Monthly Archives: January 2011

Educational Accountability and the Road to Abilene

The Abilene Paradox, or “The Road to Abilene” as it is often called, describes how a group of people collectively can decide on a course of action that is counter to the preferences of any of the individuals in the … Continue reading

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Convenience vs. Safety

It appears that some discontent regarding added security is not limited to the check-in lines at the airport. This past fall, some of the door hardware at the high school began to fail. During the process of replacing it, we … Continue reading

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Want your kids to read more? Dr. Michele Valdez does. She’s the Language Arts Instructional Facilitator at Pinedale Elementary School. And apparently she’s ready to release the Wild Things to get students reading. Based on the popular children’s book Where … Continue reading

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It’s Bigger Than You Think

When Pinedale Elementary Assistant Principal Kevan Kennington told me he was going to challenge the families in our community to read a million minutes I thought it was a great idea.  But to be honest, I didn’t give a lot … Continue reading

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New Teacher and Principal Evaluation System

At the January board meeting, the SCSD #1 Board of Trustees approved a new teacher and principal evaluation system.  This change, mandated by the Wyoming Department of Education, will begin with the 2011-2012 school year.  While there are a host … Continue reading

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Go Visit a School

If you have the time to visit a school during the day, I encourage you to do so.  You don’t have to be a parent.  Just stop by and ask for a visitor’s pass.  It’s certainly one of the best … Continue reading

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Extensive Professional Development for SCSD #1 Board of Trustees

I am nearing a decade of working with school boards.  During that time I have had the pleasure to work with outstanding board members from all walks of life.  They were dedicated, caring, bright people with a passion for seeing … Continue reading

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