Getting to know a new public-school district and simultaneously organizing the team that will re-open schools and get k-12 students back to school safely during the national COVID-19 pandemic during is no easy feat. Dr. Sue DeNobile did it quickly and successfully combining her experience and peer support. In NJASA’s latest podcast, Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director, speaks with Dr. DeNobile, superintendent and chief education officer of the Rochelle Park School District in New Jersey, about the challenges of leading a district during a pandemic, and the unique hurdles faced by women leaders in education. Establishing and cultivating relationships is the silver lining during challenging times, noted Dr. DeNobile who credited the Bergen County Association of School Administrators, the Bergen County Office of Education and New Jersey Association of School Administrators for sharing information and resources. She also addressed the underrepresentation of women leaders in education and efforts to create change through mentoring. She provides an example of her role in the Bergen County Women’s Education Leadership Group, a group that she co-founded. Join us at njasa.net to continue the discussion.