ERIC Number: EJ787285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Legacy Planning: How Will You Be Remembered?
Galford, Robert M.
School Administrator, v64 n11 p10-11 Dec 2007
Legacy thinking is about a person--as an individual. How he interacts with others on a one-to-one basis every day. Someone with personal hopes, goals, desires and expectations. Thinking about one's legacy can help one better understand his strengths and weaknesses and help him steer his legacy in the right direction. In this article, the author contends that, whether one has been a superintendent for decades or is just stepping into a new role, it's the right time to ask himself whether he knows what he wants his legacy to be--and whether he's on his way to achieving it. Superintendents' legacies have an especially deep reach. Not only do they affect those with whom they work, their sphere of influence includes the student population, parents, school board and the entire community.
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Role, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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