Dealing With the Death of a School or School Program

Debbie Sullivan with Holly Elissa Bruno

The least talked about stage of organizational development is the death of an organization. When a school or program must close, employees lose jobs, student lose their teachers, beloved traditions die and a dream is again deferred. Lost jobs can provoke community anger, denial, grief, and often finger pointing at the leader. How can a leaders step up with compassion and wisdom when a program is forced to close down?
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May 8, 2009
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Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan is the co-founder and President of The Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education (Praxis ECE). Praxis ECE is a non-profit organization that provides professional development and continuing education for those who work with young children, their families, and their communities. Dr. Sullivan has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology.
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