AASA New Superintendents E-Journal

April 2010

Eight Tenets for Beginning Superintendents, New Resource Provides Examples of How States are Improving Education Leadership, The Superintendent's Evaluation: Bridging the Gap from Theory to Practice


 

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Contents

Eight Tenets for Beginning Superintendents
By Marsha Carr-Lambert
From time to time, new superintendents ask those who’ve been in the field for advice on how to survive those early years. These eight tenets reflect a common approach to surviving the first few years in the superintendency.

New Resource Provides Examples of How States are Improving Education Leadership
The National Association of State Boards of Education, in a multi-year collaboration with The Wallace Foundation, has developed a new resource on education leadership to identify and share research-based strategies to improve education leadership.

The Superintendent's Evaluation: Bridging the Gap from Theory to Practice
By António L. Borba
Conducting a fair and comprehensive evaluation of the superintendent is one of the board's most important responsibilities. A fair, comprehensive, well-implemented superintendent evaluation can improve the quality of the schools and the success of the students. Therefore, it must be done with the same level of care used to employ the superintendent.