Weekly Inside Story
February 1-5, 2016
Greeters for the week
If you can't make your greeter duties, please get a replacement or call Mrs. Abernethy or Patricia.
Region 7 ESC
DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator
Special Ed Specialist (3)
High School Science Specialist
ELA Specialist, Middle School
.NET Application Developer/Programmer
IMS Assistant Director
Bilingual Family Service Worker - Longview
Desktop Support Technician
Head Start Mental Health Specialist
Federal Programs Specialist
Head Start Education Specialist
Network Maintenance Windows
In order to perform maintenance on network infrastructure and services with minimal impact on staff and customers, the maintenance windows have been implemented below:
Thursday evenings from 7pm to 11pm
Third Saturday of each month 8am – 10pm
These maintenance windows will be used for “non-emergency” events that may affect your access to network services. We will provide in advance a notice of maintenance to be performed, the reason for the maintenance as well as the services affected.
Although these windows are established, all windows may not be used and may not be the durations listed above.
Guests in the Building
I just want to thank you guys for doing such a great training at SFA yesterday. I know it's hard to make everyone feel comfortable and prepared for such a stressful time, but I believe this was one of the best trainings I attended. You are a super person and we are grateful and blessed to have all of you.
To: Pino, Joseph
Subject: Re: Workshop 5 Day Reminder: 054987 01/28/2016 9:00 am TELPAS District and Campus Coordinator Training
Lisa Nelson and I set up to do this training LD. I would love to be there, but I have been out of the office to many days and hate not to be there for the kids. Thanks for all your help and encouragement. We appreciate the way you all work so hard to make all this testing (SFA, yesterday) and everything else not so overwhelming.
Subject: Winnsboro Elementary Counselor
Hello Sherri, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the networking workshop. I was able to bring back some great ideas.
To: Luff, Anita
Subject: Good Things!
I hope all is well!
Just wanted to take a little time to let you know that I appreciate your staff. I know that there have been several changes, and sometimes things take some time to get used to, but your staff has been thoughtful and have researched things for me with no hesitation! J
Being in a business, I know that people may want to report the “bad” things, but it is always good to let people know the positive things that are going on as well.
Accountability Coordinator (Area B)
Subject: Many thanks
HI Vicky. I just wanted to thank you for coming out and helping us with the campus plan validation. I certainly learned quite a bit. Since that meeting, my wheels have been turning a bit about our district and campus plan.
Would it be possible for you and me to put a day on the calendar to give our plan a hard look and make some improvement? If that is a possibility, I can come to you, or you can drive down here and we can project the plans on the screen.
Again, thanks for your patience and help the other day.
Trampas Bass, Ed. D.
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction Brownsboro ISD
Walk the Talk
Walking the talk (a.k.a. practicing what you preach), is an essential requirement for highly effective and respected leaders. Displays of good intentions are excellent reminders of what we stand for, but the real worth of our beliefs is represented by our collective behaviors. It's how we behave as leaders that ultimately defines our success and determines how we will be judged.
Here are a few positive management behaviors from the bestselling handbook 144 Ways to Walk the Talk by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia:
- Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Remember that regardless of what you say, it's the performance you're willing to accept that shows your true standards.
- Be an effective instructor for your team members. You'll not only develop in-depth knowledge about the subject you're prepared to teach, you'll also be able to help others develop and grow.
- Work with your team members to develop a common (shared) understanding of goals such as "intelligent risk taking" and "providing high-quality customer service." The more clarity you have on performance expectations like these, the more positive performance examples you will discover.
- Regularly spend one-on-one time with each member of your team. Open these informal get-togethers with a general question like: "How are things going for you?" Then, really listen to what they have to say. Listening is an important way to demonstrate that what they have to say is important, and that you care.
Good leaders discover opportunities every day to more effectively walk the talk. Be creative, and be sure to turn your good intentions into predictable on-the-job applications.