Praise: Better An Outside Voice Than Your Own

Superintendent Dr. Susan Bell is deluged with accolades for her focused, 'all-in' implementation of Personalized Learning at Windsor Locks Public Schools (CT).  The latest example is a glowing article that appears in The Hechinger Report.  It can be viewed by clicking the image below.

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Her community - staff, Board members, parents - need to know about this latest article. However, if she herself tells them about it, she risks being seen as immodest, self-focused (which I assure you she is not!)  The solution? An independent, third-party voice to shine a light on the proud event.  Here's an Open Mic take on how this is accomplished:

 

Superintendents can execute this strategy by deputizing a community ally to play the role of independent voice. Board members and PTA/PTO leadership are fine for this role; staff and community partners who benefit from district business are not.