A School District's Journey to Excellence: Lessons From Business and Education

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This resource examines how one of the nation′s largest districts improved performance outcomes and achieved significant gains by integrating strategies from educational and business arenas.

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William R. McNeal became executive director of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators in July 2006 after retiring from his position as superintendent of the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, North Carolina. In his current role, he leads the membership association that serves almost 7,000 public school administrators from all 115 school districts in North Carolina.

McNeal is a ‘home-grown’ superintendent who experienced the entire 30-year history of the consolidated Wake County Public School System, from the classroom to the boardroom. Aside from his current role and brief stints in the military and teaching in Connecticut, his entire professional career was devoted to Wake County students. In 1974, McNeal became a social studies teacher at Carroll Junior High in Wake County. He was promoted to assistant principal in 1976 and then served as principal at East Garner Middle and Martin Middle Schools. In 1985, he became an assistant superintendent for administration, then an associate superintendent for auxiliary services and, in 1992, the associate superintendent for instructional services―an eight-year role as the superintendent’s right-hand man responsible for students’ academic progress. During this time, he became a key player in the development of the district’s Goal 2003. In 2000, the Wake County Board of Education called upon McNeal to be superintendent and lead the school system he had served for so many years.

McNeal has received many awards and honors for his service to public schools, including being named the National Superintendent of the Year in 2004 by the American Association of School Administrators. In July 2005, he was appointed the superintendent advisor to the North Carolina State Board of Education, a post he held until June 2006. He is a member of a number of boards: WakeMed Foundation; Peace College; Golden Corral; Triangle New School; North Carolina Public School Forum; Education: Everybody’s Business Coalition; and Lightner Foundation.

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"Good commonsense ideas are embedded throughout. The more we document success, the greater the chance that others will replicate effective strategies." Author: Jill M. Gildea, Superintendent Published On: 2007-12-05

"A must-read book for every school administrator. It blends business principles with excellent leadership in one of America’s largest school districts to create a model for achieving excellence in school districts everywhere. This is a well-written, practical illustration of how a leader makes things happen." Author: Larry Price, Superintendent Published On: 2007-12-17

"McNeal and Oxholm offer a glimpse into the alignment required between district and community interests for public schools to regain the trust of the public and to emphasize academic gains as a unifying force for the future." Author: Tony Habit, President Published On: 2008-01-03

"Could easily serve as a handbook for successfully leading any school system, large or small, during this challenging era of high-stakes accountability. The real-world examples gave me numerous ideas and perspectives that I will act on immediately." Author: Shirley B. Prince, Superintendent Published On: 2008-01-03

“This book of lessons is an outstanding review of the key elements to earning and holding the public trust. McNeal and Oxholm come from very different backgrounds, but their shared values identify the disciplines that are critical to building a successful public school system in an environment of high attention and scrutiny." Author: Harvey Schmitt, President and CEO Published On: 2008-01-03

"Written from actual experience and provides specific responses to specific challenges. If a school system is interested in results rather than rhetoric, then it should follow the teachings in this book as the gospel." Author: Phillip J. Kirk, Jr., Chairman Emeritus

"A remarkable tool for educators and communities. We are fortunate that a very effective former superintendent and successful business person are willing to share their quest for ensuring that all students are well prepared for their futures.” Author: June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent Published On: 2008-01-08

"This book will broaden your view of school systems and show you how a bureaucratic organization can be operated in a flexible, sensitive, effective, and efficient manner. Regardless of your role, you will benefit from the insights of a great board of education member and a great superintendent." Author: Ann Denlinger, President Published On: 2008-02-06

“Bill McNeal and Tom Oxholm share their story of success in an urban school environment. It’s all here―courage, hard work, communication, patience, and persistence. The Wake County story commands the attention of all who truly value the public school as the essential bedrock of our democracy.” Author: William C. Friday, President Emeritus Published On: 2008-03-25

"McNeal’s experiences as a teacher, principal, and superintendent coupled with Oxholm’s perspectives as a businessman and school board member make this case study a must-read work." Author: Edwin Dunlap, Jr., Executive Director Published On: 2008-03-28

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