Welcome to my portfolio for the Superintendent Endorsement graduate certificate program at the University of Alaska Southeast. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Marty Laster throughout the program, and am a proud member of Cohort 1. My portfolio is set up to show evidence of my mastery of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) 2011 Standards for District Leadership. Please navigate to each of the Standards to review the specific standard, as well as links to the evidence of my mastery of the standard.
I would like to share a special thank you to Dr. Laster and to each of the individuals in my Cohort. We have learned a lot together, and I appreciate our discussions and the collegiality fostered throughout the program. Dan, Janelle, Jim, Molly, and Shawn - each of you have made contributions to my learning journey, and I look forward to working with you as a colleague for many years to come.
My mentors, Dr. Jason Ohler and Dr. Carol Comeau, have graciously helped me to grow as a leader over the years. Dr. Comeau was my superintendent when I worked in the Anchorage School District, and she was my official Mentor during the Internship year of the Superintendent Endorsement program; however, she continues to be a mentor for me and I envision she always will be. Below you see a picture of Dr. Comeau, as well as a Wordle for each of the semesters she was my official Mentor. The Wordles were made from notes I took of our weekly phone conversations. Carol is motivated by a genuine love for learning, and her belief in each person’s ability to make the world a better place through participation in local public education. I am a better superintendent because Dr. Comeau is my mentor.
Dr. Jason Ohler has been my mentor and friend for over 25 years. He is an international thought leader helping us all navigate the human side of the digital revolution, and he continues to inspire and challenge me to grow. Dr. Ohler's newest book, 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, shows us his genius, as he explains our complex world in easy to understand stories. I encourage you to sign up for his Big Ideas Bi-Weekly emails to have inspiration delivered to your inbox. I am a better person and contributor to the field because Dr. Ohler is my mentor.
Thank you for visiting my portfolio. If you have specific questions or comments, please contact me via the links provided below.
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