Written by leadership expert Elaine L. Wilmore, this ideal resource helps aspiring and practicing superintendents attain proficiency in the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards.
Built around Texas and ELCC standards, this proven resource offers test-taking strategies, data analysis, problem solving, and more, to boost confidence and ensure success on the TExES exam.
Your guide to acing the TExEs exam This best-selling handbook is the definitive resource for prospective principals who want to boost student performance and demonstrate outstanding school leadership. Thoroughly updated to address the completely revamped TExES exam, this new edition details: The domains and competencies of successful school leadership The leadership philosophy on which TexES is constructed A sample test and important areas to focus on What to do in the weeks, days, and even the night before the test An extensive list of additional resources to supplement each domain
Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
The first to make the connection between the new standards and the principal's leadership role in creating and sustaining a school's culture and values, this simple, consistent format includes a standard, followed by the philosophical framework and case studies.
Leading with Resolve and Mastery
Author: Robert K. Wilhite, Jeffrey Brierton, Craig A. Schilling, Daniel R. Tomal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This CHOICE award-winning author has teamed up with national school district experts to write a comprehensive book on the role of the superintendent as an instructional leader. Everything you need to know about superintendent core competencies, instructional leadership, policy and politics, professional development, accountability and evaluation, standards, building capacity, managing finances and resources, and creating an environment for professional growth are covered. The book starts with the role of the superintendent and then presents original research on superintendent core competencies, strategies for effective instructional leadership, benchmarking school district performance, and how get results. Benefits and Features of Book: A comprehensive book covering all aspects of the superintendent position. Chapter objectives are aligned with the new ELCC and ISLLC, for accreditation and learning. Original research on superintendent core competencies. Each chapter contains a comprehensive case study and exercises for practical application. Provides a blend of academic, theory and practical perspectives on how the job of the superintendent and how to get results. Several handy resources are included in the appendices.
This study documents actions of Wallace Foundation grantees to create more-cohesive policies and initiatives to improve instructional leadership in schools; describes how states and districts have worked together to forge such policies and initiatives; and examines the hypothesis that cohesive systems improve school leadership. Such efforts appear to be a promising approach to developing school principals engaged in improving instruction.
The Superintendent as CEO
Author: John R. Hoyle, Lars G. Bjork, Virginia Collier, Thomas Glass
Publisher: Corwin Press
The first of its kind, this unique text identifies the knowledge needed by current and aspiring school district CEOs to become high performers.
The ultimate practice book—your secret weapon for the toughest test in Texas! This carefully curated collection of TExES practice tests, each field-tested for accuracy, is designed to show you where you need to improve—and how to do it to pass the TExES exam. Start by thinking like a test developer, learning the exam’s framework inside and out. Then move on to seven practice tests with answers, plus Rationales explaining why correct answers are correct Tables and figures geared for visual and kinesthetic learners “Important Points to Remember” at the end of each test Test-taking strategies Guidance for creating a personal success plan Important notice: A few answers have been corrected and the errata sheet can be found at Elaine's website: http://www.elainewilmore.com/.
Managing marginal school employees
Author: Lynette Fields, Robert Egley, Brianne Lynne Reck
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Here is a collection of case studies that provide a variety of situations in managing or working with marginal employees in a school system. Managing Marginal School Employees will serve as a primary or companion text for administrator candidates or current administrators that include dilemmas for the student to think about, discuss, and solve. The authors have correlated the topics within this book to the national standards in educational leadership and provide a realistic sampling of the various problems that administrators encounter each day. Included are the problem, case questions, suggested activities, and, following each case, is a set of reflective questions for each chapter. Managing Marginal School Employees is most suitable for graduate courses in the field of educational leadership.
Skills for Successful 21st Century School Leaders provides a complete overview of the knowledge base and skills for successful school leaders. The publication is based on the standards developed by AASA, ISLLC, NPBEA, NCATE, and state education agencies.
Featuring real-world examples, this revised bestseller shows you how to improve educational leadership and organizational performance through a multidimensional leadership assessment system.
This text is designed to assist educational leaders in the ethical decision-making process. Theoretically, it is based on Gross’s Turbulence Theory and Shapiro and Stefkovich’s Multiple Ethical Paradigms of justice, critique, care, and the profession. The authors clearly explain these concepts and demonstrate how they can work together to assist leaders in dealing with challenging situations. Authentic ethical dilemmas are provided to be analyzed using Turbulence Theory and the Multiple Ethical Paradigms and to engage readers in applying these concepts to practice. The text is intended for use in a range of educational leadership, educational administration, and teacher education programs that prepare both educational leaders (administrators) and lead teachers.
Leadership Standards for Action is a powerful resource for aspiring principals, practicing principals, district leadership, and university faculty. The book responsibly unpacks the metaphor of principal as servant leader to the school’s people and purpose.
Improving School Leadership, Volume 1
Author: Pont Beatriz, Nusche Deborah, Moorman Hunter, David Hopkins
Publisher: Organization for Economic
As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.