Exploring 15 vital topics, as well as offering strategies and examples, Jane L. Sigford demonstrates how effective schools are a marriage of management and leadership. Organized into three sections: management and leadership theories, managing the school, and managing yourself, this resource helps administrators understand the complexity of leadership and addresses the application of effective management skills to create successful learning communities.
Written for new and veteran school leaders, this essential guide:
o Acts as a handbook, which contains an overview of individual components of school leadership normally scattered among many textbooks and resources
o Provides suggested resources for more in-depth study
o Offers individual reflective practice questions throughout for personal use
o Suggests questions to help facilitate professional development group discussions, especially among peers
The Effective School Leader's Guide to Management illustrates how school administrators can run a school efficiently, balancing their roles as instructional leaders and effective school managers, while still having time to improve professional development, foster parent and community relationships, make data-driven decisions, and nurture personal growth and leadership.