Field Trip: Be a Buffalo: Growing Leaders in School Systems

What is the single biggest thing that school leaders can do to impact student outcomes? According to Ted Neitzke, it’s to create the conditions that enable everybody in the school system to take on leadership roles.

Ted is the CEO of CESA 6, a consortium that serves school districts in Wisconsin. He is also the host of the Smart Thinking Podcast. Today, Ted shares what he means by leadership, why it’s so important that every employee has the chance to pursue leadership opportunities, and he shares several extremely practical ways leaders can improve schools and help others do the same.

  • How to recognize people and create processes that will set the stage for people to take on the mantle of leadership
  • Principles of improvement to apply in your school system
  • Quick and easy practices that can have a huge positive impact on meetings and working relationships


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