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superintendent / board relationship. Michael Dunn, Ed.D. Superintendent, ESD 101 ~ Spokane [email protected] SCHOOL BOARD SERVICE: HOW MODERN SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ENGAGE AND UNDERSTAND THEIR LEADERSHIP ROLE. understanding the organizational situation. superintendent / board relationship.

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Superintendent board relationship

superintendent/boardrelationship

Michael Dunn, Ed.D.

Superintendent, ESD 101 ~ Spokane

[email protected]


Superintendent board relationship

SCHOOL BOARD SERVICE:

HOW MODERN SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ENGAGE AND UNDERSTAND THEIR LEADERSHIP ROLE


Superintendent board relationship

understanding the organizational situation

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Superintendent board relationship

what the board expects you to accomplish

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Superintendent board relationship

style…communication

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Superintendent board relationship

resources

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personaldevelopment

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trustandcollaboration

  • ensure development and approval of board and superintendent goals

  • ensure your communication with and about each board member is professional and ethical

  • know board member interests and talents

  • seek board member involvement on district committees based on interests and talents

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special case…the board president

build your personal relationship with him/her

clarify your perspectives and mutual concerns, and reach agreements on action plan for supporting and/or improving the work of the board

work to present a united front to the board as a whole

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a few things not to do…DON’T:

criticize the past

neglect communication

surprise the board

try to change the board

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and if the board is notunanimous…

  • always set your board up to succeed with the decisions they make, providing options and pros and cons

  • ask non-threatening questions for clarification

  • keep the focus on student learning

  • always assume positive intent

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Superintendent board relationship

what type of organization is your school district?

what type of organization can and should it become?

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Superintendent board relationship

School

Board

as:

Parent

as:

Supt. &

CO

as:

Principal

as:

Teacher

as:

Student

as:

Likely

Classroom

Profiles

School

as:

Commit-

ment

to Shared

Beliefs &

Values

Community

Leaders &

Advocates

for Schools

Partners &

Members of

the School

Community

Moral and

Intellectual

Leaders &

Capacity

Builders

Leader of

Instructional

Leaders

Instructional

Leader &

Curriculum

Designer

Volunteer &

Customer for

Quality

School Work

Highly

Engaged

Learning

Organization

Moral

Board of

Directors

Guarantors

&

Questionable

Allies

CEO

Technicians

& Support

Staff

Chief of

Staff

Clinician &

Diagnostician

Client

Well

Managed

Service

Delivery

System

Calculative

Owners &

Advocates

Supply

Source &

Determinant

of Product

Quality

Plant

Manager,

Inspectors

&

Supervisors

Shop

Foreman

Skilled

Worker

Raw Material

& Product

Passive

Congenial

Factory

Passive

Compliance

Safety

Inspectors

&

Fire Marshals

Primary

Shipper &

Receiver

Property

Managers,

Director of

Maintenance,

Shipping, &

Personnel

Mid-level

Bureaucrat

& Keeper

of the Keys

Clerk &

Keeper

of Records

Excess

Inventory

Threatened

Warehouse

Passive

Indifferent

Hearing

Officers

&

Parole Board

Distrusted

Visitor

Bureau Chief

Department

Directors,

Hearing

Officers &

Parole Officers

Warden

Guard

Inmate

Conflict

Habituated

Prison

Alienated

Schlechty - Center for Leadership and School Reform


Superintendent board relationship

a resource…

The School Board Fieldbook: Leading with Vision

Mark Van Clay and Perry Soldewedel

superintendent/board relationship


Superintendent board relationship

the most important relationship

in the school district is between

you as superintendent, and your

board of directors

superintendent/board relationship


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