A Student Perspective: Tomorrow’s Leaders Must Have Opportunity to Lead Today

By Austin Fuss

A Student Perspective

For the past 13 years I have been a student at a small independent school in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shorecrest Preparatory School has given me a top-notch education, provided me with amazing opportunities, and passed on life lessons, which have...

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School Boards: Local Leadership and Responsibility for the Future

By Mary Broderick, Ed.D.

Several years ago, I witnessed a conversation between a new assistant superintendent in my school district and the superintendent. The assistant superintendent was mulling over a question posed by an elementary principal and asked for the superintendent’s advice.

Instead of giving his...

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The New Teacher Leader Model Standards: Teacher Leaders are Here, But Do Our Schools Know What to do With Us?

By Annice Brave, M.Ed.

Several years ago I was invited to address a group of participants in an Administrators’ Academy held at a local university. At the time I was president of a large school district union and was also one of the first National Board Certified teachers in my area. The instructor asked me to explain...

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CEO Message: Are You Leading for the Future?

By Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D.

So often it is hard to envision what the world will look like in 20 or 30 years, as we are caught up in the day-to-day. The needs of our students, however, demand that we not idly wait for that time to arrive. We must look forward to their future — who will be leading our educational system; who...

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Leaders Creating a Culture for All Students to Learn at a High Levels

By Rosemarye T. Taylor

Improving student achievement as measured by standardized assessments is realized when the district and school leadership creates an organizational culture committed to all students learning at a high level. This means that all students—English language learners (ELL), special education students...

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