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Students Debate Good Qualities of a School Administrator

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What makes a good school executive? This Wickedlocal article discusses what one school district did prior to hiring a new superintendent for the 2020-2021 school year.

Cohasset School District in Cohasset, Massachusetts wanted to make sure their students’ voices were heard before hiring a new administrator. In March of this year, the district created a focus group. It was led by two education experts from the University of Massachusetts and about 30 student council members from Cohasset’s middle and high schools. The discussion evolved around what qualities students thought a school administrator should possess.

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The main consensus of the group was that they wanted, “an executive who recognizes the students as the consumers of the education that the school generates, rather than a product of an assembly line that our teachers stand at.” Other important concerns were around promoting and prioritizing mental health and maintaining their current academic success.

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Erin Woulfe

Erin Woulfe

Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization, or providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”