his educational career as a teacher and coach in Plano ISD in 1979, and subsequently served Plano ISD an assistant principal, a personnel director and a principal.  When he moved to the East Cluster to become an area assistant superintendent, he became responsible for the instructional and operational management of 27 campuses in the fastest growing region in the Plano district.

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The ingenuity factor in our profession

     In the busy life of a superintendent few things are more annoying than wasting precious time.  We thrive on discovering ways to avoid the tedious and focus on what is important.
     An example is the superintendent who assumed a new position in a prominent, highly educated community. The five-member board included two members with law degrees and two with business backgrounds.  Their expertise was apparently the reason they insisted on reviewing each and every vendor contract word-by-word prior to approval. They almost seemed to compete to make the most corrections.
     While it was fun for the board, our clever colleague was intent on making better use of his time and theirs.  He proposed a standard contract for use with all vendors.  After just one word-by-word review, they adopted it for general use. Contacts were still presented individually for board approval, but the background sheet for each summarized any exceptions from the standard with explanations and the time involved was reduced to a few minutes. This not a typical problem, but the solution is smart and probably applicable to other situations. It’s also evidence of the resourceful and innovative thinking involved in leadership focused on doing what matters.
     While we might assume responsibility for solving every problem that comes our way, we can save a lot of time by sharing. Some solutions seem amazingly obvious to anyone with time to think  problems through, but why would any superintendent opt to deal with each and every one himself or herself? Networking and collaborating and mutual support are what NASS is all about.
     Next month I will be sharing an absolutely great idea contributed by a Georgia superintendent. It’s a smart and practical technique for getting board members to refer individual complaints appropriately instead of personally bringing each and every one to you – another way to save precious time!

    To contribute to your profession, please share your ideas! Email me using tdaem@nass.us .
    Have a great week!

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Meet Michael Lubelfeld and Read His Interview

Lubelfeld Michael Cropped     Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D, is Superintendent of Schools for Deerfield Public Schools -¬ District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois.
     Deerfield Public #109 is a high-achieving school district that serves approximately 3,100 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade across four elementary and two middle schools.   Michael Lubelfeld holds the official title of Chief Educational Officer of this Lake County, Illinois school district.
     The foundation for Dr. Lubelfeld’s personal philosophy is the firm belief that “young people are our windows to the future.”  He says, “Working with them has given me a unique vantage point to assess their goals, needs and abilities.  I have been and I remain committed to preparing our young citizens, and those who teach and support them, for their futures – and ours.”

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*Boost Employee Morale: 10 Ideas

*Computer science instruction expands to kindergarten level

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*Proactively Dealing with Unethical Workplace Behavior

*Teacher Evaluation - the emergence of advanced video evaluation tools in the classroom

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