“If superintendents don’t understand what they’re asking their teachers and principals to do, their students will not make as much progress,” said superintendent of Pass Christian School District Beth John, making the point that superintendents need to understand curriculum and instruction.

That might seem rather obvious to folks outside the field of education, but it’s actually a rather bold statement, made by a bold superintendent.

John said it during a webinar exploring how her school district in Mississippi has moved forward as much as it has in the past decade or so; she said it because she knows that quite a large proportion of the 15,000 superintendents out there consider themselves to be managers rather than instructional leaders.

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