The effectiveness of school principals is a hot topic in these days of increased accountability for student performance, but unfortunately there hasn't been a detailed framework available to help support and improve school leadership-until now.
In Effective School Leadership: A Framework for School Leaders, author and educator Dr. Ada G. Omile addresses the problem of professional training by offering a detailed look at various operational strategies and best management practices. Based on hands-on research and practical experience, this unique book outlines specific ways that educational leaders can improve their success.
By looking collectively at variables such as leadership, instructional practice, system-wide improvement plans, collaborative relationships, and strong community partnerships, this easy-to-use guide provides a comprehensive structure for supporting and enhancing an institution's improvement planning process.
With these factors in harmony, educators stand a much better chance of making a real difference in terms of student achievement and reversing the often-fruitless revolving cycle of reform and implementation.
In the vein of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, this remarkable resource is designed specifically for administrators but is beneficial for anyone in a leadership position.
About the Author
Dr. Ada G. Omile earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership and postgraduate certification degrees in educational leadership and supervision from George Washington University.
She earned an MS in computer and information science and an MA in education from Clark Atlanta University, and she has more than twenty years of professional experience in education and leadership.
She has worked as a mentor for new teachers and spent several years interviewing principals in top-performing school systems on their practices for effective schools.
She also has a foundation devoted to developing teachers with a focus in Africa. She currently lives and works in Northern Virginia.