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Trade in Your Cowboy Hat for a Pit Crew Helmet

September 4, 2019

It isn’t difficult to find work cultures that prioritize independence. In those environments, the cowboys—those daring, courageous, self-sufficient leaders who single-handedly solve problems—are the picture of a good leader. But in his TED Talk “How Do We Heal Medicine,” Atul Gawande argues that a cowboy mindset is no longer effective in today’s workplace. While independence…

Meet Our New VP – Aaryn Schmuhl

February 21, 2019

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: I have nearly 20 years of experience in education. I have served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and district office leader. I believe that it is a leader’s job to remove barriers, but also to imagine and define a new way of being in…

6 Tips for District Leaders to Keep (and Grow) Great Principals

November 22, 2017

April 12, 2017 – We are willing to wager that behind each of the 74 schools that successfully moved off the Priority or Focus lists in Georgia yesterday, you will find a strong principal and leadership team. Those leaders inspire students and teachers to strive toward higher performance, create a nurturing culture, and help teachers…