Don’t Mistake Position as Leadership

Too many people believe that if someone occupies the position, then they must be a leader.  Be it Principal, Superintendent, Mayor or President.   Nothing could be further from the truth.   The position may represent leadership.  The position may deserve a floor level of respect.  But just sitting in the chair doesn’t magically endow…

Top Tweets from the Week of September 3, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of September 3, 2017 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. This quote sits on my mind today:…

Top LYS Tweets from the Week of July 23, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of July 23, 2017 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. Excited to share that E. Don Brown,…

More Staff or More Training

The question that every principal wrestles with come budget time, do I invest in staff or training?  What your Assistant Superintendent, Business Manager, HR Director and Title I Office want you to do is fill up on staff.  It’s the easy solution.  The budget is allocated, class size is reduced, and operational stuff and things…

Being a Smart Ass Isn’t Leadership

Recently, I observed a Principal who was sitting with some teachers during a staff development session. A nice guy with a quick wit.  For each point made by the trainer, he had the funny, sarcastic example that belittled the point.  When doing a group exercise, he focused of the attributes of two of the teachers…

The TASSP / LYS Leadership Academy

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5  Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool)  Upcoming Presentations: LYS / TASSP Advanced…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of March 20, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of March 20, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. Does more money equal better outcomes for…

The Principal Platinum Standard

“Nationally, I’m known as E. Don.” When I heard that comment twelve years ago that was when I realized that that my friend and mentor in my little world, also operated on a much grander scale. Don Brown is an anomaly. Has was principal in an era when rubric for the exceptional principal was fairly…

E. Don Brown Writes… 53 and Counting

LYS Principal Emeritus, E. Don Brown, sends out the following field report. I Loved SC’s 8/21/15 on the road clip, “The Long Summer Road Trip” and I was inspired to share my week on the road. Great fun, even for the “old and feeble”!   I spent Monday and Wednesday with LYS Coach, great communicator…

LYS Executive Search ~ Junior High School Principal ~ Spring Hill Independent School District A LYS Superintendent in East Texas seeks a like-minded principal to turn a good neighborhood school into THE showcase for public education.  The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a campus administrator. Demonstrated success in increasing staff effectiveness and…

Junior High School Principal Search

LYS Executive Search ~ Junior High School Principal ~ Spring Hill Independent School District A LYS Superintendent in East Texas seeks a like-minded principal to turn a good neighborhood school into THE showcase for public education.  The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a campus administrator. Demonstrated success in increasing staff effectiveness and…

Spring Hill ISD Principal Search

LYS Executive Search ~ Spring Hill Junior High School Principal ~ The LYS Superintendent in Spring Hill Independent School District seeks a like-minded principal to turn a good neighborhood school into THE showcase for public education.  The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a campus administrator. Demonstrated success in increasing staff effectiveness and…

Junior High Principal Search in East Texas

LYS Executive Search ~ Junior High School Principal ~ A LYS Superintendent in East Texas seeks a like-minded principal to turn a good neighborhood school into THE showcase for public education. The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a campus administrator. Demonstrated success in increasing staff effectiveness and student performance. LYS training and…

HS Principal Search – Last Day to Apply

LYS Executive Search ~ High School Principal ~ Rockport-Fulton High School / Aransas County ISD A Gulf Coast Texas school district is searching for its next high school principal The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a secondary campus administrator  Demonstrated success educating at-risk student populations LYS training and experience, preferred Information of…

Junior High School Principal Search

LYS Executive Search ~ Junior High School Principal ~ An East Texas school district is searching for its next junior high school principal The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a campus administrator Demonstrated success in increasing staff effectivenss and student performance  LYS training and experience, preferred Information of note Enrollment – 450…

High School Principal Search

LYS Executive Search ~ High School Principal ~ Rockport-Fulton High School / Aransas County ISD A Gulf Coast Texas school district is searching for its next high school principal The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a secondary campus administrator  Demonstrated success educating at-risk student populations LYS training and experience, preferred Information of…

Principal Search – Texas Gulf Coast

LYS Executive Search ~ High School Principal ~ Rockport-Fulton High School / Aransas County ISD A Gulf Coast Texas school district is searching for its next high school principal The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a secondary campus administrator  Demonstrated success educating at-risk student populations LYS training and experience, preferred Information of…

High School Principal Search

LYS Executive Search ~ High School Principal ~ Rockport-Fulton High School / Aransas County ISD A Gulf Coast Texas school district is searching for its next high school principal The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a secondary campus administrator  Demonstrated success educating at-risk student populations LYS training and experience, preferred Information of…

High School Principal Search

LYS Executive Search ~ High School Principal ~ Rockport-Fulton High School / Aransas County ISD A Gulf Coast Texas school district is searching for its next high school principal The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a secondary campus administrator  Demonstrated success educating at-risk student populations LYS training and experience, preferred Information of…

High School Principal Search

LYS Executive Search ~ High School Principal ~ A Gulf Coast Texas school district is searching for its next high school principal The successful candidate will have Demonstrated leadership success as a secondary campus administrator  Demonstrated success educating at-risk student populations LYS training and experience, preferred Information of note Enrollment – 1,000 students Suburban setting…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of December 14, 2014

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of December 14, 2014. 1. E. Don Brown: “The master schedule should be…

The New PowerWalks is Here! The New PowerWalks is Here!

Dear PowerWalks User, We are excited to unveil the updated version of the PowerWalks Instructional Observation System.  As you are well aware, PowerWalks was designed to provide Teachers with “Game Film” to inform their honing of daily practice and to provide Instructional Leaders with a tool to better coach and support their staff, from the…

Master Schedule Priorities

At LYS we get a lot of questions concerning the building of Master Schedules.  Which is to expected when you are the home of secondary scheduling gurus E. Don Brown and Sherilynn Cotten and elementary scheduling gurus Lesa Cain and Barbara Fine.  Regardless the operational parameters, they can build you the best possible schedule for…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of November 17, 2013

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of November 17, 2013. 1. Simply put, in education, results are what matter! …

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of September 22, 2013

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of September 22, 2013. 1. Getting our students to write critically every day…

The Fundamental 5 National Summit – Your 1-week and 2-week Reminder!

A message from a LYS Assistant Superintendent: I just met with E. Don Brown and Harry Miller at LYS Booth at the TASA/TASB conference. We were discussing my team of principals and teachers preparing for the big Fundamental 5 Summit in Dallas (also in Austin).  We are stoked!! http://www.tassp.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=409

A Fundamental 5 Field Report

The following was submitted from a Big Wig in a major Principals’ organization. E. Don and SC, I am on the advisory team for the Principal Institute and I participate sit in the sessions.  We met this week and a High School Principal was rattling Fundamental 5 language like a pro to her cohorts!  I…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of September 15, 2013

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of September 15, 2013. 1. Do you believe in servant leadership? If so…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of August 25, 2013

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of August 25, 2013. 1. Dear Moms of Kindergarteners:  They will be fine! …
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