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.

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

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

Introduction

One of the most complex challenges embedded in the concept of school culture is concretely creating ...

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