Number 1 on that list would be listening. Really listening. Listening to learn, listening to help.
2. The ability to take what you’ve learned and plug it in to what you know already and then do even more research to fill in the holes.
3. A talent for making connections between people. A persistent belief that all kinds of people can and should work together.
4. The capacity to say “I was wrong.” And with that, the proven commitment to learn more and do better.
5. Strong background knowledge of the school system - - where we are, and how we got here.
Each of the candidates listed on the ballot for BOE has their own strong points. But one candidate embodies all of the qualities I listed above:
You can learn more about her here.
Here’s the deal:
- She knows her stuff.
- She’s done the work.
- She has heart.
My best wishes to all BOE candidates today. It’s going to be a long and tiring day. Thank you for putting yourself out there to serve our schools.