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 2: Possible Reform at Washington High School: How Far Can a Productive Culture Stretch?
Otto Jungherr had been the leader of Washington High School for 20 years. He had been its founding principal and was now preparing to turn over the leadership ...