Author: John Marschhausen

Calvin Coolidge is credited with saying, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” As an educational leader I can promise one…

Read More Persistence & Determination

From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked the same questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the…

Read More Infrequently Answered Questions

As we start the new school year our passion for growth, our commitment to excellence, is on display. Too often we hear about new programs, compare ourselves to successful programs…

Read More Doing Business Better

  He was a master storyteller, and I was suddenly a superintendent turned student – captured by my vacationing 16-year-old while captivated by a video of Walt Disney giving insight…

Read More Our Carousel of Progress

The Hilliard City School District is a diverse learning community – we embrace our diversity and strive to create an accepting and welcoming culture. Our diversity includes cultural and racial…

Read More Embrace Diversity with Civility

We must recognize differences as we assess students – there is no single test to measure every student’s mastery. How we provide instruction, inspire creativity, embrace diversity and empower greatness…

Read More Dare to Dream of Change

“What are the real 3rd grade guarantee numbers?” “Why do the Ohio Department of Education and the district report different percentages? Are you trying to hide something?” These are all…

Read More Complexities of Measuring Effectiveness

Summer has a special place in our society. From Alice Cooper’s Schools out for Summer to The Summer of ’69 with Bryan Adams there is a certain magic about the warm,…

Read More Education is in Our DNA

The traditional African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” has been widely quoted when examining the partnerships required during the maturation of our youth. Our “village” has…

Read More It takes a village to raise a child

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. As Lady Liberty greeted thousands of dreamers to the new world, to freedom, and to the land…

Read More The Dream Makers Among Us

“Where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” Those are the closing words Garrison Keillor spoke each night on…

Read More All the Children are Above Average

As many of you know, I have an active Twitter feed @drjcm and the district maintains an active Twitter feed @HilliardSchools and a Hilliard City Schools Facebook page. Many of you, especially students, posed some interesting…

Read More Authentic Communications Using Social Media

He wasn’t known for playing an instrument. He didn’t go down in history as a great songwriter. But, part of the legacy Apple founder Steve Jobs left behind was music.…

Read More Bob Dylan, Meet Steve Jobs