Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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August 2, 2012

Board evaluates Howard’s skills

GLASGOW — Sean Howard has completed his second year as superintendent of Glasgow Independent Schools, and a recent board of education evaluation states the district is headed in the right direction.

There has been a lack of stability in the position in recent years, but the former assistant superintendent has brought balance to the district.

According to the board’s evaluation, one of Howard’s long-range goals “is to create a culture of emphasis on academics and recognition of students who show outstanding academic achievement,” which led to the opening of the Celtic Academy last fall.

Glasgow Board of Education Chairman Elaine Richardson said she’s seen progression in Howard’s leadership ability, and his willingness to build rapport with all educators throughout the district.

“I think that he as a good relationship with the administrators in the district,” Richardson said. “He meets with them on a regular basis and receives their input … they rely on him for advice and they really work well together.”

According to the evaluation, Howard’s true strengths center on student achievement and learning,  instructional leadership and planning and development.

“This was the first year for our district to participate in AdvanceKentucky, and this program really has the potential to transform teaching and learning,” the evaluation stated. “Aligning the curriculum with the new Common Core Standards and implementing best practices in the delivery of the curriculum have been evident in recommendations that Mr. Howard has made to the Board for approval in the past year. He has been diligent in this standard.”

For the full story, read Friday's print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.


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