Dick Sheehan became superintendent of Glendale Unified on July 1. With school beginning Monday, he shared his vision for the future, and how a cash-strapped district must still strive for student achievement.
MAX ZIMBERT: When you were a coach in Covina Valley Unified, you were the offensive play caller. How does that figure into your leadership style today?
DICK SHEEHAN: I would say it falls into being a head coach and realizing that although I ran the offense, you win with defense. Philosophically, I think coaching prepares you. Being the leader of a school or district requires strategy, thinking ahead, analyzing, a lot of the things that you do when you break down game film. You see where your weaknesses are and you work to improve your weaknesses.