ERIC Number: EJ726665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
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Bricklaying an Academic Foundation
Goldman, Jay P.
School Administrator, v62 n10 p59 Nov 2005
A profile of R. Kirk Hamilton, superintendent of South-Western City Schools in Columbus, Ohio, is presented. Hamilton runs the Ohio school district featuring a full gamut of geography--from expansive cow pastures to high-density, urban housing complexes--yet he carries the same message to all corners that's grounded on a simple belief: All students deserve adequate learning spaces and opportunities. Hamilton's been disconcerted at times by what he sees as the lack of public investment in children and the common good that public schools foster. He's taken his advocacy work beyond his own confines in central Ohio as the current president of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and as an elected member of the American Association of School Administrators Governing Board. He also chairs the Franklin County Family and Children First Cabinet.
Descriptors: Superintendents, School Districts, Leadership Styles, School Administration, Bond Issues, Advocacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio