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.
Chapter 4: Personnel and School Culture
Personnel and School Culture
In this chapter a reader will learn about the following:
- Recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating effective employees
- Creating positive teacher/administration relationships
- Creating positive parent/staff relationships
ELCC standards addressed in this chapter include the following:
- 2.1—Promote a positive school culture
- 2.2—Provide an effective instructional program
- 2.4—Design comprehensive professional growth plans
- 3.1—Manage the organization
- 4.2—Respond to community interests and needs
- 6.2—Respond to the larger context
One of the most complex challenges embedded in the concept of school culture is concretely creating ...