The Challenge: 100 Interviews in 100 Days
Empathy Interviews with the Superintendent
EMPATHY: the ability to share someone else's feelings or experience by
imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation
Purpose: We can’t truly personalize education, unless we can first empathize with all the stakeholders impacting a child’s learning experience. Through this interview process I will simply be a listener trying to truly understand the beliefs, perceptions and aspirations through the eyes of the interviewee. By doing so, I hope to use this information to strengthen the stakeholder connections to the district, and strategically plan to improve our culture, climate and performance.
Method: Conduct at least 100 empathy interviews in 100 days with a wide-range of constituents from each stakeholder group. These will include: Students across grades 1-12, Parents of students, Community Members who don’t currently have students in the district, Faculty, and Staff. Each stakeholder group will be asked questions from all of the categories listed below, but the specific questions within the categories will vary for each group to better align with their roles. Efforts will be made to accommodate the different schedules of stakeholder groups, as well as to find mutually convenient locations for the interview.
Opportunities Outside Academics
Biggest Opportunity for Improvement
Interviewees Connection to the District/School
What the Superintendent Really Needs to Know
Timeline: October 22nd to April 5th
We are looking for about 40 Community Volunteers (both with and without students in school). If you are interested in making yourself available to be one of the 100 people interviewed, please contact:
Nadine Mitchell 315-926-2300
Thank you, in advance, for your assistance with this challenge.