Top LYS Tweets – July 15, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week 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.   “Our public schools are not “charity.” Their budgets are not…

Why You Really Want The Promotion Somewhere Else

We all want the promotion that opens up where we are right now.  The teacher wants the Assistant Principal job on his campus. The Assistant Principal wants the Principal job on her campus. The Principal wants the Assistant Superintendent job in his district. The Assistant Superintendent wants the Superintendent job in her district.   There…

The Promotion

It’s that time of year again. The time when the promotion opportunities begin to open up. Teacher to Assistant Principal, Assistant Principal to Principal, and Principal to Assistant Superintendent. It’s the time of year when educators pull me aside and say, “I’m ready.”   Most of those people aren’t.   Sure, they have the skill…

A Reader Asks… The Alternative Certification

A LYS Assistant Principal asks the following: SC, How do you convince prospective employers that an alternative certification as an instructional leader is just as valid as a traditional certification?  Does anyone look beyond the certification and examine objective school improvement and student success? SC Response I won’t tell you that alternative certification and traditional…

A Reader Asks… Getting a Principalship

A LYS assistant principal is intrigued by the following situation. SC, I am not sure what has really transpired but I know that sharing my confusion with qualified and seasoned veterans will elicit some repose and encouragement. Recently, two administrative leaders responsible for instructional leadership in my district were reassigned. Then, almost immediately, they both…

A Reader Writes… (Fear – Part 5)

In response to the posts on, “Fear,” a reader writes, “Yes, I guess you could call me a psychopath; a psychopath for school improvement. :-)”SC ResponseI know this writer of this comment. He is aggressive, obsessive and just crazy enough to try anything once. And those are his good qualities. This is exactly why Brown…
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