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ERIC Number: ED553373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming Our Schools. National Superintendent of the Year Forum, 2008
American Association of School Administrators
In October 2008, the American Association of School Administrators invited superintendents of the year from across the country to gather in Denver, Colo., for three days of intensive dialogue about the challenges facing today's district leaders. Representing rural, urban and suburban districts, state award winners came to listen, share best practices and talk candidly about lessons learned that focused on how they transformed their public schools. While their approaches varied, the end result was the same: improved learning, teaching and achievement for students. Moving from a new, promising idea to its effective implementation districtwide is a huge challenge. If done poorly, transformation can quickly backfire and stir upheaval in the ranks, break a sacred trust with the community or even cost a superintendent his or her job. Transformation requires a well-thought-out approach, bold leadership and patience. And we are just getting started. This publication captures the best thinking of those attending the Superintendent of the Year Forum and examines the elements of successful transformation.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: ARAMARK Education; ING
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators