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ERIC Number: EJ837926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Shared Leadership: Lessons Learned
Cangelosi, Bonnie J.
Principal, v88 n4 p18-21 Mar-Apr 2009
In 2000, the author took over the leadership of a large elementary school located in a small community in western Pinellas County, Florida. During her first year, the student population was around 950 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Today the school population is around 750 students, with 93 percent being white students who live in the surrounding community, and 6 percent black students and 1 percent Asian or Hispanic students bused from nearby communities. Currently, 42 percent of the students are from low-income families and 18 percent have disabilities. The staff includes 42 full-time instructional and 35 support positions. In this article, the author describes how an evolving leadership development model designed to create teacher leaders by increasing collaboration, reducing isolation, and creating willingness to change has changed the school's culture. Reflecting back over the years, the author shares some lessons that she has learned. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida