Research Leadership Learning Podcast

Welcome to the Research Leadership Learning Podcast from Dowling College's Research Leadership Learning Center.

On this podcast we explore many fields of knowledge related to leadership in social agencies, bringing you conversations with teachers, principals, superintendents and others working in and around the Long Island region, including Dowling faculty and Dowling doctoral candidates. By sharing research and knowledge from the field, we hope to develop a profound human awareness among leaders of social agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.

How School Boards Run

click to download Posted Friday, January 30, 2009. Total length: 29:48

" [New board members] have to come to that table to want to take care of all the issues and all the children within the district."
Karen Lessler

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In this episode, Dr. Manley talks with Karen Lessler, president of the Middle Country School Board. With nine years experience on the board, five of them as president, Karen has unique insights to share on how boards operate. She discusses the role of the board in setting policies, creating a vision and goals for the district, fiscal planning, and managing the board/superintendent relationship. Karen is also a secondary social studies teacher in Kings Park School District as well as a member of the executive committee of the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association and a current Dowling Ed.D. candidate.

Music: Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F after K496 - Allegretto by American Baroque courtesy of Magnatunes.

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