Leadership Teaming: The Superintendent-Principal Relationship (Hardback)
  • Leadership Teaming: The Superintendent-Principal Relationship (Hardback)

Leadership Teaming: The Superintendent-Principal Relationship (Hardback)

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Hardback 152 Pages / Published: 10/12/2008
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Every superintendent wants a high performing school district, but orchestrating this accomplishment can be daunting. Responding effectively to this type of challenge requires that superintendents build a partnership with their school principals. Principals, in turn, face the same challenges and most learn quickly that their effectiveness is tied directly to their relationship with their superintendent.

This insightful resource shows superintendents and principals how to develop the communication and strong collaboration that are essential for mutually supportive professional relationships. The authors detail how secure relationships combined with a team approach can significantly strengthen an administrator's leadership performance.

In Leadership Teaming: The Superintendent-Principal Relationship, superintendents and principals will find research-supported concepts, novel strategies, and vivid examples that point the way towards productive, successful, and enduring professional relationships.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412966306
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 482 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 15 mm

"This book has wonderful resources to help principals and superintendents build strong collaborative teams." -- Elaine McEwan, Educational Consultant
"This thoughtful book on how superintendents and principals can collaborate as effective teams to form professional learning communities is cutting edge." -- Margaret Grogan, Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership
"This book goes to the heart of the matter. It breaks new ground in its clarification of contemporary leadership literature and how both superintendents and principals can create a truly collaborative model in their schools." -- Joanne Rooney, Codirector
"As a former high school principal and school superintendent, I found myself wishing I had had access to a book like this when I began my administrative roles. The book provides ample resources based on contemporary research and literature and is filled with practical, field-based suggestions and activities that will assist school administrators in building cohesive, goal-oriented, successful teams." -- Marcus J. Haack, Clinical Associate Professor
"The authors have been in the trenches, yet their book represents a hopeful message that schools can be high-performance organizations as well as healthy and supportive places for adults and students." -- Susan Printy, Associate Professor of Educational Administration
"Relationships are key, and this book beautifully provides the necessary highs and lows of positions, how they relate, and the successes of a productive relationship." -- Teresa P. Cunningham, Principal
"While based on clearly described leadership theory, this book is filled with practical ways to improve teamwork in any school district." -- William Bushaw, Executive Director
"At last, a book that adds value by bringing principals and superintendents together in a new kind of partnership." -- Thomas J. Sergiovanni, Lillian Radford Professor of Educational Leadership

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