This book would be useful as a supplementary text in an initial leadership course, helping students decide if they want to become school leaders. It would be even more useful in a leadership internship seminar as students move closer to taking their certification exam and closer to the application and interview processes. Finally, principals might recommend this book to teachers they are grooming for leadership positions and their assistant principals who might be ready to advance to the principalship.
Becoming a School Leader: Applications, Interviews, Examinations and Portfoliosby Charles A. Bonnici
There are many master teachers who have excellent organizational and interpersonal relation skills who think about becoming assistant principals and principals. Becoming a School Leader is designed primarily for these master teachers as they contemplate the next step in their professional careers. It will help them decide if school leadership is their correct career pathway. Then it will provide them with the knowledge and skills they will need to navigate the process of finding a certification program and then applying for and obtaining school leadership positions.
Becoming a School Leader is also addressed to those already in certification programs, providing a wealth of detailed information on the types of questions they might face on state examinations and in the arduous interview process. Professors of Educational Leadership could make use of this book as a supplementary text in both entry and exit courses.
Finally, neophyte principals will find this book helpful as they develop their criteria and questions for the selection of assistant principals or department chairs in their schools.
This is a real guide that can help prepare the potential school leader for what they will encounter in the 'real world,' not just train the candidate in the theoretical or academic aspects of school leadership in order to pass a certification program.
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Meet the Author
Charles A. Bonnici has been an educator for over forty years, serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in the New York City public schools. Upon retirement, he served as Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program and Director of School Partnerships for Pace University; currently, he is an educational consultant with the Executive Leadership Institute, NYC.
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