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October 21, 2019

In this article, Dr. Blane Covert gives advice to Board members who have never hired a Head of School or Superintendent.

Occasionally, I get a call from a Board Chair who is losing a long-serving Head of School or Superintendent--someone who has been around for 15, 20,...

October 1, 2019

In this article, Dr. Blane Covert discusses hiring for the institution—not just the job.

The typical Board of Trustees hires a new Head of School or Superintendent based primarily on his or her knowledge, skills, and abilities.  They sift through piles of résumés, inter...

September 16, 2019

In this article, Dr. Blane Covert advises Board members on the interview process.

Because selecting a Head of School or Superintendent is so important to a school’s or district’s future, candidate interviews deserve special attention. Consider these suggestions (based o...

September 3, 2019

In this article, Dr. Blane Covert urges Boards of Trustees to seek input from multiple constituencies when searching for a Head of School or Superintendent.

You’ve taken Academy Educational Consulting’s Right Fit online course and understand how to communicate with sear...

May 20, 2019

In this article, Dr. Blane Covert encourages Boards to seek help when searching for a Head of School or Superintendent.

As an Educational Consultant, it should come as no surprise that I believe that schools and districts should absolutely seek help when embarking on...

May 6, 2019


In this article, Dr. Blane Covert describes the problems that Boards of Trustees will likely encounter without the help of consultants.

School Board Members often have little to no experience when it comes to hiring a Head of School or Superintendent.  In fact, Board...

April 15, 2019

In this article, Dr. Blane Covert examines the Head of School and Superintendent abilities that are often overlooked by both Boards of Trustees and Search Firms.

Although an educational leader must possess a number of strengths to perform the job effectively, Konnert an...

April 1, 2019

This article, excerpted from Dr. Blane Covert’s doctoral dissertation, assesses the realities of the Head of School/Superintendent position.

According to the article “Preparing for the First Headship,” an effective educational leader is expected to wear many hats:  teac...

March 15, 2019

SPECIAL NOTE:  Dr. Covert will be an exhibitor at the National School Boards Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia later this month.  Stop by Cutting Edge AveNEW, Booth 1131, to meet him and to enter a drawing to win free access to Academy’s innovative online p...

March 5, 2019

This article, excerpted from Dr. Blane Covert’s doctoral dissertation, analyzes the current Head of School/Superintendent candidate pool.

Heads of School and Superintendents are expected to skillfully manage the demands of many competing constituencies. Issues arise whe...

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October 21, 2019