Effective Superintendent School Board Practices

Author: Rene S. Townsend
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360067
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237131
Format: PDF, Docs
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Build a successful board by knowing where the land mines are Veteran school board member, Richard E. Mayer, takes a humorous approach to the serious relationship between school administrators and board members. While the overwhelming majority of school board members have good motives, even people who mean well can make bad moves. This book shows how to prevent good intentions from creating bad outcomes. Each chapter presents a negative behavior scenario and analysis, offers alternatives, and provides win-win solutions. Key features include: 28 brief case studies Lessons learned for board members Lessons learned for administrators

Building Relationships Yielding Results

Author: Julie L. Hackett
Publisher: Harvard Educational Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781612508078
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Building Relationships, Yielding Results, the seasoned superintendent of an urban school district provides a clear road map for effective collaboration with school boards and the type of relationship-building required to achieve long-term, sustainable reforms. Instead of keeping school board members at arm's length or inundating them with information, Julie L. Hackett demonstrates how to tailor traditional superintendent activities to include board members and increase understanding and trust. In this book, the author: Describes how district leaders can adapt existing practices, like entry and strategic planning, to create and develop productive relationships and an inclusive district culture Provides strategies that superintendents need to practice consistently in order to implement successful twenty-first-century school reforms Includes recommendations for developing and utilizing norms and beliefs protocols, strategic priority lists, and plans for monitoring progress with a school board In the face of rising expectations, competing goals, accountability pressures, and limited resources, today's superintendents require skills and vision to accomplish their goals and meet the needs of a range of constituencies. Filled with real-world examples and lively anecdotes, Building Relationships, Yielding Results provides current and aspiring superintendents with an abundance of ideas that can be customized to local circumstances.

So Now You re the Superintendent

Author: John Eller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294208
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Achieving Success for New and Aspiring Superintendents

Author: Mary Frances Callan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412988969
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive how-to guide for aspiring and new superintendents provides examples and covers the full range of topics from preparation through strategic planning.

Preparing for and Passing the School Superintendent Test of Texas 2nd Edition

Author: Pauline M. Sampson
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605952168
Format: PDF
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Text designed for educators training for the Texas school superintendencyExplains the standards students need to know and connects them to typical test questionsPractice questions and test-taking strategies included Written by a well-known professor who has offered academic courses on the Texas superintendency test, this is a revision of a popular handbook designed to assist professionals in preparing for the state of Texas' school superintendency exam. The book lists current standards examinees are required to know, explains what the standards mean and locates them in terms of practice questions and answers. Designed for superintendent courses and self-study, the new edition includes updated standards and longer and improved question sets.

A School Board Guide to Leading Successful Schools

Author: Stephanie Hirsh
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452290423
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This invaluable guide addresses the 12 challenges experienced by nearly every school board, and shows how professional learning for school boards and educators can support success.

The Superintendent s Planner

Author: Gloria L. Johnston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280452
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This reflective calendar and planning journal helps new and veteran superintendents address day-to-day concerns while keeping student achievement in perspective throughout the year.

The School Board Fieldbook

Author: Mark Van Clay
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676590X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take a reader-friendly tour through the responsibilities and challenges of being a school board member. Written by experienced, award-winning administrators, The School Board Fieldbook gives practical guidance on how to best work with school administrators and staff to create and fulfill a shared vision of school system excellence. This clear, concise book helps new board members understand the difference between their expectations and actual duties.

The Hero Maker

Author: Ryan Donlan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317335562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn how to turn your school board members into heroes by helping them make smart, worthwhile decisions that they will deserve to brag about. In this much-needed book, Ryan Donlan and Todd Whitaker offer practical strategies to help superintendents develop better working relationships with their boards. You’ll discover how to: reconnect board members to the real purpose of education, despite their agendas work with your board more effectively during meetings and at times in between guide board members into more productive roles when they overreach beyond policymaking connect and communicate with board members regardless of personality encourage board members to play to their strengths start each school year undefeated and know when it is time to move on. Each chapter contains hero-making tips to help you get started. The book also includes a special feature on board personalities and the Process Communication Model® (PCM), a method that will make it easier to avoid miscommunication with board members. With this practical book, you'll be able to overcome the challenges of the superintendent–board relationship so that your board can make better decisions for those who matter most—the students.