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What Every Rookie Superintendent Should Know : Surviving Year One - Robert Reeves

What Every Rookie Superintendent Should Know

Surviving Year One

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Published: 1st March 2006
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There is often a lack of preparation of new superintendents by universities and professional associations. Meanwhile, new school superintendents are so focused on getting the job that little time is spent on what it takes to be successful. What Every Rookie Superintendent Should Know lays the foundation with a systematic mind-set, strategic thinking approach, and skills sets, which not only help the rookie survive, but decreases the learning-curve time. This book features a conversational approach between the rookie superintendent and the sage mentor and highlights real-life situations and survival strategies. The mentor provides time-tested building blocks upon which the rookie can build a strong 1st-year foundation. The mission is to improve learning for all students by pulling an organization out of chaos and creating a well-functioning school district.

Dr. Reeves brings a refreshing story that should be mandatory reading for all superintendents, new and old. In a time where school superintendents turn over every couple of years, it's time to listen to someone that over twenty-five years built a small urban, suburban, and rural district into some of the truly great ones.--William Tudor, CEO of Parent Tutor Corporation and founder of EdVISION Corporation

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: What Every Rookie Superintendent Should Knowp. ix
The Beginning: The Rookie Is Hiredp. 1
July: Gotta Know the Territoryp. 27
August: Problems in Paradisep. 57
September: Leadership and Youp. 89
October: Do You Know the Principal Players?p. 125
November: Making Stylish Decisionsp. 161
December: Let's Get Personnelp. 187
January: Should You Win-Win?p. 211
February: What Business Are You Really In? Does It Matter?p. 243
March: Measuring the Missionp. 279
April: Do You Know How to Change? And Why Should You?p. 313
May: Is the Mission Possible?p. 343
June: Thank Goodness It's Nearly Over. Will I Survive?p. 373
Afterthoughts: Will Your Difference Make a Difference?p. 395
After, Afterthoughts for School Board Members: What Is the Main Mission for the School Board?p. 405
About the Authorp. 411
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ISBN: 9781578863679
ISBN-10: 1578863678
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 1st March 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.11  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.57