Launching Your First Principalship A Guide for Beginning Principals

ISBN-10: 0761946233

ISBN-13: 9780761946236

Edition: 2004

Authors: Barbara L. Brock, Marilyn L. Grady

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Examining the critical first days and weeks of the school year, this text is directed to the new and aspiring head teacher. It addresses key issues of succession, socialization and leadership.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She is the editor of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. Her editorial board service has included Educational Administration Quarterly, International Studies in Educational Administration, International Journal of Learning, Rural Educator, Journal of At-Risk Issues, Journal of School Leadership, Advancing Women in Leadership On-Line Journal, Journal for Rural School and Community Renewal, International Journal of Learning, and Journal for a Just and Caring Education. She is the recipient of the Stanley Brzezinski Research Award, NCPEA's Living Legend Award, the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, UNL's Distinguished Teaching Award, and UNL's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women.Grady coordinates an annual conference on women in educational leadership that attracts national attendance and is in its 24th year. She has been an administrator in K-12 schools as well as at the college and university levels. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her doctorate in educational administration with a specialty in leadership from The Ohio State University.

About the Authors
You've Got the Job
Embrace the Role
What Kind of Leader Will You Be?
Expect Personal Change
Expect Relationships to Change
Hang On!
The Principal's Key
Get Acquainted: The People, the Place, the Culture
The People
Get Acquainted
The Principal's Key
Beginning and Ending Your School Year
Beginning the School Year
The End of the Year
The Principal's Key
Learn to Communicate
Understand the Communication System
Know Your Audience
Organize Yourself
Make Personal Communication a Priority
Communicate With Constituents: The Superintendent and Staff
Communicate With School Personnel
Communicate With Students
Communication With Parents
The Principal's Key
Maximize Staff Potential
Communicate Expectations
Encourage and Facilitate Professional Development
Sustain Staff Morale
Supervision and Evaluation
The Principal's Key
Use Time Effectively
Organize the Office
The Principal's Key
Solve Problems, Dilemmas and Grievances
Take Time to Think
A Conflict Resolution Model
The Principal's Key
Make Effective Changes
The Challenges
The Principal's Key
Take Care of Yourself
Learn to Manage Stress
What Triggers Stress?
Select Appropriate Responses
Restructure Your Thinking
Take Care of Your Health
Find a Balance
Continue Learning
The Principal's Key
School and Self- Assessment Tools
Your Educational Philosophy
The Job Selection Process: Examining Potential Matches
The Interview Process: Tips to Guide You
Annotated Bibliography for Beginning Principals
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