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Successful school board leadership : lessons from superintendents

Author: Gary Ivory; Michele Acker-Hocevar
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book will help school board members better understand their roles based on insights from experienced superintendents.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Ivory; Michele Acker-Hocevar
ISBN: 9781578866304 1578866308 9781578866311 1578866316
OCLC Number: 87758627
Description: xiv, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Challenge: leading in an era of change / Kathryn Whitaker and Sheldon T. Watson --
Success strategy: sell the vision / Edith A. Rusch --
Success strategy: prioritize and decide / Judith A. Aiken --
Challenge: fostering student achievement / Robin Dexter and William Ruff --
Success strategy: base decisions on data / William Ruff and Robin Dexter --
Success strategy: recruit, keep, develop, and rely on good staff / Faye E. Patterson --
Success strategy: learning about education and your role / Ramón Domínguez --
Challenge: shortages of resources / Rhonda McClellan, Adrienne Hyle, and L. Nan Restine --
Challenge: mandates and micropolitics / Cynthia I. Gerstl-Pepin --
Challenge: understanding your superintendent's perspective / L. Nan Restine, Adrienne Hyle, and Rhonda McClellan --
Challenge: needing to be reelected / Thomas L. Alsbury --
Success strategy: obtain meaningful community input / Eduardo Arellano --
Success strategy: maintain good relationships / Mary E. Devin, Teresa Northern Miller, and Trudy A. Salsberry --
References --
Index --
About the contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Ivory, Michele Acker-Hocevar.
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