Personalities and strategies are part of a superintendent search, but hiring a superintendent is most often a political decision. And what I came to understand is that the job is inherently about winning hearts, minds, and ultimately votes—it is all about politics.
Dr. Donna Peters: "Leading change is hard work, and leading change for online and blended learning throughout a school system is indeed a significant challenge. While we don’t like to admit it, our schools tend to be steeped in traditional methodologies and practices that prove difficult to replace with 21st Century opportunities regardless of how ineffective the old ways may be."
Steven Adamowski agreed to answer a few questions from edReformer about the district's policies on education, improvement and raising the standards for excellence in its schools.
Dr. Chip Kimball, Superintendent, Lake Washington School District, Washington State