What’s missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership; specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture, but the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Providing a combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James Guthrie and Patrick Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership.
Case Study 8: A Principal Opening at the Grant School: Can a Dysfunctional Culture Be Undone?
Ulysses S. Grant School was constructed in an outer-ring suburb a decade following the conclusion of World War II. When it was built there was not much ...