School Administrator: December 2018
Human Capital and Leadership Development
Beyond Human Resources
BY EMILY DOUGLAS-MCNAB, KATHERINE HEYNOSKI AND TONY BAGSHAW
The authors, affiliated with Battelle for Kids, detail how good human capital management elevates the hard work of teachers and other staff.
‘Missing’ Millennials and the Great Workforce Divide
BY ANDREA F. ANTHONY
The human resources chief in a Tennessee district utters a common query: Why are we unable to retain our young teachers?
Hired to Retired
BY BETH DALTON AND JEANNE SPILLER
The leaders of an Illinois district say tying teacher induction to a professional learning community could make a difference for holding on to them over the long term.
Alternate Routes to Teaching
BY JUDY CORCILLO AND SHEILA ALLEN
School districts are filling their needs — and diversifying the teacher workforce — by turning to alternative certification programs.
The Value of Disagreeing at Work
BY AMY E. GALLO
As school leaders, you can intentionally design conflicts enabling staff teams to be creative and productive, according to an authority on workplace dynamics.
Employee Engagement in the Workplace
BY SARA E. SKRETTA
School leaders can influence the culture by how they go about recognizing the work of others.
Our attention to human capital naturally has a lot to say about teacher recruitment and retention.
STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
Percentages of superintendents today with doctoral degrees, master’s and others.
BEST OF THE BLOGS
Our monthly spotlight on excerpts from four thoughtful superintendent blog postings.
Mr. M’s Shoulder Massage
A high school senior shares with her counselor her discomfort over a shoulder rub by her math teacher but does not want it reported. How should educators proceed?
Restricting Visitors From School Property
BY JOY S. BASKIN
What authority do education leaders carry to ban individuals from accessing schools?
Prepping Site Administrators on Proper Use
BY SANDI BEASON
Decentralize social media so school-based staff are sharing relevant content. But they will need central-office guidance in four areas to proceed safely.
Community Conversations for Your Board
BY NICHOLAS D. CARUSO JR.
Securing public buy-in for the board’s proposal may require guidance from the CEO on attracting the ears of stakeholders.
The Point of High School Athletics
BY STEVE MATTHEWS
A superintendent in Michigan argues that interscholastic athletics yield an immeasurable return on investment.
An Abrupt Lesson About Expectations and Performance
BY STEPHEN H. GUTHRIE
The author’s early-career encounter that reshaped his views as a superintendent.
When Parent Relationships Go South
BY KATIE NOVAK
What follows, in a social media era, when you underestimate frustration and anger toward an operational change at school?
Reading & Resources
- Book Reviews
- Why I Wrote This Book...
- Bits & Pieces
Growing Effective Leaders
BY CHRISTOPHER O. GAINES
The author’s own district is developing leadership skills on all rungs of the staffing ladder.
Our Campaign To Show How Leaders Matter
BY DANIEL A. DOMENECH
The association’s coordinated effort to share the impact of superintendents on the public good.
Women’s Stories on Navigating the Superintendency
The association’s collaboration with a foundation is behind a nine-part video series on women’s leadership.
The latest status check on members’ moves upward or into retirement.
PROFILE: Jeff L. Dillon
BY PAUL RIEDE
An Idaho leader personalizes his ministry work in school.