Surviving And Thriving As A Superintendent Of Schools

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How does one become an effective superintendent of schools? There is no simple formula as the turnover rate reflects the difficulty of the position. Some maintain that the job cannot be done well due to politics, financial constraints, and time demands. Former superintendent Stephen Dlott rejects this negative view. In this highly readable, informative, and entertaining volume, he presents a positive perspective of what superintendents need to do to become successful. Here, he reflects on predicaments he has encountered and then analyzes the event in the context of similar situations that modern American Presidents have encountered. A combination of sensitivity and humor, this book offers practical solutions to the daily challenges that confront administrators. Surviving and Thriving as a Superintendent of Schools is a must read for practicing and aspiring superintendents and people who wish to understand the complexities of the position and the strategies needed to succeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578865147
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 0.36 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Dlott served as a school administrator for more than thirty years. Before retiring, he served as superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, and assistant principal.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Terminating Ineffective Administrators Chapter 4 Decision Making Chapter 5 Vision Chapter 6 Risk Taking Chapter 7 Negotiations Chapter 8 Communication Chapter 9 Resolving School Board Issues Chapter 10 Budget Part 11 Afterword Part 12 Resources

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