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From the ED 3.13.14

Dear Colleagues,

In her recently published book Leading From The Edge, Annmarie Neal quotes Tony Wagner (Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap) – “The world no longer cares about what you know, but rather what you do with what you know and even more importantly, with what you don’t know.” This theme resonated at the recent NAIS and NBOA conferences – our schools are no longer in business to disseminate knowledge – knowledge is at our fingertips on any device, at anytime, anywhere. We must not only re-think ‘school’ but we must take action to ensure our relevancy. This is a powerful challenge to our traditional educational model.

Additionally, Ms. Neal introduced me to Stephen Shapiro, an Innovation Consultant, this short 6 minute TEDx talk is worth watching as we consider the role the Business Officer and all operations personnel play in the transformation of our schools. I believe that everyone in a school should be involved in the discussions about the future of our schools.

You will begin to see information about the MISBO 2014 Annual Conference to be held in Tampa, FL November 2-4, 2014 – click here for more information. Ms. Neal will be the opening keynote speaker for this event. I strongly encourage you to read her book.

I look forward to seeing many of you over the coming months as I continue to present at and attend state association meetings.  Don’t forget that MISBO presents its three spring programs for Business Officers starting in Nashville, TN April 1-2, then in Stuart, FL May 4-6 and our New Business Officer Intensive in Atlanta, GA June 8-10. Registration is open for all of these programs. More information on all three of these events can be found here.


Marc Levinson
Executive Director, MISBO
Twitter:  @MISBOconnects    @Marcll

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