Mark Hess (@MarkHess98) is the Executive Director of Instruction, Technology, & Assessment for the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Before his current position as Executive Director, Mark served in the capacity as elementary and middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal, middle school principal, and Director of Technology & Data Analysis. Mark has presented at local and state conferences, and workshops on topics such as Digital Leadership, Raising Adolescent Children in the Digital Age, and Instructional Technology.
Written by Steve Gabriel, Principal, Grand Ledge High School; Region 6 Representative, MASSP Board of Directors
Today is National School Library Day! To celebrate the important role school that libraries play in our students' education, the State Board of Education recently adopted a statement, which can be found below:
The Michigan State Board of Education recognizes that school library media centers provide Michigan's students and staff equitable access to print and digital resources critical to supporting 21st century teaching and learning.
You know that outstanding school leaders make for outstanding schools, but sometimes it's not easy to communicate the numerous ways that good principals enhance their school communities. We firmly believe that one of the most powerful methods for conveying this message to policymakers is simply to let them see for themselves.
Reprinted with permission by John Robinson, The 21st Century Principal (Twitter: @21stprincipal)
"The silence of thoughtful people creates a vacuum filled by extremists." Margaret Wheatley, Find Our Way; Leadership for an Uncertain Time
In her book, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time, Margaret Wheatley asks the question: