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DEBORAH C. BURDICK, Ed.D.

Superintendent

  Leadership Mission Statement:

  To ensure learning everyday for every student;
leadership everyday for every stakeholder.

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  LEADERSHIP CREED

I will support learning for all.

I believe that all students can learn with support.

I focus difficult decisions on what is best for students.

I will vigorously foster a district team.

I will build and honor relationships.

I strive to be consistent, fair, honest and compassionate.

I will generate and encourage open communication.

I will model high moral purpose.

I will nurture high expectations for myself and others.

I will recognize and grow leadership in others.

I will embrace change, when necessary, as an opportunity.

I will promote professionalism in all representatives of the district.

I will create energy and passion in the organization.

I will enjoy my colleagues, my work and share my sense of humor.

I will employ gentle frankness and espouse "no excuses!"


Educational background:

Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Dissertation: "Women hold up half the sky:" Is principal selection based on gender and leadership style?

MA, Educational Administration, with highest honors

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois


Reading Recovery coursework and certification,

Center for the Study of Reading, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois


MA, Elementary Education, with highest honors

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois


BA, Elementary Education, with highest honors

Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois


Additional information:

  Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
 & Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona