The Superintendent’s Role as a Community Leader

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For superintendents to be perceived as community leaders, they have to be actively involved in the right organizations. We will discuss how superintendents can impact community engagement and develop the strong community resources necessary for work-based learning and advocacy of college and career readiness for all. Come learn how you can be more effective as a true community leader.

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The Superintendent’s Role as a Community Leader

  1. 1. NAFNext Roadmap to Impact Superintendent’s Role as a Community Leader 1. What Do Your Employers/Community Want? (In Graduates? From Teachers? From Schools? For their Firms?) 2. What are the Best Connected Organizations in Your Community? 3. Who Are the Most Influential Leaders? 4. What Local Organizations Do Your Site Leaders & Superintendent Belong to and Attend? 5. Which Community Organizations Include Your Superintendent As a Member of Their Board of Directors? Best Connected Organizations Business/Education Intermediaries Community Foundations Chambers of Commerce (Community, Regional, Ethnic) Service Clubs (Rotary, Lions, Soroptimist) Industry Associations (Manufacturing, IT, Design, Health) Project Management Institute (PMI) Economic Development Agencies Local Government United Way Red Cross, YMCA Youth Provider CBOs Workforce Investment Board Other Influential Community Leaders  Are on community boards of directors – especially those on multiple boards  Known to donate to local causes  Local elected officials  Asked to lead fund development campaigns  Community opinion leaders (Basically – who gets the most done? Who do people call to be involved? Whose calls are always returned?)
  2. 2. Resources for Community Engagement www.workbasedlearning.naf.org/engage (this document contains many links to other resources) www.linkedlearning.org/get-involved/resources/ Download the complete toolkit: Engaging business leaders, policymakers, and community partners [PDF] or individual documents that can be printed or edited (yes it says Linked Learning but applies to academies beyond California). www.connectededstudios.org http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news_events/features/2011/Pathways_to_Prosperity_Feb2011.pdf http://www.jff.org/initiatives/pathways-prosperity-network#.U5tUULGGcg8 http://www.p21.org/news-events/p21blog/1431-bean-deeper-learning-and-high-expectations-in-the- secondary-classroom http://www.p21.org/our-work/resources/for-educators http://www.p21.org/our-work/resources/for-community http://www.readyby21.org/resources http://www.learninginafterschool.org/documents/WBL%20Definitions%20Outcomes%20Criteria.pdf Contact Information: Dr. Gabe Soumakian, Superintendent, Oxnard Union High School District; Gabe.Soumakian@ouhsd.k12.ca.us; 805 385-2561 Dr. Kay Faulconer Boger, Executive Director, Ventura County Civic Alliance; kfaulc6146@aol.com; 805 484-2130 Deanna Hanson, Hanson Consulting Group; deannahanson@gmail.com; 916 296-4131

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