This case study offers a situation-based approach to the study of school administration, leadership and management as it examines the professional life of a school principal through a series of distinct episodes. Each episode presents typical problems, challenges, and rewards that school-based administration at all levels encounter. Questions for discussion at the end of each section compliment this highly readable book.
"This book is an excellent bridge between theory and practice. It is accurate, it is relevant, and it is readable." -- Robert J. Shoop, Professor "This is reality, this is what you won't read in any other book but will experience on the job. This is not theory, this is what you will face trying to give students the best you can." -- Lizette Howard, Speech Pathologist "Modeled on an account of one principal's journey through two middle schools, a high school, and an elementary school, in urban and suburban settings...this book challenges you to think through your own style of leadership. The vignettes present a painfully accurate reflection of a principal's day." -- Rebecca Kesner * Principal Magazine *