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MASA Mid-Winter Conference Chris Wigent Superintendent, Wayne RESA January 30, 2009 “Lessons Learned”. THANK YOU!. “ In the middle of this road we call our life, I found myself in a dark wood, with no clear path through” - Alighiere. WHAT THIS IS…. My Story

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MASA Mid-Winter ConferenceChris WigentSuperintendent, Wayne RESAJanuary 30, 2009“Lessons Learned”



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In the middle of this road we call our life, I found myself in a dark wood, with no clear path through”

-Alighiere


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WHAT THIS IS…

  • My Story

  • Reflections

    • Personal

    • Professional

  • A “Crosswalk”

  • Humbling and Difficult (for me)

  • Some Learning (or Reaffirmation) for All

  • Time to Focus on the Topic


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WHAT THIS IS NOT

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  • “The Last Lecture”

  • Inspirational

  • Perfect

  • Just a Focus on Me (hopefully)

  • Anything Else You Don’t Want this to Be 


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Personal Background

  • Husband and Father


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Professional Background

  • Classroom Teacher

  • High School Administrator

  • Superintendent – 19 Years

    • Dryden (Lapeer County)……1990 - 1994

    • Olivet (Calhoun County) …..1994 - 2000

    • Calhoun ISD…………………. 2000 - 2007

    • Wayne RESA ………………….2007 - Present



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“The Die was Cast”February 19, 2008

  • Tumor Found (plum)

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer – Stage 4

  • Radiation – 35 Treatments

  • Chemo – 6 Treatments

  • “Remission” – October, 2008

  • Left Wayne RESA – March 28, 2008

  • Returned – January 2, 2009



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Lessons Learned

Change Happens


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Lessons Learned

“New Normal”


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Lessons Learned

Communicating Vision is Vital


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Lessons Learned

Organizations Matter


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Lessons Learned

Leadership Matters


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Lessons Learned

We are Not Really in Control


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Lessons Learned

Patience


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Patience is the art of waiting for life to happen” - Japanese Quote


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Patience is the art of letting life kick you in the teeth!”-Patrick Wigent


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Do you have the patience to wait …till your mud settles and the water is clear?Lao-Tzu


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Lessons Learned

Accept Help


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Lessons Learned

Family is First – Truly!!



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THANK YOU! became a butterfly”

AGAIN AND AGAIN!


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