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It’s tough at the top. Sure, protocols help, but most critics have no idea how much stress educational leaders absorb.
How many people have to face irate parents when school boundaries change? Make that 4:00 a.m. call about opening schools as storms approach? Manage one of the community’s largest employers while taking criticism from every passing stranger? Make decisions on the fly when guns or sexual predators invade the schools? Or revamp curriculum mid-stream, as new assessments demand more classroom time? All the while juggling the traditional demands of the board-management-union relationship?
Amidst these pressures, a learning community of school superintendents is a safe harbor, a place to talk and to remind members why they became educators in the first place. It’s a source of support and inspiration as well as new ideas to take home. And it can give superintendents a voice in the national conversation. That’s what the National Superintendents Roundtable sets out to do.