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May 22, 2018

One of the most important tasks of any school district is to recognize the achievement of those students who have excelled academically during their time in school.  As organizations, athletic achievement is regularly celebrated by schools and districts, as it...

April 24, 2018

This year has been one of professional growth for me.  No sooner had I stepped down after fifteen years of working in a school district central office and close to 40 years in the field, when I was asked to take the reins of CASDA as the Interim Executive Dire...

March 22, 2018

Prior to my arrival as the Interim Executive Director at CASDA, one of the things the fascinated me the most about CASDA is the organization’s ability to stay “ahead of the curve” and anticipate the needs of schools and districts.  Time and again we would be...

February 27, 2018

The recent horrific events in Florida have again shown a persistent and ongoing concern regarding student safety in schools.  Solutions to address those concerns are wide-ranging and run the gamut from retrofitting buildings with additional safety measures, to...

January 22, 2018

An old Chinese blessing says, “May you live in interesting times.”  Well, we are certainly blessed by those standards.  Those interesting times also bring uncertainty.  On both the state and federal levels, there is great uncertainty about what the future wil...

December 20, 2017

The end of the calendar year is a natural time to look back and see what we’ve done over the past twelve months.  For CASDA, it has been an eventful year, to be sure.

My writing this is a perfect example of the changes in staff.  With Jim Butterworth stepping a...

November 17, 2017

I would like to begin by thanking the Executive Committee for the opportunity to work with them this year.  I’m looking forward to assisting CASDA as it transitions from the able leadership of Dr. Jim Butterworth to a permanent executive director for the 2018-...

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