Month: August 2016

Part 3: Six Essential Principles in Superintendent Performance Review

Part 3: Six Essential Principles in Superintendent Performance Review

In Part 2 of this series I outlined the benefits of conducting performance reviews for school superintendents, provided they are done well.  Today’s post will discuss six essential principles that need to be embedded in the process if those benefits are to be realised. The Shared Responsibility for Student Achievement The most important partnership a … Continue reading Part 3: Six Essential Principles in Superintendent Performance Review

Part Two: Why Bother with Superintendent Performance Reviews?

Part Two: Why Bother with Superintendent Performance Reviews?

In Part One of this series I outlined the challenges and ineffectiveness of traditional performance review processes for School Superintendents. While this begs the question of why bother doing them at all, there are beneficial and necessary reasons to do performance reviews, provided they are done well. Many school boards have performance reviews written into … Continue reading Part Two: Why Bother with Superintendent Performance Reviews?

Part One: A Better Approach to Superintendent Performance Review

Part One: A Better Approach to Superintendent Performance Review

Although most boards believe that performance reviews are important, many still rely on traditional review processes that while fulfilling contractual requirements do little to actually improve performance or board/superintendent relationships. This series will outline some of the challenges with traditional performance review processes and offer a proactive alternative.   What is the Problem with Traditional … Continue reading Part One: A Better Approach to Superintendent Performance Review

Are School Trustees Learners Too?

Are School Trustees Learners Too?

In my last post, I discussed government expectations that school trustees should possess specific skills and knowledge to be successful in their governance roles.  This raises some interesting questions related to roles, equity and the essence of democracy itself. Democracy When I was the Executive Director of the BC School Trustees Association we argued against … Continue reading Are School Trustees Learners Too?