The New York State Leadership Group Executive Director, Robert W. Christmann, was requested by the Rochester City School District Board of Education to conduct a professional development workshop. The agenda included Board-Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities, a preliminary superintendent evaluation discussion and a district goal setting review.

Mr. Christmann had previously served the Board of Education as its superintendent search consultant and was later involved in creating a very comprehensive one year study plan called “The Path Forward.” Commissioner (board member) feedback considered this workshop to be a highly productive one setting the stage for the superintendent’s upcoming annual evaluation with the “Super-Eval” corporation.

Following this workshop, the Rochester Board of Education requested that Mr. Christmann facilitate their summer retreat. The focus of this work will be on the setting of board and district goals as well as ways to improve the quantity and quality of internal communications. Also addressed will be the process to upgrade the Board’s effectiveness as a governing body.