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Success In The Superintendency

Author : Kay T. Worner
ISBN : 9781607090335
Genre : Education
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Success in the Superintendency will help new and aspiring superintendents gain meaningful, practical information from award winning, experienced superintendents. The book's ten chapters cover topics identifiable to every superintendent_no matter how many years experience he or she has on the job. The author and editor of the book, Kay T. Worner, weaves information, advice, and research into each chapter making the book a valuable tool for all administrators. The tips, and scenarios for each chapter are inspired by thirty-six Superintendents of the Year representing various states and over twenty years of awards. Because of the wealth of information and advice, the book is ideal for graduate school students, beginning superintendents, and superintendents who seek some advice from those who are recognized by their peers as excellent leaders. The book is organized so that it is easily read chapter by chapter, or the reader can quickly search a topic of interest. Success in the Superintendency is a must have for every superintendent's professional library.

Moving Into The Superintendency

Author : Thomas Kersten
ISBN : 9781610484374
Genre : Education
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Too often, new superintendents—even if they have succeeded in other administrative positions—can undermine their successes by making critical novice mistakes, such as failing to recognize political stumbling blocks or unintentionally inviting school board member micromanagement. Moving into the Superintendency: How to Succeed in Making the Transition provides novice superintendents with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their new roles. Thomas Kersten, a highly experienced school administrator with eleven years of superintendent experience, shares the most practical and useful strategies that will help new superintendents optimize their early successes. Guiding beginning superintendents throughout their telling first year, Kersten’s professional advice will shorten the office’s initial learning curve, guarantee a smooth transition into this role, and set a foundation of professional skills upon which superintendents will build their careers.

Jspr Vol 31 N1

Author : Journal of School Public Relations
ISBN : 9781475824162
Genre : Reference
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The Journal of School Public Relations is a quarterly publication providing research, analysis, case studies and descriptions of best practices in six critical areas of school administration: public relations, school and community relations, community education, communication, conflict management/resolution, and human resources management. Practitioners, policymakers, consultants and professors rely on the Journal for cutting-edge ideas and current knowledge. Articles are a blend of research and practice addressing contemporary issues ranging from passing bond referenda to building support for school programs to integrating modern information.

101 Tips For School District Leadership

Author : J. D. Jones
ISBN : 9780595312061
Genre : Education
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101 Tips for School District Leadership contains essential tips to enhance success of school district leadership. The writing respects the busy schedule of a superintendent and the need for material that can be read and put in use quickly. A superintendent could start applying the advice given almost immediately without having to finish the book first. The 101 tips is a direct and practical approach in covering positive techniques for success. Most central office leaders had to learn on the job or borrow from books written for the business/management sector. These 101 tips are too important to be left to chance learning. All the essentials of the superintendence are covered in this book. "Jerry Jones has successfully drawn upon both his experiences as a school administrator and his knowledge of educational leadership theory to create a book that is equally interesting and practical." -Dr. Martha Dean, Executive Director, WVASA "The Essential Guidebook is an excellent resource for the school district administrator. The 101 "Tips" are a common sense approach to daily issues. Dr. Jones has provided an easy to read prescription to successful educational leadership." -Manny Arvon, Superintendent, Berkeley County Schools, WV

Key Knowledge For Success

Author : Barbara D. Culp
ISBN : 9781475835861
Genre : Education
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Key Knowledge for Success provides effective and efficient solutions for district leaders and their careers. Superintendents must manage a district’s day-to-day activities while moving the community into the future. They juggle administrative tasks, balance budgets, liaise with influencers, and keep the schools focused on academic excellence. Key Knowledge for Success is packed with the advice, tips and tools these leaders need right now. Three sections cover the critical elements of their role. “Superintendents in the District” strengthens individual elements and creates district cohesion. “Superintendents as Professionals” helps the chief executive officer lead with courage and strength while enhancing career success. In “Superintendents as Leaders,” discussions of political and diplomatic elements ensures that leaders can influence their districts in positive and proactive ways. Written by Dr. Barbara Culp, an educational professional with over forty years of real-world experience and specialized superintendent training, Key Knowledge for Success provides the best tools, tips and inspiration. For those who aspire to lead a district and those who currently serve as district superintendents, the simple and effective knowledge in this book will supercharge every district’s success.

Working Toward Success

Author : Amy E. Van Deuren
ISBN : 9781475815542
Genre : Education
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The importance of positive board/superintendent relationships cannot be understated. The need to balance competing political pressures to create the best possible learning opportunities for students is ever present. Most importantly, board/superintendent relationships should be cultivated with openness and transparency among each other and the public. This book is a resource for both board members and superintendents, and explores issues related to the board/superintendent relationship and superintendent hiring practices. The book includes contributions from experienced and new superintendents and board members on a wide range of topics that boards and superintendents must navigate together successfully in order to move districts in a positive direction for students, staff, parents, and communities. This book is unique in that the intended audience is both boards and superintendents. It is not a resource wherein “experts” tell board members how they should conduct board business, nor a resource that informs superintendents how to “manage” school boards. Instead, the book promotes and encourages a productive working relationship and partnership that moves school districts forward in a positive manner.

Behind The Curtain

Author : Anthony P. Barber
ISBN : 9781475812671
Genre : Education
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Superintendents hold a significant position in school systems. In serving the school board, community, staff and students simultaneously, a superintendent’s role is dynamic and multifaceted. In realizing that the stability of a school system is set by the guidance of the superintendent, the need to attract quality personnel is apparent. However, did you know that the average tenure of a superintendent is less than five years (AASA)? With such fluctuation, school districts are consistently facing change. And although change can be righteous in some instances, variations in leadership can cause distress and anxiety for those who look to deliver upon a stable mission and vision. Behind the Curtain: Tackling the Myths and Mistakes of School Management is a down-to-earth, practical guide for educators to assist them with the pitfalls that can be associated with upper management. The Hidden Superintendent explores complex issues of power, control and motivation to expose their direct and indirect influence upon us. The hope is superintendents and central office will be able to utilize this text as a learning experience when facing both the common and complex issues. Some additional key features of this book include: Discover Thinking Patterns. This text looks to discover thinking patterns that underlay the work and then provide a clear, practical approach for not only the issue at hand, but the great thinker behind the issue. In addition, the text also lends itself to college classrooms, as it has the case studies and situations to spark critical conversation. Practical. Behind is a practical approach to leadership theory. Each chapter has a “Practical Advice” section which provides solid guidance for future use. Research-Based. The roots of the text are cemented in the works of Fienberg and Soltis (Schools and Society), Edward Hall’s Levels of Culture, Clabaugh and Rozycki’s educational foundations, Hertzberg’s motivation theory and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Interactive. Behind has case studies for each chapter, which are meant to kindle conversation surrounding the topic. Furthermore, the sections “Try It” and “Don’t Try It” give further testimony to the practical application of the information Can be utilized for college classes. The text also lends itself to college classrooms, as it has the case studies and situations to spark critical conversation

Succeeding As A Female Superintendent

Author : Suzanne Lyness Gilmour
ISBN : 9781578869251
Genre : Education
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Succeeding as a Female Superintendent provides a comprehensive look at the journey that several women superintendents of schools took in their pursuit of the top school leadership position. Real life stories relate what these women encountered and how they dealt with a wide variety of issues. Gilmour and Kinsella share insights from interviews with a number of female superintendents. Furthermore, readers will encounter a section of the book that asks them pertinent questions, urging them to reflect and write, regarding their readiness for the superintendency themselves.

What Successful Principals Do

Author : Franzy Fleck
ISBN : 9781317206200
Genre : Education
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Here are practical insights from an experienced principal about how to run a successful school. Organized into three sections (Beginning the School Year, During the School Year, and Ending the School Year) these tips are powerful and attainable. Each one is introduced by an inspiring quote, followed by practical advice on how to implement the strategy. The 169 tips include: Encourage Staff to Set Improvement Goals, Take Staff on Neighborhood Visits, Call Parents with Good News Early, Learn What Parents and Students Want, Give Messages That Students Are Safe, Stress Procedures Early, Be Visible.

Tips From The Top

Author : Bradley N. Gallagher
ISBN : 9781412001519
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At age ten, Bradley Gallagher began writing letters to famous Americans asking them what they believe are the keys to success in life. As the project grew from a few interesting letters to more than 300 responses, each containing tips for success for young people from the perspectives of leaders in politics, law, business, journalism, education, entertainment, and athletics, Bradley made the decision to share these letters with other young people in Tips from the Top: Advice for a Young Person from 125 of America's Most Successful People. He sought each respondent's permission to include his or her letter in this book, with all profits from publication to be used to fund college scholarships for the children of fire fighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency personnel. Tips from the Top also contains each respondent's biography. The collective scope of these biographies demonstrates that success can be achieved regardless of one's beginning in life. The recommendations contained in these letters could be invaluable for a young person as he contemplates his future path in life.

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