There's a new superintendent in Charlotte, and improving communication is one of his top priorities as well. In fact, some of you may recall that Heath Morrison was one of three finalists for the Dallas job but opted for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools instead.
For the sake of CMS principals, I'm hoping Morrison is less heavy-handed in whatever communication strategy he comes up with. I'm thinking a lot of them would be insulted by being handed such phrases as "It depends," "That's true," and "Thank you for coming to the school." Yes, the Dallas district actually hired a consultant to come up with this stuff.
As a reporter with a sense of humor, though, I can only pray that Morrison lobs us a softball like this. How much fun do you think Haag and the Morning News' data guy had creating the button that lets readers generate their own catch phrases?
Just in case Morrison is trying to come up with a list, maybe we can help him out and save money on consultants. I'm sure "every child, every day, for a better tomorrow" and "passport to a better future" are already on his list. What else have you heard, from him or others in CMS? What would you add to a list of "power words"?