As the superintendent of a small rural school district it is critically important to build rapport with all stakeholders. This requires that I be present and engaged in the activities in our communities. I hold two Community Forum meetings in each of our communities annually. I am a member of the Lion’s Club. I attend athletic competitions at all sites. Generally speaking I make myself available to the public pretty much on a 24/7 basis. Building relationships with people is critical to making sure that our students get the best possible education.