As a school leader I often hear educators discussing strategies to get parents and the community more involved. This is done because we believe active partnerships between parents, educators and the community create a stronger educational opportunity for students. However, in order for there to be a partnership, all stakeholders must have access to open and authentic communications. Read More
In anticipation for the 2013-14 school year, I am excited to report that Hilliard City Schools is ready for tomorrow. Our mission is to empower students to thrive in the 21st Century. Education today is complex and I’m proud to say that Hilliard City Schools is well positioned to move forward. Read More
Please join the Board of Education for a Community Open House to welcome new Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D., and his family to the Hilliard City School District. The reception is open to all students, staff and community members and will be held on Monday, August 12 from 6-7 p.m. at the McVey Innovative Learning Center Annex, 5323 Cemetery Road in Hilliard.
Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize winning psychologist and economist said, “Optimists are normally cheerful and happy . . . they are resilient in adapting to failures and hardships” (Thinking, Fast and Slow, 2011). Today, more than ever, we need more optimists in education. We need these people to take on the myriad of challenges facing schools today. Read More
In his 2004 book Today Matters John Maxwell shares a story about the Tartar tribes of Central Asia. When the tribe spoke a curse against their enemy they didn’t wish for death or sickness, they stated “May you stay in one place forever.” Progress is essential for sustainable excellence; we must continually strive for improvement or we will face the consequences of inaction. Read More