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Meet Robert Hunt and Read His Interview
Robert W. Hunt is the Superintendent of Schools for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a picturesque village of 4,000 residents, that is actually named after the scenic falls in the center of town.
Chagrin Falls schools make up one of the top-achieving school districts in the state of Ohio. The four schools include Gurney School (grades k-3), the Intermediate School (grades 4-6), and the 7-12 campus, which consists of the Middle School (grades 7-8) and the High School (grades 9-12). The 7-12 campus schools are connected; however, although they share resources such as outstanding music and art facilities and an advanced technology lab, the student bodies function separately. The district serves approximately 2,000 students.
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Tip: You are probably like me and have pictures of your family (and your pet) on your desk. You look at the pictures and then get on with your work. Remember that the reason we work is for our family. Don't ever get this concept badkwards. At the end of your career, you will only get a retirement dinner and a present. What your family will say about you is worth much more.
Quote: "Find balance ibn your life; you will regreat this later if you don't. ~ Jim Capolupo
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Across the country politicians and researchers are searching for ways to reform our education system. They have missed the most obvious solution. GOOD TO GREAT author Jim Collins examined what went into making great organizations. He found that great companies' success came not from a "defining moment" or "revolutionary event", but as a culmination of years of doing the little things right. He called the cumulative effect of many small initiatives "the flywheel". It follows then, that improving education requires identifying and implementing the appropriate initiatives. Who can supply them? Superintendents, our country's top educational leaders, of course! We have the collective knowledge, training and experience that make us the best possible source of those initiatives!
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Meet Jill Gildea and Read Her Interview
Fremont School District 79 Superintendent, Dr. Jill Gildea, was drawn to the large rural fringe district in southwest Lake County, Fremont Township in Illinois due to its beautiful 100 acres of natural forest preserve, its potential for future growth and its focus on whole child development. Four years later, she describes the district as student-centered and future-focused. Jill says, “I’m proud of the accomplishments of an amazing team of educators and an involved and innovative community.”
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