Administrator Profile

In a Diverse District, a College Culture Is Born

Maria Ott led Rowlands Unified School District through a major transformation to improve teaching and learning, supported by the Ball Foundation.

A Surprise Award for AP Excellence

Superintendent Sherrie B. Nickell, Polk County (Fla.) Public Schools

Tough Tactics for Retention

Superintendent Jose M. Torres, Illinois School District U-46

STEM Learning at the Elementary Level

Vickie Hallock, supervisor of elementary education at the Penn Manor (Pa.) School District, introduces engineering at the elementary level.

A Small Community’s Innovative Curriculum Coaches

Lizzy Kloiber, secondary curriculum director of Celina (Texas) Independent School District knew the district needed coaches, and was determined to find a way to pay for them.

Establishing a Technological Culture

Debbie Rice, Director of Technology, Auburn (Ala.) City Schools

Tuscaloosa County Superintendent Rebuilds After Tornadoes

Frank Costanzo, superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) School System, partnered with emergency personnel just minutes after an F4 tornado ripped through the county.

Laptops Lead to Love of Learning

Mark Edwards in the Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District has drawn national recognition for a digital conversion effort.

Equity and Access for All

Michele Hancock, recently hired superintendent of Kenosha (Wis.) Unified School District No. 1, is transforming all practices, programs and policies to ensure they meet the needs of all students.

Navigation for Exceptional Students

This Minnesota superintendent is trying to close this "excellence gap" through innovative curricula.

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