Download and read online The Superintendent as CEO in PDF and EPUB The first of its kind, this unique text identifies the knowledge needed by current and aspiring school district CEOs to become high performers.
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Download and read online The Superintendent s Fieldbook in PDF and EPUB Guidance for ever-changing challenges, success through improved effectiveness Equip yourself to face the demands of a superintendent with this practical guide for new and veteran district leaders. Understanding leadership and budgets is only one piece of a pie that has grown to include privatization, performance-based teacher compensation, technology, and global comparisons like PISA. Based on research with 300 superintendents, this new edition is your touchstone for practical advice on how to: Survive on the job Bargain like a pro Work with your school board Tackle the achievement gap Explain to the public what's right with American schools
Download and read online Leading with Resolve and Mastery in PDF and EPUB This CHOICE award-winning author has teamed up with national school district experts to write a comprehensive book on the role of the superintendent as an instructional leader. Everything you need to know about superintendent core competencies, instructional leadership, policy and politics, professional development, accountability and evaluation, standards, building capacity, managing finances and resources, and creating an environment for professional growth are covered. The book starts with the role of the superintendent and then presents original research on superintendent core competencies, strategies for effective instructional leadership, benchmarking school district performance, and how get results. Benefits and Features of Book: A comprehensive book covering all aspects of the superintendent position. Chapter objectives are aligned with the new ELCC and ISLLC, for accreditation and learning. Original research on superintendent core competencies. Each chapter contains a comprehensive case study and exercises for practical application. Provides a blend of academic, theory and practical perspectives on how the job of the superintendent and how to get results. Several handy resources are included in the appendices.
Download and read online The First Year Experiences of Successful Superintendents in PDF and EPUB These qualitative case studies give the prospective superintendent a real-life look at life on the other side of the district CEO’s desk. Two dozen superintendents reflect upon their first challenges and growth opportunities that arose during that all-important first year. They tell it like it is, no sugar-coating. The experiences they listed, in each of the 13 chapters, are invaluable to new or beginning superintendents. This book is also helpful for the superintendent mentor as they assist new superintendents in being successful.
Download and read online Eight Keys to an Extraordinary Board Superintendent Partnership in PDF and EPUB This book draws on author Doug Eadie's work with hundreds of boards to provide detailed, hands-on guidance for building and managing a board-superintendent partnership that is close, positive, productive, and enduring. Eadie describes how the superintendent can wear the "chief partnership officer" hat while leading and managing a board-superintendent partnership program. Special attention is paid to such critical partnership building tools such as: · Empowering the board · Building board member ownership of their governing work · Making governing work easier and more fun · Involving senior administrators in providing executive support to the board For superintendents, school board members, and school system senior administrators.
Download and read online Sacred Elephants in PDF and EPUB Sacred Elephants: The Catastrophic Crisis in Education Impacting the Decline of America is urgent in its message and reflective of our times. Education is the key to our economic health as a nation, as well as the preservation of our freedom. It is just that simple. Thomas Jefferson told us that an educated citizenry is the best hedge against tyranny. Given our downward slide in academic achievement on the world stage it is past time to heed his warning. The authors of Sacred Elephants present their compelling case in two parts, calling for a decisive response from the citizens of America for real systemic change in our education system. They first discuss the ten critical areas that must be addressed without delay if we are to return to a viable public education system. In part two they present a working school design that will create and sustain academic success for students. The hour is late and the stakes could not be higher.
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Download and read online Governing at the Top in PDF and EPUB Doug Eadie’s Governing at the Top: Building a Board-Superintendent Strategic Governing Team is both a powerful addition to the K-12 governance literature and a practical guidebook for school board members, superintendents, and senior administrators. Opening with a crystal-clear, eminently practical definition of the work of governing that goes well-beyond the outdated notion of “policy making,” this exciting new book then takes a close look at the key elements involved in building the kind of rock-solid board-superintendent governing partnership that these changing, challenging times demand. After describing the critical role of a “board-savvy” superintendent in the governing partnership, Doug examines in detail how board-superintendent teams can go about developing the board’s governing “architecture” (the board’s governing role, its members, and its committee structure), mapping out processes for active board member engagement in governing work, and keeping the board-superintendent working relationship healthy.
Download and read online Saskatchewan Politicians in PDF and EPUB The more than 275 biographies of Saskatchewan politicians from the past 100 years that are included in this volume represent but a fraction of those who have been elected to public office in the province. These are only the longer-serving, the most distinguished, the most famous...the most infamous. Together, their individual stories tell our collective political story in Saskatchewan, the birthplace of Medicare and socialism in North America.
Download and read online So Now You re the Superintendent in PDF and EPUB Addressing common issues such as transitions, culture changes, finances, staff supervision, and team building, this guide offers strategies for the crucial first years of the superintendency.
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Download and read online Superintendent s guide to creating community in PDF and EPUB A successful superintendent must balance the desires of the community, the school board, administrators, school faculty and staff--all while doing what is best for the students. This book, a study based upon the careers of two popular and effective superintendents, explores these intricately related roles, ones which must be played to perfection.
Download and read online The Superintendent s First Day in the Office in PDF and EPUB You Finally Have the Job Now What? From that first early morning media call to working with subordinates, The Superintendent's First Day In the Office is brimming with information for new superintendents. Berger has picked the brains of two dozen veterans about tough subjects like what to tell the news media, community building, transition, entry plans, hiring decisions, and board relations. The collective wisdom, practical advice, and good humor reflected in their accounts will help new superintendents succeed, avoid surprises, and stay focused on the real issues of community building and educating children."