Staffing the Principalship: Finding, Coaching, and Mentoring School Leaders

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ASCD, 2004 - Počet stran: 172
"Help Wanted" signs are springing up outside our schools. The shortage of school administrators isn't coming, it's here. To thwart the shortage and keep schools on the cutting edge, we must exercise diligence in cultivating, training, and inspiring a new generation of school leaders-especially for the principalship. Staffing the Principalship offers a structured, adaptable approach to finding high-quality principals and administrators in the ranks of teacher leaders and aspiring applicants. The author shares her professional experiences to explain proven strategies that can increase your district's applicant pool and build a strong cadre of candidates ready and able to tackle the demands of the principalship. This book helps you determine how best to . identify and cultivate candidates for the principalship, . support principals in their first years on the job, . help experienced principals grow, . keep good leaders, and . train current and future leaders to delegate and redistribute responsibilities and tasks. Now is the time to invest in public education by making administrator support and development a top priority in your school district. Securing dynamic principals who can prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow is essential for the success of every school.
 

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Understanding What the Principal Shortage Means for Your District
1
Finding HighQuality Candidates
18
Getting Prospects Ready for the Principalship
33
Supporting a Principals First Years on the Job
53
Helping Principals Continue to Grow
71
Keeping Good Leaders
95
Planning for the Future
119
Suggested Activities for Developing Leaders
140
Planning Worksheet A Vision for School Improvement
156
District Planning Guide for Scaffolding Principals
157
References
158
Index
164
About the Author
171
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