Moving Into the Superintendency

Author: Thomas A. Kersten
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1610484363
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"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"--Provided by publisher.

Personnel Priorities in Schools Today

Author: Thomas A. Kersten
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804431
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Although administrators have many responsibilities, none is more critical to their school, students, and personal success than hiring, supervising, and evaluating teachers. Excellent teachers make the difference in how well students achieve and this book offers the formula for hiring the best teachers available.

So You Want To Be A Superintendent

Author: William Hayes
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0585379173
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The perfect primer for anyone interested in becoming a superintendent. Veteran superintendent, William Hayes shares his insight and experience in areas ranging from relationships with the Boards of Education, faculty, staff, the administrative team, and the media to balancing the public and personal life of a chief school officer. He closely analyzes current issues in education such as integrating technology into the school system and the legal problems facing superintendents and school districts.

Stepping into Administration

Author: Thomas A. Kersten
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607095955
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is designed to provide beginning administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed during their first year, shortening the initial learning curve and helping them make smooth transitions from teaching to their first administrative positions.

Urban School Leadership

Author: Tom Payzant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470918371
Format: PDF, Docs
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This important book, written by educational expert and urban school leader, Tom Payzant, offers a realistic understanding of what urban school leadership looks like from the inside. Payzant shares his first-hand knowledge of the unique managerial, instructional, and political tasks of this role. Effectively combining practical lessons and research, Urban School Leadership includes in-depth analysis of various leadership concerns. The book covers topics such as improving student achievement, working with unions, building community, and maintaining and developing resources. Most importantly, it offers stories of real school leaders whose successes and missteps reveal the inherent "messiness" of this difficult job. Urban School Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series. "This important book provides compelling examples of how effective leaders can have hope, see progress, and achieve success for all children in the schools and districts they lead."—Richard Riley, former United States Secretary of Education "Tom Payzant is one of the few people who could provide such a comprehensive, useful book for educational leaders at all levels. This very practical book is grounded in the important experiences and impressive judgment of one of our nation's most successful school superintendents"—Jon Schnur, co-founder and CEO, New Leaders for New Schools "Tom Payzant is one of the finest urban educators of our generation. Urban School Leadership is compelling, crisp, and wise—providing a clear path for those dedicated to improving the trajectory of children's lives."—Timothy F.C. Knowles, executive director, Center for Urban School Improvement, University of Chicago "Urban School Leadership is a must read for anyone interested in the landscape of urban public education in America."—Beverly Hall, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

So Now You re the Superintendent

Author: John Eller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294208
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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.

Superintendent Performance Evaluation Current Practice and Directions for Improvement

Author: I. Carl Candoli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401153566
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Every school district needs a system of sound superintendent performance evaluation. School district superintendents are and must be accountable to their school boards, communities, faculties, and students for delivering effective educational leadership. To assure that they are evaluated fairly, competently, and functionally, superintendents need to help their school boards plan and implement evaluation systems that adhere to the evaluation standards. Superintendent Performance Evaluation outlines some of the problems and deficiencies in current evaluation practice and offers professionally-based leads for strengthening or replacing superintendent performance evaluation systems. This book focuses on the on-the-job performance of school district superintendents as they implement school board policy. The decision to focus on performance evaluation reflects the importance of this kind of evaluation in the move to raise educational standards and improve educational accountability. Boards and superintendents are advised to make superintendent performance evaluation an integral part of the district's larger system for evaluating district needs, plans, processes, and accomplishments.

The First Year Experiences of Successful Superintendents

Author: Kerry Roberts
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610487109
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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.

Effective Superintendent School Board Practices

Author: Rene S. Townsend
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360067
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Superintendents and board members are provided real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes, information on building relationships and managing conflict, and reflective practice questions and self-assessment.