Copublished with Corwin Press. This resource for prospective and practicing school leaders presents a model for leadership development, selection, and succession, and describes the intellectual “tool kit” that leaders can develop.



I would like you to meet Wayne and Garry. Wayne was the principal of Lord Byron High School when I joined the staff of this innovative school in 1970. Garry was his assistant principal. This was the first year for each in their respective roles. Wayne was a visionary who had an image of a school that responded to the individual needs, interests and abilities of its students, as opposed to the traditional school of the time that forced all students to fit into pre-existing structures. A former colleague who was renowned for her intolerance of pretence described Wayne this way.

I am not a hero worshipper but when I look back, he had a quiet leadership style rather than a really aggressive one, but ...

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