Serving the Ring and Not the King (or Queen)

A wise mentor once counseled a frazzled school communicator to serve the ring and not the king. It was sage advice considering there had been changes in the superintendent’s office – ones that made the communicator anxious. Perhaps you’re new to the superintendency, or maybe you are onboarding a new communications professional.   A clear […] Read More →

Effective Communication Across Your District

One shoe does not fit all when it comes to communicating important messages to school districts and families. In fact, better communication with families fosters relationships centered in trust, ultimately improving the student’s success. In the effort to bolster communication efforts for your community, evaluating the current systems in place and considering new ones is critical. […] Read More →

It Takes a Village: Tackling Rising Childhood Obesity

Nutrition serves as the building blocks of a solid foundation, making the issue of childhood obesity, highlighted during the month of September, increasingly important to educators. Impacting one in six youth according to the National Children’s Health Survey, obesity disproportionately affects minorities as well as low-income students.   Remaining innovative in solutions by collaborating with community […] Read More →

Why Latinx?

Why Latinx? The answer-inclusion for the 62.1 million diverse and intersectional identities that make up the culture. As a school leader, taking cultural relevancy into account is paramount as conversations around inclusion become more prominent. Incorporating Latinx into the conversation, policies and community engagement within your district’s plan will elevate the district’s mission and values […] Read More →

Beating them to the Chase in a Crisis

When found in the center of controversial claims, sometimes, beating your accusers to the punch can mitigate the consequences. Known as the “stealing thunder” technique, this crisis communication strategy involves revealing the negative facts/information about yourself or a situation before it is mentioned by the opponent or other individuals.  According to Science Direct, “Stealing thunder […] Read More →

The Essential 10: Photos Every District Needs

Photos are your school district website’s best friend because, done well, they brighten up any page and allow you to bring your district’s story to life. In an era dominated by photo and video-driven social media, photos can be the difference between winning or losing the 7-Second Rule – the amount of time to capture […] Read More →

TikTok it to the Top: A Tale of One Superintendent’s Social Media Success

Georgeanne Warnock jumped on TikTok as a way to troll her four school-age sons, which grew into an opportunity to influence her educational peers on TikTok. Georgeanne, superintendent of Terrell Independent School District, joined TikTok as an entertaining way to keep up with her teenagers, a demographic that spends an average of 75 minutes per […] Read More →