ERIC Number: EJ946602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Rookie Superintendents: Four Personal Reflections
Bittman, Daniel; Jefferson-Barnes, Yvonne D.; Shallow, James; Giaquinto, Annette C.
School Administrator, v68 n10 p13-19 Nov 2011
The first year of one's superintendency is a year like no other. Even those educators who've worked for years in the wings fulfilling high-level duties in the central office find one eye-opener after another when they alone are at the top of the organization's leadership ladder. At the start of the summer in 2010, The School Administrator invited four school leaders who were about to embark on their first superintendency to participate in a writing assignment. They agreed to keep notes or a personal journal of significant interactions and developments throughout the 2010-2011 school year. This article presents their accounts of how their rookie season transpired.
Descriptors: Administrators, Reflection, Transformative Learning, Superintendents, Phenomenology, Personal Narratives, School Administration, Administrative Change, Organizational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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