The School Administrator

March 2000 Cover

March 2000The Governing GameClarifying the rules of play for superintendents and their boards

Features

  • Toward Coherent Governance

    by JOHN CARVER

    The developer of a model known as Policy Governance establishes a new working relationship with boards in which the superintendent operates like a genuine CEO.

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  • Clarifying Board and Superintendent Roles

    by LINDA J. DAWSON AND RANDY QUINN

    Several school boards and superintendents in Colorado have applied the Policy Governance approach with satisfying results.read more | purchase issue
  • A Board View: Let Educators Do Their Job

    by RUSSELL J. EDWARDS

    A former school board veteran in Illinois describes the misadventures he observed in school governance. Russell Edwards served eight years on the board of the Lyons, Ill., Elementary School District 103.read more | purchase issue
  • The Interim Superintendency

    by KRISTA RAMSEY

    The demand for temporary leaders is growing, and these short-term superintendents are filling crucial roles for districts in transition.

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  • My Life as a Leader-for-Hire

    by HANK BOER

    A veteran educator has found lots to like in an unexpected second career as an interim superintendent. Hank Boer is serving as interim superintendent at the Sherrard Community Unit School District 200 in Viola, Ill., during the spring semester.read more | purchase issue
  • All in the Family

    by PRISCILLA PARDINI

    The dynamics are never dull when two family members--a husband and wife, or two brothers or a father and son share the same job title: school district superintendent.read more | purchase issue
  • Two Superintendents, One Home

    by PRISCILLA PARDINI

    Spouses confront agonizing logistics when both work as superintendents in districts that may be situated hundreds of miles apart.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Michele W. Hummel


    Superintendent, Madeira City Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Departments

    Focuses

    Changing the Dynamics of a Board From Hell by MARY E. SUMMERS AND MARY H. WELLS


     Superintendent, Amboy, Community Unit School District 272, Amboy, Ill., and Mary Wells, superintendent, Spring Valley Community Consolidated School District 99, Spring Valley, Ill.read more

    The Forgotten Partner: The Superintendent's Husband by By JUDITH STAPLES AND CHRISTINE NEAL


     Superintendent, Medina Central School District, Medina, N.Y., and Christine Neal, superintendent, Lockport City Schools, Lockport, N.Y.read more

    Let Kids Spread the Message of Tolerance by FRANK A. TASSONE


     Superintendent, Roslyn Public Schools, Roslyn, N.Y. read more

    When Pursuing a Professorship, the Key Is Your Credentials by B.C. DeSPAIN


    Chair, Department of Educational Administration and Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.read more
    Guest Column

    My 15 Minutes of Fame With Jesse and Company by KENNETH M. ARNDT


     Superintendent, Decatur Public Schools, Decatur, Ill.read more

    Far From 'Godless' Institutions by FROSTY TROY


     Editor, Oklahoma Observerread more

    How Many Annual Retreats Will It Take? by GAY FAWCETT


    Executive director, Center for the Impact of Technology on Education, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
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    Our Rise From Chaos to Collegiality by MICHAEL QUATRINI


     Superintendent, San Elizario Independent School District, San Elizario, Texasread more
    President’s Corner

    Who Would Serve a Dysfunctional Enterprise? by JOSEPH J. CIRASUOLO


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    Executive Perspective

    Being Mindful What You Wish For by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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