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Leadership matters: Superintendents' response to COVID-19

The following reports are intended to supplement Baker Tilly's analysis of the survey conducted with Minnesota school superintendents asking about lessons learned from managing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was open from April 30 through May 12, 2020, and was completed by 78 participants, representing a diverse variety of Minnesota school districts.

In the words of one superintendent in the trenches, “It is important for school district leaders to be a source of strength and hope during a crisis for faculty, staff, students and parents. Sharing this belief together, we can accomplish great things.”

Baker Tilly’s analysis

In the Summer 2020 issue of SchoolCEO magazine, Director Don Lifto, PhD, shares his team's professional analysis of Minnesota superintendents' leadership through the first months of the COVID-19 crisis.

View our analysis in SchoolCEO magazine

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Survey results

The survey results below include comments from participants.

View the survey results

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Open-ended responses

A summary of feedback from participants for each question where open-ended responses were collected is provided below.

View the open-ended responses

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For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly can help, contact our school districts specialist, Don Lifto.

Don E. Lifto
Director, Ph.D.
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