Considering Summer

As the school year comes to an end for many districts while others prepare for upcoming vacations, school leaders have the opportunity to reflect on successes and failures, how to improve as well as ways to redefine their respective missions.

Here are a few tips to maximize your “down time”:

1) Take time to visit your school community
– Walk the district
– Visit the local businesses
– Interact with neighborhood families

2) Provide administrators, teachers and staff with a suggested reading list
Choice Words by Peter Johnston
A Place Called School by John I. Goodlad
Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

3) Collaborate with colleagues in similar positions from other districts to share best practices and invaluable insights

4) Consider new legislation and how it impacts your district

5) Regroup and reconnect with family and friends

About Ahmed Young

I am an associate in the Litigation Group and the Education Law Group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Prior to attending law school, I taught at Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis and in the New York City Public Schools. I draw upon this experience as an educator to better serve the firm’s K-12 and university clients. I am also a member of the Strategic Advisory Services Group of Bose Public Affairs Group LLC, where I am a second vice president. I use my experience in politics and public policy to benefit clients seeking to enhance their public affairs activities or develop short and long-range tactics for growth.
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