Sandra L. Husk, Ph.D.

Professional Experience Superintendent: Salem-Keizer School District - 2006 – Present Salem, OR, (40,000+ student enrollment) Superintendent: Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools - 2001 – 2006 Clarksville, TN, (27,000+ student enrollment, unified city-county system) Superintendent: Mapleton Public Schools - 1996 – 2001 Adams County, CO, (5,000+ student enrollment) Executive Director of Learning Services: Adams County School District - 1993 – 1996 Westminster, CO, (13,000+ student enrollment) Principal: Elementary School [bilingual], 1989 – 1993 Principal: Alternative Middle School, 1991 – 1993 Supervisor: Staff Development, 1985 – 1989 Elementary Counselor: 1980 – 1985 Classroom Teacher: Grades 3, 5, and 6; substitute for all grades, 1977 – 1983 Professional Preparation Ph.D., Administration, Curriculum & Supervision, University of Colorado, Denver – 1989 M.A., Guidance and Counseling, University of Colorado, Boulder – 1979 B.S., Elementary Education, University of Georgia, Athens – 1977 Post Doctoral Studies Executive Leadership Development Project – Harvard University – 2008 Achieving High Standards for Superintendents, Columbia University – 2000 Public Sector: Labor and Management Cooperation, Harvard University – 1999 Institute for New Superintendents, Harvard University – 1996 Consensus Building and Conflict Resolution, Consensus Associates – 1989

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Major Accomplishments In my tenure as a school district superintendent, each of my three districts have shown demonstrated gains in student achievement. The increase in achievement included success for minority students, which resulted in closing the achievement gap. These results were achieved through several key district reforms initiatives including: Identifying the needs of the students and school system through an extensive analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data gathered through multiple sources. Designing and implementing a district-wide strategic plan with accountability system for all schools and departments. Creating a shared vision throughout the organization through the implementation of district-wide communications plan—engaging in board, administration and school leaders, parents and the business community in improved dialogue about public education needs, goals, and strategies for improvement. Focusing on teacher quality through the development of relevant professional development opportunities. Facilitating the process of revising board and administrative policies and procedures so they align with the strategic plan, the continuous improvement process, and the School Board’s governance goals. Building meaningful relationships with union leadership and key community leaders. Designing and implementing continuous improvement programs for both Salem-Keizer School District and Clarksville-Montgomery County School District who have received and maintain an ISO 9001 Certification. Only a few school districts in the nation have earned this recognition. Balanced district budgets despite multi-million dollar revenue shortfall, while continuing to implement successfully district-wide improvement efforts. Volunteered to be one of the first large school districts in Oregon to implement the CLASS and TIF projects. Developed and implemented a new teacher mentor program through funding from Oregon Department of Education. Collaboration with Western Oregon University, Corban University, Willamette University to create a “lab school” within Salem-Keizer School District. Created the first magnet school and an open enrollment policy in Mapleton School District in Colorado. Successfully pursued a Stupski Foundation Partnership as well as competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Defense and other agencies, resulting in several millions of dollars of additional funding.

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Consultation Activities: 20+ years of experience consulting with administrators and educators in a variety of school districts and professional organizations in areas including standards-based instruction, performance assessments, leadership, professional development, strategies for career/college ready, teacher and principal evaluation and strategic planning, and quality assurance systems. Examples of consultations and advisory activities include: Participant Initiator Board Member Participant Chairperson Initiator Participant Board Member Presenter Presenter/Panelist Oregon’s Educational Investment Work Team COSA – Superintendent’s Policy Vision Group National School Public Relations Association Stupski Foundation – District Reform Site-based Leadership Committee, American Association of School Administrators Coalition for Tennessee’s Future [K-12 School Adequacy Study] State Legislative Lobby Committee – Tennessee Organization for School Superintendents University of Colorado, School of Education Advisory Board Efficient and Effective School Districts, University of Texas Educational Leadership Ph.D. Program, Austin Corporate Solutions to Public School Effectiveness, AASA Conference; Vision for Literacy Achievement, Superintendent’s Institute; Wisdom Sharing Process Management Seminar

Community Leadership and Regional Professional Affiliations (Current) Marion County Commission on Children and Families Confederated Association of School Administrators Chalkboard Advisory Board Oregon Leadership Network Downtown Salem Rotary Club Salem and Keizer Chambers of Commerce SEDCOR

National Professional Affiliations Superintendent Advisor – College Board National Education Research and Development Institute National School Public Relations Association: Served as their Superintendent liaison for 3 years. American Association of School Administrators Association of Suburban School Superintendents Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development National Staff Development Council Horace Mann League

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