Succession plans foster leadership, continuity and quality

March 2, 2017

On every new K-12 superintendent’s first day, part of that person’s job should be to start looking for the next superintendent.

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Topics: Superintendents, Leadership, k-12

Superintendent Round-Up: Leadership Skills

November 11, 2016

Five post Superintendent round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is leadership skills as featured during #suptchat.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, Leadership

Foundation for Successful Schools: All About Who CARES

August 25, 2016

This week we are featuring a post from one of SunGard K-12's own Solutions Specialists, Justin McKean. Justin recently wrote a blog post regarding developing successful schools, businesses, and being successful in life.  “When you analyze the strengths and beliefs of your campus, do you not only believe in them but put those thoughts into action?  When we build our foundation for our campus/district/school we need those concepts to not only be heard but followed or your “house” may fall. It all starts with who C.A.R.E.S.”

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Topics: Superintendents, Best Practice, Leadership, Opinion

Growth Mindset

May 17, 2016

This week we are featuring a post from one of our own SunGard K-12 Solutions Specialists, Justin McKean. Justin recently wrote a blog post regarding the impact having a growth mindset has on students. “The power of the growth mindset is that it encourages you to look at the way you carry yourself, offer feedback, support, and talk to your students.  In order for it to be successful, we need to make sure that we first dedicate ourselves to representing our communities, schools, and maybe most importantly ourselves, in a positive way.  Can you look at yourself in the mirror and say that you do this?”

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Topics: Superintendents, Best Practice, Leadership, Opinion

Do You Know a Technology Visionary?

May 12, 2016

 

By Dr. Ramiro Zuniga

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard of a technology leader being considered a Visionary over the span of my career. I will say that I have heard it so often that it seems to be more of an expectation for all technology leaders, whether directors or CTOs. I’m not going to argue whether the title or the expectation is deserved. I am not going to say whether it is fair or not. I am going to focus on characteristics and actions that I believe lead to this thought.

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Topics: CTO, Leadership, Opinion, Ramiro Zuniga

Beyond Purchasing Cooperatives – Making the Most of Every District Dollar

April 18, 2016

By Dr. Ramiro Zuniga

School districts are always looking to get the most for their dollar when it comes to technology purchases. Purchasing cooperatives are a great resource. I have used purchasing cooperatives many times but I have added my own twist.  I will explain what I do later in this post. I will begin by explaining how purchasing cooperatives work.

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Topics: Best Practices, CTO, Leadership, Opinion, Ramiro Zuniga

Humor – A Great Leadership Tool

March 17, 2016

By Dr. Ramiro Zuniga

Several years back I was leading a morning meeting at central office during lean times. District personnel had just received the directive to immediately forego the customary snacks and drinks at future meetings as a cost saving tactic, effective immediately. Of course, I complied. This, obviously, did not sit well with some of our campus principals.

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Topics: Best Practices, CTO, Leadership, Opinion, Ramiro Zuniga

Bloomfield Public Schools Closes the Achievement Gap

April 8, 2015

The following content was gathered from a report by the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, which was written in collaboration with Bloomfield Public Schools.

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Topics: Formative Assessments, technology, education, Leadership, assessment, K-12

Understanding Micromanagement

January 29, 2015

By Ramiro Zuniga, Ed.D.

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Topics: staff development, Leadership, K-12

The Analysis of a Leadership Cliché

January 2, 2015

By Ramiro Zuniga, Ed.D.

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Topics: Leadership, K-12