Dr. Jeannine Tate is principal of Clermont Elementary School in Alexandria , Virginia . nbsp; During her 25 years in public schools, she has served as an elementary school teacher, a middle school teacher, an elementary school counselor, a middle school counselor, an elementary assistant principal, an elementary school principal, and in various central office positions. nbsp; She is active in the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the International Listening Association and Phi Delta Kappa. She has presented papers internationally and conducts inservice presentations to local, state, and national audiences. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; This is Dr. Tates first book with Corwin Press. nbsp; She received her Ph.D in Education Leadership from George Mason University . nbsp; Her area of research was in leadership and communication, and her dissertation was on school leaders and the value of listening. nbsp; She holds a bachelors degree in elementary education from Oklahoma State University and a masters degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Oklahoma . nbsp; Her public school endorsements include elementary and middle school teaching; elementary, middle, and secondary school counseling; and elementary and middle school administration.
Roland S. Barth Roland S. Barth is one of the country's most renowned educators and the author of the best-selling Jossey-Bass book "Improving Schools from Within" (over 100,000 copies sold). He has been a public school teacher and principal, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a member of the faculty of Harvard University where he founded the Harvard Principals' Center and the International Network of Principals' Centers.