You Have To Go To School - You'Re The Principal!

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Full of meaningful insights, this indispensable compilation of suggestions and recommendations offers counsel on everything from health to people skills, always with an eye toward the goal of instructional leadership.

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Overview

Full of meaningful insights, this indispensable compilation of suggestions and recommendations offers counsel on everything from health to people skills, always with an eye toward the goal of instructional leadership.

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Vincent Ferrandino
Whether you have just picked up the keys to your first school or you’ve been a principal for decades, the suggestions from Paul Young should be required—and fast—reading for every school leader. This little book is packed with good ideas. The best part, these solid tips remain constant over time and will be just as meaningful each time you pick up the book.
From the Foreword by Vincent Ferrandino
Whether you have just picked up the keys to your first school or you’ve been a principal for decades, the suggestions from Paul Young should be required—and fast—reading for every school leader. This little book is packed with good ideas. The best part, these solid tips remain constant over time and will be just as meaningful each time you pick up the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412904728
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 4/8/2004
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Young, Ph D, a retired elementary principal, is currently the Executive Director of the West After School Center in Lancaster, Ohio. He began his career as a high school band director and then retrained to become a fourth grade teacher before advancing to an elementary principalship in 1986.

He served as President of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) in 1997 and was elected to the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Board of Directors in 1998 (the only person elected by write-in ballot). He became president-elect in 2001-2002 and served as the national president during the 2002-2003 school year. He retired in December 2004. Since retirement, he has served as an advocate for the advancement of equitable and affordable afterschool programming for all children.

Dr. Young completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music education in 1972 and a Master of Music degree in trombone performance in 1973, both from Ohio University-Athens. He earned a Ph D in educational administration from OU in 1992. Young has taught undergraduate music classes at Ohio University-Lancaster for more than 25 years. He continues to teach private trombone lessons. He is a strong advocate for the arts. He is the past president of the Ohio University School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends.

Dr. Young is the author of Mastering the Art of Mentoring Principals, You Have to Go to School, You’re the Principal: 101 Tips to Make it Better for Your Students, Your Staff, and Yourself and Mentoring Principals: Frameworks, Agendas, Tips, and Case Studies for Mentors and Mentees. He has also written numerous articles about music, the arts, student management, and the principalship for professional journals.

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Table of Contents

dedication
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Part I Leadership
Part II Vision
Part III Student Learning
Part IV Adult Learning
Part V Data and Decision Making
Part VI Parents and Community Engagement
Part VII Organizational Caretaking
Part VIII Personal Caretaking
Part IX Professional Growth
Principals' Creed
About the Author
Suggested Readings

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