Paul Swanstrom has served in various roles in the field of education. As a member of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Board, Chairperson of the Illinois High School District Organization (IHSDO) and charter commissioner of the Illinois Charter School Commission he learned first hand about the diverse nature of public education. HIs experiences serving at all levels of local public school districts provides him with the awareness and sensitivity to the broad range of challenges facing public schools. Paul’s background in communication has provided him with a deep conviction of the importance of the awareness of the intent and impact of our personal and organizational communication. Paul received training in the Co-Active model of leadership coaching and utilizes that training as he provides leadership coaching to superintendents participating in the IASA’s School for Advanced Leadership (ISAL) as well as other district and building level administrators. Paul uses his skills and experience to assist districts in their search for executives to lead their districts forward in the service to their students and their communities, assist districts in their development of their strategic plan and to provide leadership coaching to district leaders.