Editors and reporters (including yours truly) in the Education Week newsroom are already on the hunt for the next class of creative school district leaders whose work we can profile in our Leaders To Learn From report in 2015.
And we need your help.
No one knows better who the forward-thinking district leaders are than those of you working in the trenches with these folks. Maybe that leader is your boss. Or your cubicle mate. Or maybe it’s you. Our main criteria is that nominees need to be district-level personnel who are having a positive impact across a school system.
The 2014 class of 16 leaders—just our second—was culled from more than 900 nominees. We had a director of nutrition services completely overhauling how students eat in a major urban district. A superintendent toiling to bring academic rigor and rich arts offerings to an impoverished, racially divided Mississippi town. And we profiled an assistant superintendent bringing a diverse array of course offerings to some of Alaska’s most remote schools.
As we’ve done the previous two years, Education Week will scour for men and women leaders in the more than 14,000 public school districts in the country who have taken their good ideas and executed them in ways that are transferable to other school systems.
So, please send us those names before July 1. You can find all the information you need to nominate someone on our Leaders To Learn From website. Or you can email your nominees directly to me.
A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.