I have served three public school Districts of 1,000, 1,500, and 3,500 students as Superintendent. In each District, I was able to collaborate with Board members, administrative staff, and teachers to lead the improvement of instruction and to align all of the efforts of these Districts to focus on the most important outcomes for students and student learning. Both Illinois Districts are now among the highest-achieving Districts in the state. I am currently leading a transformational process for the Colorado District. My focus on strategic direction has always started with what evidence/data states about how the actual performance of the school. A school exists to serve students and their families and that all decisions are made with students at the forefront.