Thriving as a Superintendent: How to Recognize and Survive an Unanticipated Departure

Thriving as a Superintendent: How to Recognize and Survive an Unanticipated Departure

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Overview

Thriving as a Superintendent: How to Recognize and Survive an Unanticipated Departure by Thomas F. Evert, Amy E. Van Deuren

All superintendents are at risk for an unanticipated departure and it can happen at any time in a career. Thriving as a Superintendent: How to Recognize and Survive an Unanticipated Departure is a resource for active and aspiring superintendents, which explores issues surrounding superintendent unanticipated departures. The book places special emphasis on lessons learned from the superintendents interviewed and current research about how to prepare for, recognize, and negotiate through an unanticipated departure, as well as how to move forward should such a departure occur.

The authors conducted in-depth interviews with 22 superintendents who personally experienced unanticipated departures. These superintendents represent a wide range of experience levels and district contexts, and these interviews are compiled and synthesized so that their stories and lessons learned can be shared in a way that benefits readers.

In addition, three in-depth scenarios (case studies) are included. These scenarios provide context for discussion and consideration. Each scenario includes an annotated reference section of relevant material that will be helpful to students and practitioners interested in engaging in further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475803013
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 02/16/2013
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Thomas F. Evert, Ph.D. is a former public school superintendent of fourteen years and served as a high school principle and director of student services. His doctorate is in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Evert is currently serving as a doctoral dissertation liaison and teaches doctoral courses in law, media, curriculum, and instruction at Edgewood College.

Amy E. Van Deuren, Ed.D. is assistant professor at National Louis University and serves as the Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin campus. She holds a doctorate from National Louis University and a law degree from the S.J. Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah. She teaches graduate courses in school law, school-community relations, student-centered schools, finance, policy, and research. Dr. Van Deuren has co-authored several books in the fields of educational leadership and music education.

Table of Contents

1. Overview and Contexts
2. The Story of Roberta K.
3. The Story of Richard B.
4. The Story of Randy J.
5. Interview Process, Demographics, and Development of Frameworks
6. Lessons Learned Using the Superintendent Experience and Unanticipated Departure Frameworks
References
Appendixes 1, 2 & 3

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