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A Facilitated Simulation Webinar: Girl's Basketball Coach

Hosted by: Dr. David De Jong, Division Chair of Educational leadership at the University of South Dakota

Join us on Tuesday, November 16th at 2:30 PM EST | 11:30 AM PST

Simulation Overview

A parent at the high school where you are the school leader goes to a school board meeting to complain about the way the girls’ basketball coach is treating the players on the team. You must decide how you address the parent’s concern and the alleged behavior of the winningest coach in school history.

Trade-offs to consider:

  • Addressing a parent’s concern and risk losing the winningest coach in school history.
  • Admitting that you dropped the ball early on with the parent, and losing credibility with your superintendent.
  • Keeping confidentialities, while giving the impression that you are hiding or ignoring a problem.
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Dr. David De Jong is the Division Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota. He also has a multitude of awards and experience, including:

  • President, International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL).
  • Former teacher, principal, superintendent, graduate student, adjunct professor, fundraiser, and volunteer.
  • Selected for the 2019 University of South Dakota School of Education Excellence in Research Award.
  • USD School of Education Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching.