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Paul DeMinico ISS - School Governance: What Teachers and Principals Should Know and Understand

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AASSA Educators’ Conference 2012

Paul DeMinico, ISS

"What Teachers and Principals Should Know & Understand"




Presenter Name:  Paul DeMinico

School/Organization: ISS

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Presentation Description:  Teachers and principals are immersed in the world of curriculum, instruction, assessment, data, differentiated instruction, and much more. In addition, there has historically been a perceived lack of transparency at the school governance and school head level. However understanding the governing structure of the school and the delineation between the roles of the board of directors and those of the school head is a topic that has gone unnoticed among many teachers and, to a lesser degree, principals. This workshop is designed to give teachers and principals a look at what occurs in a governance training workshop between governing boards and school heads. A clearer understanding of the roles, the issues, the obstacles and the relationships of the board and head could prove to be not only interesting but also helpful in understanding the workings and complexities of an international school. With an increased understanding of school governance, teachers and principals may perform their responsibilities more effectively as a result.


Date: Friday, March 16, 2012


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Presenter Bio:

Dr. Paul DeMinico, Vice President for executive searches and governance training with International Schools Services (ISS), received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He has served as a school head for 24 years at international, independent schools in Asia at International School Bangkok and Europe at The American School of The Hague, the Netherlands as well as school superintendent at public schools in the U.S. Paul has also served as a teacher, school principal and a deputy head for business and curriculum during his 40 year career in education. He is a senior, visiting lecturer of education at Assumption University in Bangkok and has authored numerous articles on various topics in education. As a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Global Leadership Program, Paul has a particular interest in advancing the concept of “global-mindedness” among students from early childhood to Ph.D. candidates. He has successfully facilitated head of school searches for boards of education and, as a certified board trainer, has engaged school sponsors and boards in trainings on various topics on school governance.

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