Category Archives: Leadership

Chicago Marathon Weekend 2016: A “Whirlwind” of Emotions 

The Day Before the Chicago Marathon: October 8, 2016  Marathon 14. The “Windy” City. Chicago. Tomorrow. The struggle will be real for sure. Most likely the biggest challenge thus far in the mission to 22. But this type of pain … Continue reading

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Honoring our Little Angel: My #OneWord2016 Resilience

In reflecting back on 2015 and preparing for 2016, it was very difficult to narrow down the most applicable words to describe my current leadership role, my responsibilities, and my life in general.  Words that came to mind included perseverance, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Tee-ball: Embracing Struggle as an Opportunity

My 4-year old son, Andrew (# 2), is the youngest player on his tee-ball team.  He attends every practice, every game, and works very hard despite his limited attention span!  Despite Andrew’s lack of skill thus far, it’s always enjoyable … Continue reading

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We Have to Stop Pretending

Two days ago, I received an invitation to participate in an effort titled, “We have to stop pretending.”  The origin of the challenge (by: Scott McLeod) is found here. I was challenged by Dave Kimball on Twitter. Here is my addition to @mcleod … Continue reading

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New Twitter Chat for Educational Leaders: #CTedlead

On February 4, 2015, a Connecticut leadership chat came to Twitter.  This chat (#CTedlead) is moderated by Chris Longo, administrator at New Milford High School, CT.  This bimonthly chat features many central topics in effective leadership theory, research, and practice. … Continue reading

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Shadowing of an Urban Superintendent

My current 093 Superintendent’s Program requires a shadowing experience of an urban Superintendent of Schools.  I was able to recently meet with Dr. Sal Pascarella, veteran Superintendent of the Danbury Public Schools, CT.  This was a great opportunity to experience … Continue reading

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Twitter as a Powerful Tool for School Leaders

Twitter has been around for over seven years now and has evolved in the field of education.  School Leaders have an opportunity to utilize Twitter for an array of possibilities to interact with students, staff, parents, and the community.  From informational … Continue reading

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Differentiating Leadership

Admin PD, Day 1: Differentiating Leadership for Teachers & Providing Effective Feedback — Dr. Chris Longo (@DrChrisLongo) August 13, 2014 Over the past week, our district administrative team had its annual 2-day retreat. The presentation was facilitated by Dr. Robyn … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Leadership

How do you define leadership?  This is a question that is often asked in many education courses, workshops, conferences, etc.  I have performed this exercise many times and realized that each time, my definition is slightly different.  The qualities of … Continue reading

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