The Club welcomed Dr. Mary Jean Gallagher who spoke about her latest book, The Devil is in The Details: System Solutions for Equity, Excellence, and Student Well-being, co-authored with Michael Fullan.
Mary Jean Gallagher delved into her book: "The world has a lot of large problems we have to deal with. Particularly the environment. We have at best until the end of the century to change what’s wrong. There's an urgent need for change, and education has a major role of leading the change going forward".
The book shows how we can re-think the education system and its three levels of leadership—local, middle, and top—so that each level can contribute to dramatic transformation whether individually or collectively. The focus is on examining details to ensure correct actions are taken, rather than assuming large pronouncements will drive change.