Leadership, School Searches

Challenges, Leaders, Schools (II)

Andrew Watson

[This article was originally published by Andrew Watson on LinkedIn on 12/11/2020]   What a year in school leadership, particularly for those in new positions.   In the first of these two posts, I stressed the point that most school leaders are facing the same problems and, unfortunately, receiving similar upset and overly angry criticisms. My hope is that boards and leaders understand this and […]

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Challenges, Leaders, Schools (I)

Andrew Watson

[This article was originally published by Andrew Watson on LinkedIn on 10/06/2020]   What a year in school leadership, particularly for those in new positions. It’s the same everywhere. It isn’t just your school, your leadership. With passions running high about the COVID response, social justice, and political division, not to mention a steady state of anxiety about climate change/fires/disasters, social unrest, wealth […]

Career Transitions

From Albuquerque Academy to Wickenden Associates to DRG

Andrew Watson

[This article was originally published by Andrew Watson on LinkedIn on 10/13/2020]   Working on the faculty of the National Association of Independent (NAIS) Institute for New Heads, I would sometimes hear school leaders complain that the reality of their new schools didn’t match what they observed while going through the search process. Sad, but occasionally true, and something I know Wickenden Associates (WA) has worked hard to prevent ever since Jim […]