ERIC Number: ED489778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb-28
What Every Rookie Superintendent Should Know: Surviving Year One
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Often times, there is a lack of preparation provided for the new superintendent by universities and professional associations. Meanwhile, new school superintendents are so focused on campaigning that little time is spent on what it takes to succeed in the position. In this book the author lays the foundation with a systematic mindset, a strategic thinking approach, and skills sets, which not only helps the rookie survive, but decreases the learning curve time. This book features a conversational approach between the rookie superintendent and the sage mentor. It highlights real-life situations and offers survival strategies. The scene is of a fictional school and characters with many problems that are based on events that have occurred over time in school situations. The mentor provides a systems approach to establish some time-tested building blocks upon which the rookie can build a strong first year foundation. The mission is to improve learning for all students by pulling an organization out of chaos into a well functioning learning organization. At the end of the year the question is raised, "Did I survive?" And, "how do I know?" "Am I starting to build a legacy?"
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Superintendents, Mentors, Educational Change, Educational Administration, Administrator Effectiveness, Systems Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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