Leadership Changes and the Critical Role of Data

Leadership Changes and the Critical Role of Data

41 minutes

Leadership changes happen.

Whether you’re transitioning superintendents or welcoming new board members, change in school district leadership is inevitable. During times of transition, it’s important to quickly get new leadership up-to-speed on what they need to know about the district. What’s the best way to do that? Data.

Watch this webinar to learn about the crucial role data plays in leadership changes. This session will overview the journeys of two CFOs as they transition to new districts and what tools, techniques, and processes they used to get up-to-speed in their new district (or help inform other leadership of the overall financial state of the district).


  • Ryan Ghizzoni, Frontline Education
  • Stacy Overly, Frontline Education
  • John Espy, Miamisburg School District
  • Randy Drewyor, Perrysburg School District

They will discuss the importance of:

  • Historic data trends and perspective, from financial to academic
  • Visualization of data in easy-to-digest formats
  • Benchmarking to peers or their prior district for context
  • Forecast assumptions and the importance of a financial documentation/trail
  • Peer networking and best operational practices


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