Stepping into Administration: How to Succeed in Making the Move

Stepping into Administration: How to Succeed in Making the Move

by Thomas A. Kersten

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Stepping into Administration: How to Succeed in Making the Move by Thomas A. Kersten

This book is designed to provide beginning administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed during their first year, shortening the initial learning curve and helping them make smooth transitions from teaching to their first administrative positions. Too often, beginning administrators undermine their success by making critical novice mistakes. To help new administrators optimize their first-year success, a highly experienced school administrator shares a plethora of practical and useful strategies which can guide them through their all-important first year as administrators. He offers advice on what to do as well as what not to do from the moment a new administrator accepts the job offer through the end of the first year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607096191
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 09/16/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas A. Kersten is an associate professor of educational leadership at Roosevelt University in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois. He has served as an Illinois school administrator for twenty-eight years, during which he was an assistant principal, elementary school principal, middle school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.

Table of Contents

Preface: Considering a Career in School Administration v

Acknowledgments ix

1 Preparing for a Career in Administration 1

2 Making the Most of Your First Few Weeks 11

3 It's as Simple as Being Visible 21

4 Building Relationships within the School 29

5 Working with Other Administrators 41

6 Establishing Yourself as the School Leader 53

7 Managing Your School's Budget 63

8 Making Teacher Selection and First Year Teacher Evaluation Top Priorities 73

9 Leading Special Education in Your School 89

10 Working Smarter, Not Harder 107

Closing Thoughts 117

References 119

About the Author 121

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