Finding Your Left Foot
Posted on September 26, 2022 Leave a Comment
Professional soccer fans are most certainly familiar with Lionel Messi. Widely considered one of the world’s best footballers, Messi is known for having what many consider the best left foot in the sport. The success of Messi’s soccer career was a focus of Marcus Buckingham’s ATD 2018 keynote address, during which he spoke about excellence – notably, […]
Lies About Work
Posted on September 4, 2022 Leave a Comment
In my over twenty years in public education, I experienced some incredible, thriving work cultures and experiences and some toxic, broken ones. I have seen teams come together to produce outstanding outcomes, and conversely, I participated in teams that couldn’t get it together and failed miserably. When we go through these experiences personally, we develop our […]
How to Coach Your Employees
Posted on August 29, 2022 Leave a Comment
According to the research, people don’t need feedback to grow, but they do need attention and acknowledgment.
3 Ways To Be A Better Leader
Posted on August 25, 2022 Leave a Comment
Performance happens on the team level, so here are three things, from Marcus Buckingham, you can do right now to be a better team member.
How to Start a Movement?
Posted on July 13, 2020 Leave a Comment
This is a season of change for me. After serving Bend-La Pine Schools for the past eight years, five of which as its superintendent, I am embarking on a new journey as the Chief Student Success Officer for the High Desert Education Service District. This new role’s formal responsibility is to help Central Oregon’s school […]
Posted on February 19, 2020 Leave a Comment
Unveiling Our Strategic Investment Plan PLAN TO INVEST $18 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING At the Feb. 11, 2020 Board of Directors meeting, Superintendent Shay Mikalson shared Bend-La Pine Schools’ Strategic Investment Plan with the board members. Built on six months of conversations with staff, community members, families and students, as well our Comprehensive Plan, Bend-La […]
Listening and Learning from Our Families, Students, and Staff
Posted on December 21, 2019 Leave a Comment
Bend-La Pine Schools invites all members of the Bend-La Pine community to dive into the newly-released Excellence & Equity Review. This effort, which included 36 listening sessions with families and students, staff feedback, results from a family survey and more, is a big swing with a big goal: to gain a deeper understanding of students’ […]