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"Moral schools are founded on authenticity, integrity, and democracy. This is an essential guide for educators who are committed to closing the gap between what we believe and what we do as teachers and leaders."
Judy F. Carr teaches half-time in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She is also codirector of the Center for Curriculum Renewal, a consultant, facilitator, professional development specialist, workshop presenter, and program evaluator with educators and policy makers in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. She is coauthor or coeditor of the following books: A Pig Don’t Get Fatter the More You Weigh It: Balancing Classroom Assessment; Creating Dynamic Schools Through Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration; Succeeding with Standards: Linking Curriculum, Assessment, and Action Planning; How to Use Standards in the Classroom; Integrated Studies in the Middle Grades: Dancing Through Walls; and Living and Learning in the Middle Grades: The Dance Continues: A Festschrift for Chris Stevenson.
Carr has expertise in K-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment; standards-based education reform; design of professional development materials and processes; systems change implementation with leadership teams in school districts and state agencies; and middle grades education. She has been a middle school teacher and a K-12 curriculum director. She was the recipient of the second annual Vermont ASCD Curriculum Leadership Award.
Janice R. Fauske, upon earningher B.A. in English with a secondary teaching endorsement, began her careeras a seventh grade English teacher in a rural, economically deprived school district in Virginia. After earning an M.S.Ed. in Reading Psychology, she taught special education in an inner city school district and later moved to college teaching at a small Virginia college. She earned an Educational Specialist degree in Higher Education at College of William and Mary, and later completed her Ph.D. in Educational Administration at University of Utah. Before joining the USF faculty as associate professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Dr. Fauske worked as the Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs at the Utah State Board of Regents, as a faculty member and administrator at Weber State University, as founding Dean of the School of Education at Westminster College, and associate professor and Doctoral Advisor in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.
Janice’s teaching expertise includes teaching and learning for school leaders, leadership, organizational change, and qualitative research methods. Research interests include organizational learning and change, effects of collaborative governance on teaching and learning in schools, and teaching in educational administration programs. Recent publications include “Collaboration to Strengthen Classroom Assessment,” in P. Jones, R. Ataya, and J. Carr (Eds.), A Pig Don't Get Fatter the More You Weigh It: Balancing Assessment for the Classroom; “Organizational Theory in Schools” in the Journal of Educational Administration, and “Theories of collaboration in education” in the Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration.
Stephen Rushton is an Associate Professor in the Childhood Education Department at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, and he has been teaching for USF for the last eight years. He supervises student teachers and teaches courses in research, elementary education methods, and the writing process. Dr. Rushton previously taught elementary education for twelve years in Ontario, Canada, and Oakridge, Tennessee. He conducts research on teacher effectiveness, brain-research, and personality types using the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory. He received his B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Queen's University in Canada and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he is presently the Coordinator for the Masters of Arts in Teaching program.
1. Teaching and Leading From the Inside Out
2. Inside Reflections: Who We Are and How We See Ourselves
3. Outside Manifestations: Nurturing Authenticity and Integrity
4. Inside Connections: Commitment and Collaboration
5. Outside Actions: Agency, Efficacy, and Advocacy
6. Inside Inspirations: The Spirit of Teaching and Leading
7. Outside Perspectives: Professional Appreciation and Celebration
Afterword: Integrating Our Personal and Professional Selves