Kimberly Moritz publicly challenged her superintendent to start a blog. He made a very sensible reply. And yet… I wonder what other superintendents who ARE blogging would say to him. So I’ve asked thirteen superintendent bloggers to respond to this post in the comments area. Hopefully some will find the time to share what value they get from blogging, how they handle some of the concerns Kimberly’s superintendent expressed, etc.
Why might superintendents blog?
by Scott McLeod | May 18, 2007 | Blogging, Communication, Leadership and Vision | 3 comments
The superintendent’s blog is the most effective and efficient communication tool that I am using now. I use an e-mail to allow readers to respond and that way editorial screeing for content happens so we are not open to inappropriate content being posted on the blog. The blog has far exceeded expectations and has actually helped people see my leadership style and my individual personality. An unexpected outcome was that it has helped recruit high quality leaders and teachers.
Even though I have not posted as often as I would like recently, I feel that it is another tool I can use to communicate with the public. As more and more parents and community members become well-versed in technology and the internet, we are going to see more of them wanting the type of delivery that blogs offer. I also believe that we as administrators need to model what we are asking our teachers to do – namely use technology to reach people.
Quentin D’Souza at Toondoo
Not only do we have proof that administrators can blog, but now we know they can “toon” as well.
Quentin D’Souza – Featured Dooer!