There are gorillas in the mist, and there are experts in your midst.
Has anyone taken a close look at the talent WITHIN your district? So much is made of "outside" experts being brought in, and yet there are some damn creative leaders doing some outstanding work right under the noses of those who should notice.
One of the best mini-inservices we had in this district was led by one of the high school principals. Dr. Jim Vaszauskas received a standing ovation. He was good! Now he's gone - hired away by another district.
Hmmmmmmmmm, Our loss...their gain...
Something tells me we have lots of gorillas in our midst - excellent leaders who should be allowed to conduct in-house inservices. I'm curious, does it happen much in your district?