RESOURCES: Bonus Pre-Fall Boardsmanship Academy Day

Bonus Pre-Fall Boardsmanship Academy Day

Friday September 17, 2021 at the Lakefront Anchorage.

Focus: A deep dive into School Board and Superintendent Relations led by a knowledgeable panel of presenters.

Topics: Developing a strategic plan, goal setting, superintendent evaluation, contracts and improvement plans.

Pre-Academy Agenda

AASB COVID Mitigation Plan for Attending In-person Events

Pre-Academy Day Presenters

The Rudder; “Helping Guide the Boat” – John Sedor, Sedor Wendlandt Evans & Filippi

  • Superintendent Contract and Messaging
  • Superintendent Evaluation; Don’t let it be an Anchor
  • Extension of Superintendent contract

The Weather; “Avoiding Troubled Water” – Dr. Deena Bishop, Superintendent, Anchorage School District | Slides

  • Social Media; Chasing Red Herrings
  • Issues with Press/Union/Parents
  • How to navigate tough issues?

The Crew; “Keeping the Boat Afloat” – Dave Herbert, Retired Superintendent, St. Mary’s, Alaska

  • Teamwork between the Board and the Superintendent
  • Crew concerns, complaints, and mutiny; Understanding personnel roles; Governance vs. Management
  • Challenges of the Role of Board President

The Boat; “Setting the Course” – Timi Tullis, Association of Alaska School Boards | Slides

  • Strategic Planning and Annual Goals
  • The Board and the Board Member – When the Winds Blow in Different Directions
  • Board/Superintendent Communications
  • Board Norms/Teamwork