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.

The Challenge of an (almost) Brand-New School: Can the past Be Blended with the New to form a Productive Culture?
The challenge of an (almost) brand-new school: Can the past be blended with the new to form a productive culture?

Kent Stallings was unusually excited. The school district's board of directors had recently selected him to serve as the principal of the district's ...

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