School Administrator: March 2020
The Plateau of Women in the Superintendency
Women on a Plateau in the Superintendency
BY SUSAN A. ENFIELD AND KRISTINE A. GILMORE
Two veteran superintendents have their theories for women’s disproportional representation and suggest a few remedies for promoting more female candidates to the top.
The Glass Cliff
BY ALISON COOK, ALICIA R. INGERSOLL AND CHRISTY GLASS
When it comes time for promotion in organizational leadership, women often land in the most perilous spots, according to researchers in the field.
BY MARILOU RYDER
A former superintendent and consultant on personal growth shares what it takes to get ahead, influence others and drive results.
The Essence of a Support Network
BY KRISTEN J. KENDRICK-WEIKLE
Four female superintendents in central Illinois lend their ears and best thinking to each other’s professional lives.
The editor’s search for answers for why women superintendents are stuck on a plateau.
STATE OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY
Superintendents identify all the positions they filled before moving into the top berth.
BEST OF THE BLOGS
Brief excerpts from four AASA members’ worthy blog posts.
The Wayward Complaint
How to deal with an embarrassed school employee who accidentally sends the superintendent an e-mail venting about colleagues and work conditions.
Livestreaming Our #MiddieRising Brand
BY MARLON J. STYLES JR.
A superintendent discovers a novel tool to leverage parent and community engagement in district events.
Advertising on School Property
BY MICHELE V. JONES
Is it time to make the commercial sponsors pay more substantially for playing in our schools?
In Defense of Assessment: A Food Metaphor
BY PAUL S. FREEMAN
Student grading practices have become like our eating habits: a consumption of low-value products.
What If We Just Feed Them?
BY KEVIN J. WELLEN
Instead of chasing unpaid school lunch bills, one district opts to offer free lunch for all.
Reading & Resources
- Book Reviews
- Bits & Pieces
The Last of the Firsts
BY DEBORAH L. KERR
A call for more intentionality in positioning women in the superintendent pipeline.
Women Atop Our Own Ranks
BY DANIEL A. DOMENECH
Past female AASA presidents reflect on their experiences as superintendents.
Using Local Business to Bolster School Security
BY BOB OTTER
A provider of online emergency aid training offers a partnership funding model.
The monthly compilation of comings and goings of AASA members.
PROFILE: Edward J. Manuszak II
BY PAUL RIEDE
The leader in Dundee, Mich., keeps his gaze on the earliest schoolers.