Region 9 Education Cooperative

Perspectives on Leadership

Keeping Grounded


As a leader, one of the things I loved about having a working mission statement is that it kept me grounded.

Making it Through Tired Times


“I’m tired.”

That was my response to a question from Teresa Barnett yesterday when I stopped by the R9 office. Teresa’s kind reply was “That’s okay.”

How to Set Digital Boundaries with Your Job and Manage Your Time.


On the morning of January 21, 2020, while watching The Today Show, I was reminded of a significant shift in leadership. It’s digital leadership. Technology has brought us so many resources to support us in our work. At the same time, it has become a double-edged sword.

Leadership vs. Management


“Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.” Steve Jobs

End of Year Resolutions


December is here and before we know it, we will be bringing in a new decade and year and making new resolutions. It’s always a time of year when I think about my personal goals and they are usually around what I am eating and how I am exercising.

Leadership is a Verb


One of the strengths of R9 is “leadership”. Being a leader is not just described by our job descriptions or assigned to our Coordinating Council, R9 administration or Leadership Team.