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ERIC Number: EJ868948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Training for Succession
Vasudeva, Ash
School Administrator, v66 n11 p16-19 Dec 2009
This article features Mapleton Public School District, located in Adams County, Colorado. In policy and practice, the school system in Mapleton has committed to a positive, long-term institutional legacy by developing future leaders. In fall 2007, Mapleton's board of education unanimously passed a simple, single sentence aimed at maintaining district leadership continuity. The Mapleton school board's pithy policy on executive succession reflected both its confidence in the reforms being spearheaded by Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio and her administrative team and a desire for leadership continuity in the event of future changes. While the board's primary goal was to protect and buffer the district's accomplishments from the superintendent's eventual departure, Mapleton's central administrative team nested the charge in a larger strategy for leadership development and sustainability at all levels of the system. By focusing on recruiting the right people, developing leadership skills aligned to the system and growing their internal leadership pool, district leaders are helping to ensure Mapleton's positive trajectory becomes a long-term institutional legacy rather than an ephemeral effort.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado