Renewed Calling

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Dear Larry: I would love some advice on how superintendents can continue to stay motivated when they feel under attack from their staff, community, or other groups. Little by little, the joy we once experienced erodes, and we’re left with a hollow shell of an office and—even worse—a job, not a calling. Dear Friend: I hear you.…

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Teachable Point of View

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True North – Your Teachable Point of View What do you say when you don’t know what to say? One of the best leadership hacks is knowing your north star – the compass you steer by.  What are your core values?  What will remain stable no matter what?  Choose your words carefully … and then…

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Graduation Gains – One district’s success

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Federal Way’s success with continuous improvement: An Interview with Superintendent Tammy Campbell Dr. Tammy Campbell became superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools in 2015. Federal Way, located 25 miles south of Seattle, serves 23,000 students in one of the most diverse districts in the nation.  Graduation rates have risen from 76% to 87% with significant gains…

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