FOR DISCUSSION TUESDAY Paul Houston’s “Superintendents for the 21st Century”
According to Houston, what are the major challenges for a 21st century superintendent? What does Houston say superintendents should do to meet those challenges? When he says the superintendency is a “calling,” what does he mean? What characterizes the behavior of one who identifies his/her job as a “calling?” FOR DISCUSSION, PLEASE THINK ABOUT:
“21st C” DISCUSSION GROUPS GROUP 1GROUP 2 Kevin Acuff Carrie Adrian Vance Wing Jill Smith Krestin Bahr Monique Beane Barb Rupert Robert Roettger Glenn Green Ryan Foster GROUP 3 GROUP 4 Jennifer Bethman Shaun Carey Kenn Robinson Chris Chelin Cherie Patte Doug Christensen Dan Murray Wendy London GROUP 5 GROUP 6 Laura Christian Debra Clemens Michelle Ledbetter Sally Lancaster Karen Cloninger Jeff Cravy Gerald Denman Robin Earl Tim Enfield
TABLES 1 – 3 What are the major challenges Houston cites? Do you see and/or experience those challenges in your work? TABLES 4 – 6 In response to those challenges, what does Houston say superintendents should do? GROUP DISCUSSION
ALL What makes the superintendency a “calling”? What is the behavior of someone pursuing a calling?
MAKING PERSONAL MEANING What in this discussion is a new thought or new level of emphasis for you? What ideas in this discussion may lead you to new action?