Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Thoughtful Post about Native American Students by Our New Superintendent

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. 

Again, impressive.

(He also speaks Swedish, Norwegian and French.)


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why it is such a waste of time and money to ignore local state talent when searching for education leadership. I hope this evolves into something more long-term.

We shouldn't allow corporate headhunters to fill the district with politicos.

-feeling hopeful

Anonymous said...

What is the new email address for the Sup?

Parent

Anonymous said...

Great post -- seems like a great human being. SPS sure needs thinking like his.

-FedMomof2

mirmac1 said...

I am eagerly awaiting some indication that he is not part of the "Supt Great/Directors good/teachers meh/union is Beezlebub" mentality that permeates WSSDA.

WSSDA has cooked up many one-sided pro-administrator, anti-student model policies/procedures and has managed to ram them through many districts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol Simmons and any readers from/working with Native communities. There are two job openings with the ONC (Oceans Network Canada) at University of Victoria: Indigenous Community Liason and Indigenous Community Learning Coordinator. Information here http://www.oceannetworks.ca/about-us/jobs-opportunities . Please spread the word to those who might be interested. Postings close 8/11

CCA

Carol Simmons said...

Dear CCA

Thank you.

Carol

Anonymous said...

Great post on the blog by interim-Superindendant Nyland. Can he be a candidate for the position?
NEmom