Future Focused Purpose and Passion: Dr. Laurie Dent, WA Superintendent of the Year.

In a world where educational leadership demands resilience, vision, and a commitment to community, Superintendent Laurie stands as a beacon of inspiration. Recognized as the WASA 2024 State Superintendent of the Year, Laurie’s journey is one of purpose, passion, and unwavering dedication to student success. What fuels her remarkable achievements? Read more about her driving…

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Review: Equity Focused Leadership

Book Review: Entry Planning for Equity-Focused Leaders – Empowering Schools and Communities By Jennifer Perry Cheatham, Rodney Thomas, and Adam Parrott-Sheffer. Read this book to “garner trust, insights, and impetus to make … transformational change.” A Powerful Framework and Resource Start strong, stay strong, and get stronger with this book.  “Entry Planning for Equity-Focused Leaders”…

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More Books on Leadership, Equity, Innovation, Belonging

More Books November 2023 Two dozen books on Leadership, Innovation, Belonging, Equity, Fiction, and Faction. Leadership BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0): Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company by Jim Collins  | Dec 1, 2020 | 4.8 out of 5 stars 609 A roadmap for leaders of enduring greatness.  Recaps the lessons learned from 35 years of research on…

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Vital Signs for Education

Vital Signs for Education 4-minute recap of this month’s blogs “Vital signs” measure our essential bodily functions like pulse rate, temperature, respiration, and blood pressure. Vital signs tell us when our body is distressed and needs medical attention.   Education in Distress Public discourse is contentious. Mental health is compromised for kids and adults. Education seems…

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Chief Equity Advocate

1-minute summary; 6-minute read Core Question:  How do we touch hearts and minds for good? “Everything hangs on one’s thinking …” – Seneca “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford Core Idea: What we aim at … we eventually achieve.   Words matter. Values matter. Start by defining our north star…

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Making Equity Progress

Start anywhere but start now: An Equity Review Process: 10-minute read “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Core Thesis:  Good Equity Work Can Be Done Over the last five years, I have read every book on district-wide equity, tracked equity success stories…

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Leadership • Equity • Culture

 More Books for January 2023 4-minute read Best Books in: Leadership:  6 Types of Working Genius and nine others Equity: The Third Reconstruction and three others Culture: The Burnout Epidemic and two others Bonus:  The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams … and others   Leadership:   The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand…

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Wenatchee’s Equity Story

Equity:  a Plan and Promise for Future-Ready Students An Interview with Dr. Paul Gordon, (outgoing) Superintendent, Wenatchee WA – May 3, 2022 For the last three years, Wenatchee has been on an equity journey initiated by Superintendent, Dr. Paul Gordon We Promise … is at the heart of our Strategic Plan Our strategic plan was…

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More Books …

More on Leadership, Summer Reads, History, and Equity Leadership Risk: A User’s Guide by Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico | Oct 5, 2021 McChrystal’s Team of Teams book told how teamwork, communication and networks helped turn the tide in Iraq.  Here, McChrystal provides ten factors that are critical to risk reduction.  Adaptability, leadership, and a positive mindset help tip the…

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Discernment for our times

Discernment – A Road Map Here is a roadmap to this double-issue of eight entries. The world has changed Less and less of our world is settled and predictable. More and more is unsettled and unpredictable.  Discernment—knowing when to hold, fold, walk away, or find a better way—is at a premium. Turnover Never have we…

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