Leadership Notes

January 2014

Soul II Soul - Back To Life

Long Break!

Hope you enjoyed the long break and are refreshed to kick butt in 2014!

Here are 10 rules to lead in 2014...

Here's to your quest for 212° service and here are the ten rules that can take you there!

RULE #1..............It Starts at the Top
RULE #2..............Your Customers Must Come Second
RULE #3..............Engage the Hearts and Minds of Your Employees
RULE #4..............Make Your Culture Your Brand
RULE #5..............Understand the "How of Wow"
RULE #6..............You Only Get One Chance to Make a First Impression
RULE #7..............Identify Your Moments of Truth
RULE #8..............Don't Assume...Ask
RULE #9..............Celebrate Success
RULE #10............Reinforce, Reinforce, Reinforce

From the mindset of 212* "the extra degree"

Check out the video by clicking here

Smarter Balanced 2014-15

Travis and I will visit buildings on Jan 14th to review tech labs and equipment. We have a few buildings that are in need of more devices to be better prepared for 2014-15 testing window.

There is no need to prepare for the visit on your part. We will just walk around and visit the labs.

More on smarter balanced

Leadership Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 16th, 12:30-4pm

Morrish Elementary School, Mundy Township, MI, United States

Mundy Township, MI

Directors report at 3;00 p.m.

Agenda for Jan. 16th Leadership Meeting (Morrish)

*Please try to get an AP there if possible...

12:30-2:00 p.m.

The Lab Experience

  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. Pre Discussion with Sandy/Michele

  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Observation in Host classroom

  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. Post Discussion with Host Teacher/Sandy/Michele

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Book Study

  • Chapter 5 (RKT)

  • Chapter 6 (Jim Kitchen)

2:30-3:00 p.m.

MLK Prep and Review

  • Keynote

  • Breakout sessions

  • Teacher Sign Up

  • P.M. PD at Buildings

3:00-4:00 p.m.

General Discussion

  • Superintendent

  • Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Finance

  • Directors’ Report

MLK Day Breakout Sessions

Please review and let me know if I am missing anything.

Thank you for your help.

Those NOT leading breakout sessions we will discuss "duties" at our Jan 16th meeting.

Here is the brochure-https://www.smore.com/app/pages/preview/yjyj

FYI- Please let me know if you have staff interested

The Fourteenth Annual Genesee County Literacy Conference is coming up on Saturday, January 25 at Genesee ISD. Please share with your colleagues.

Click on the link below which will take you directly to the site to register:


Unsung Hero Award

The Office of Retirement Services would like to remind your educators to apply for ING’s Unsung Heroes Awards Program. This program awards funds to inspire success in the classroom. Each year 100 educators are chosen to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of the 100 are chosen to receive top awards of $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000.

Apply by April 30, 2014 at: https://unsungheroes.scholarshipamerica.org/

Please pass this on to your educators so they don’t miss out on a great opportunity!

Promotional materials are available on our website. Click the following links for a Poster or Brochure.

Questions specific to this program should be directed to Scholarship Management Services at:
Phone: 507-931-1682 or 800-537-4180
Email: ing@scholarshipamerica.org


January 23, 2014
4:15 PM-7:30 PM
with Janine Campbell, Technology/Visual Arts Integration Expert

Remix Teaching through Technology Integration: This session will cover three pillars of using technology in the classroom (Teacher Delivery, Student Creation, and Blended Learning). Exemplar models of Elementary, Middle, and High School programs from across the globe will be examined as well as a discovery of how to integrate technology without losing the hands-on application of manipulating materials. Social Media tools like Twitter and Facebook will explored as places for developing Professional Learning Communities and connecting classrooms for collaborative projects. Grant-writing tips and other ways of obtaining technology-rich resources will also be discussed.

Click Here to Register!

Susan Loughrin
Arts Consultant
ArtsEd News http://tinyurl.com/2b5hsth
877-702-8600 x4070

How Cold?...Darn Cold!

Swartz Creek Buses under snow!

Rod Hetherton leaving the bank...

Niagra Falls Frozen!