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Philip Lanoue’s No-Nonsense Expectations


Clarke County Superintendent Philip Lanoue, voted national superintendent of the year back in February, believes in his students whole-heartedly. He fosters an environment based on a no-nonsense approach to equality among all students and high expectations of teachers. The main requirement: “Do not underestimate our students,” he says.

Lanoue isn’t so much interested in supplementary learning options, such as after-school or summer-school programs. He’s about getting it right the first time—in class. He’s got a lot to say about discipline, too. It’s one of his least favorite words. And he offers educators multiple challenges, asking: What do you do when kids aren’t learning?

Tune in to hear more about his committed approach to student success, which has led to many other career accolades outside of this year’s national honor.

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