I was just browsing the web, looking up Larry Nyland's background. His LinkedIn page has a very long list of accomplishments and awards. Impressive.
At the state level I have had the opportunity to serve as:
- Superintendent representative on the Washington State Educational Coordinating Council.
- Representative on the State Board of Education Math Panel.
- Past-president of WASA (Washington Association of School Administrators).
- Past-president of WABS (Washington Alliance of Better Schools).
- Past-president of WCEAP (Washington Coalition of Educational Administration Programs).
- Developer of the Seattle Pacific University superintendent preparation program.
- Participant in the development of the Washington State Leadership Academy.
- Contributor to the development and evaluation of Success at the Core.
- Interim director for the Washington Commission on Student Learning.
- Key participant in legislation regarding: school reform, ELL, math PD, and phantom levy lid.
- Washington State Superintendent of the year.
Then I found this post he wrote for a group, KFLA (Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance), called "Building Bridges and Hope and Understanding." It was written almost a year ago today and it's about working with Native American students and community members.
(He also speaks Swedish, Norwegian and French.)