We all know education leaders who point to inadequate funding as the primary reason that improved student outcomes continue to elude us. Deborah Gist, the superintendent of schools in Tulsa, is not one of those leaders and her time in Washington DC and Rhode Island prove it. She is the first person to talk about… Continue reading It’s a Tipping Point When Tulsa’s Superintendent Supports a Strike
By Deborah Gist On religious holidays, so many of us have family and faith community practices of rereading stories related to that holiday. On Independence Day, I’m not alone in the practice of rereading the Declaration of Independence. Many of us also take time out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to reread selections from… Continue reading This Supe’s Speech on Racism Is What We Need To Hear From More Leaders. I Really Miss Her.
I had the privilege of visiting Oklahoma this past September and one of the highlights was visiting Greenwood Leadership Academy and meeting their founding principal, Kojo Asamoa-Caesar. I recently spotted a post on his Facebook page that expressed a message that really resonated with me and I asked Kojo if I could publish it as… Continue reading Oklahoma School Leader channels Shirley Chisolm: “Run Young People, Run”