On May 4, 2018, I am a motivational speaker for the AASA- the School Superintendents Association. The convention held in Los Angelas, California will attract School Superintendents from across North America.
150 years strong, the AASA is the premier association for school system leaders. As the chief education advocates for children, AASA advance the goals of public education.
Today the job of a school superintendent is more challenging than ever. It's extremely demanding and can take its toll on these education leaders.
Most school districts struggle with funding, school achievement gaps, job stress, new accountability systems and reporting requirements thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act.
School superintendents must build coalitions with the government, school principal and other leaders, the school board, parents, students, staff, and the community at large. A great superintendent takes a collaborative rather than a confrontational approach.
The superintendent hires, supervises, and manages the central staff and principals.
I am excited to be a funny motivational speaker for the School Superintendents Association. I will present the motivational speech; This Would be Funny if it Wasn't Happening to Me! How to Navigate the Future with Humor, Enthusiasm, and Vigor.
We will uncover ways school superintendents can stay resilient in the face of stress and change.