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ERIC Number: ED495318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-14
Pages: 152
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4040-5
Effective Superintendent-School Board Practices: Strategies for Developing and Maintaining Good Relationships with Your Board
Townsend, Rene S.; Johnston, Gloria L.; Gross, Gwen E.; Lynch, Peggy; Garcy, Lorraine M.; Roberts, Benita B.; Novotney, Patricia B.
Corwin Press
Foster a strong superintendent-school board relationship centered on quality teaching and learning! This book helps current and future superintendents and school board members develop an effective governance team that prioritizes quality teaching and learning. Designed for practicing and aspiring superintendents and school board members, this exceptional book relates the everyday experiences and challenges faced by this important district team. Combining 84 years of service as superintendents in urban, rural, and suburban school districts, the authors offer: (1) Real-life vignettes that highlight problems, successes, key points, and useful practices; (2) Indispensable information on building relationships, creating a team, managing conflict, and staying focused on the mission and priorities of the district; and (3) Reflective practice questions and self-assessments throughout. This rich resource offers knowledge, skills, and strategies to teach and inspire current and future leaders, based on the experiences of practitioners who have learned what works and what doesn't, leaving valuable time to focus on student achievement. Following an introduction, this book is divided into five parts: (1) Building Relationships; (2) Creating a Team; (3) Staying Focused; (4) Managing Conflict; and (5) Moving On and Succession Planning. The following resources are also included: (1) Board-Superintendent Protocols for Effective Governance; (2) Planned Priorities; (3) Civility Policy; (4) Mission Statement and District Goals; (5) Strategic Plan; (6) Superintendent's Evaluation Process; (7) School District Budget Development Calendar; (8) Budget Guidelines for Boards and Staff; and (9)School District Responsibility Chart. A list of references and an index conclude the book.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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