FORMER ADMINISTRATOR / EDUCATOR / SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND REFORM / OBSERVER OF THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
About Steve Wyckoff
Steve Wyckoff’s passion is studying the external environments that are having such a dramatic impact on the American educational system. The advances in technology coupled with the maturity of the internet have created conditions that our educational system was never designed to cope with. The American educational system has been fundamentally the same for over a hundred years. Steve challenges the assumptions upon which our current system is based, and gives possible options to reinvent the educational system.
Steve has been in public education since 1972. He has taught at the middle and high school levels, and served as a building level administrator for over a decade. He has worked in school improvement and school reform since 1992. In addition he has taught at the university level in educational administration and lead superintendents in their study of the future.
Steve has been at ESSDACK since 1991. Beginning as the School Improvement Specialist Steve worked with ESSDACK schools as they began the accreditation process through QPA. Today Steve’s duties center around Schools Of The Future working with ESSDACK staff, educators, board members, and other policy makers on the transition of schools in the information age.
Steve officially retired September 1, 2005 but is still employed at ESSDACK on a part time basis. He serves as a observer/liaison between ESSDACK and KSDE helping coordinate activities and interactions between the two agencies.
To read Steve’s thinking about various educational issues, or to hear conversations he’s had with unique individuals on educational topics, click the link below to go to his blog. Listen to Steve’s Podcast and read blog posts at What’s Become Clear.