ERIC Number: ED227564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Selection and Appointment of School Heads. A Manual of Suggestions to Boards of Trustees and Candidates. Third Edition.
Driscoll, Eileen R.
To assist in the selection of new private school heads, this manual provides advice to both boards of trustees and candidates. Advice directed to the board covers timing of the search and selection, announcement of the current head's resignation, search committee formation, the committee chairperson, staff assistance, search budget, job definitions and descriptions, sources of candidates, selection consultants, advertising, affirmative action, applicant screening, references, interviews (including with finalists), terms of appointment, final selection and job offer, and such final considerations as the search committee report and the transition to a new head. Advice to the candidate touches on preparation and training, use of networks, portfolio and resume, references, job openings, consultants, interviews, briefings on schools, preparations for moving, published information sources, the family's role, and terms of appointment. A short annotated bibliography precedes seven appendixes that provide samples of a resignation announcement, qualifications checklist, and school and job descriptions; suggestions for search committee interview procedures and for candidate job searching methods; and discussions of candidates' questions about a school and the decision to accept a headship. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Advisory Committees, Board of Education Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Governing Boards, Guidelines, Job Search Methods, Principals, Private Schools
Publications, National Association of Independent Schools, 18 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: Candidates; Search Committees