So Now You're the Superintendent!

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List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Practical strategies for meeting the challenges of your first year as a superintendent! This insightful guide for superintendents provides guidelines for making a positive difference while handling transitions, culture changes, financial issues, staff supervision, and team building. Using their combined experience as district administrators, the authors uncover the complexities of the job and offer candid discussions about how to: Establish yourself as the instructional leader Determine staff and community expectations for your performance Prepare for landmines that may be waiting around the corner Develop positive communications with all stakeholders and build key relationships to help the school district move forward

John Eller is an educator with varied experiences in working with adults over the years he has been in education.nbsp; He has worked with masters students in developing professional learning communities at both Southwest Iowa Principal's Academy, an assistant superintendent for curriculum, learning, and staff development, a principal in a variety of settings, and a secondary and elementary teacher.nbsp; He works with groups to help them unleash the potential that may be locked up inside their organizations.nbsp; In addition to the work he does in training and supporting facilitators, he also provides organizations assistance in the areas of dealing with difficult people; building professional learning communities; employee evaluation; conferencing skills, coaching skills; strategic planning strategies, school improvement planning and implementation; differentiated instruction; leadership for differentiation; employee recruitment, selection, and induction; supervisory skills; effective teaching strategies; and anbsp;variety of other topics pertinent to today's educators.nbsp; He currently lives in Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area with his family.nbsp; He has his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University-Chicago and his MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.nbsp; He has authored books on substitute teaching, support materials for school leaders, and has assisted in the design of the e-learning communities in the areas of data-driven instruction and differentiated instruction that are currently being implemented by Sagebrush Learning and Corwin Press.nbsp; He has experience in writing e-learning course material, and coaches site leaders in their implementation efforts.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
My Office Key Works, What's Next?
About This Chapter
The Superintendency: Understanding the Historical Context
Potential Pitfalls for New Superintendents
Challenges of Leading a School District
The Importance of Focusing on the "Big Picture"
Jockeying for Position
The Windowpane Model: A Tool for Analyzing and Understaning Constituent Perspectives
The Superintendent as Community Liaison
Develop a Key Communicators Listing
The Changing Role of the Superintendency
Navigating the Changing Landscape
Successful School Change
Hills to "Die On"
Successful Communicator
Summary
The Superintendent-School Board Relationship: A Cornerstone of Your Success
About This Chapter
Managing the Superintendent-Board Relationship
The Importance of Equal Treatment
The "Inner Circle"
Addressing Individual Board Member Requests
When Is Equal Treatment Unequal?
Superintendent-Board Chair/President Interaction
Establishing Superintendent-Board Chair/President Interaction Norms
Keeping the Chair/President Relationship Productive
The Basics of Board Communication
Successful Communication: Form and Frequency
Forms of Communication
A Special Note About E-Mail Communication
Frequency of Communication
Establishing Effective Superintendent-Board Chair/President Communication
Emergency Communication Standards
Maintenance of Your Communication Plan With the Board
Board Standards and Operating Protocols
Who Has Authority for What: The Board and Superintendent as a Team
Summary
Organizational Trust and Culture: What Every Superintendent Should Know
About This Chapter
Organizational Culture
Rapport, Trust, Climate, and Their Relation to Culture
The Importance of Trust
Building and Sustaining Organizational Trust
Organizational Culture: The Gatekeeper of Excellence
Properties of School Districts as Organizations
The Complexity of Organizations
Organizations Are Surprising
Organizations Are Deceptive
Organizations Are Like Organisms
Trust and Excellence in Employee Group/Union Relationships
Summary
School Finance 101: What Should the Superintendent Know?
About This Chapter
Staying Afloat: Four Key Financial Reports
Enrollment Reports
Monthly Enrollment Reports
Annual Enrollment Projections
Expenditure Reports
Key Components and Their Location in the Budget Report
Current Budget
Current Month's Expenditures
Previous Year's Budget Data
Amount of Money Left in the Current Budget
Revenue Reports
Staffing Plans/Position Control Systems
Long-Range Financial Projection: Your Own Crystal Ball
The Importance of Long-Range Projection
Understanding the School District's Financial Audit
Summary
How to Implement New Ideas in Your Initial Years as Superintendent
About This Chapter
The Change Process
The Honeymoon Period
Transitions and the Change Process
Levers of Change
Frames of Reference Related to the Change Process
Strategies to Consider When Dealing With Resistance
Facilitating/Guiding Groups Through Change
Putting It Behind Us
Learning Walk
Implementation Blocking
Summary
Supervising Principals and Directors: Strategies for Success
About This Chapter
Supervision of Executive-Level Administrators and Principals
Getting the Most From Your Staff Members
Supervision Strategies for Directors and Department/Divisional Administrators
Evaluating Department Heads, Assistant Superintendents, and Directors
Goal Setting
Summary
What About the Students? Instructional Leadership and Dealing With Federal Programs
About This Chapter
Instructional Leadership
No Child Left Behind Act
Special Education
Summary
Dealing With Difficult People and Situations
About This Chapter
What's Behind All of This Negative Behavior?
Frames of Reference
Negative Reinforcement
Understanding the Perspectives of Others
Types of Conflict
Substantive (Cognitive) Conflict
Affective (Personality-Based) Conflict
Skills for Dealing With Difficult People
Temporary Suspension of Opinion
Framing
Reflecting Skills
Implementation Blocking
Shifting Energy Focus
Design and Implement Positive Problem-Solving Processes
Mediating Conflict
Working Positively With the Press
Summary
Getting the Word Out: Effective Communication Strategies
About This Chapter
The Power of Effective Communication
Sticky Note Ripple Effects
Managing Information Flow in Your Office and in the District
Establishing a Board Communication Process
Superintendent to Board
Board to Community
Community to Board
Board to Superintendent
Handling Private and Public Data
Summary
It's July, Now What?
About This Chapter
The Importance of an Entry Plan: Successfully Navigating Your First Ninety Days on the Job
Opening Day With Staff
Selecting a Mentor
Key Components for Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationships
Sample Calendar of Monthly Events/Activities
Summary
Key Points From Each Chapter
References
Index

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