124 high-impact letters for busy principals: a guide to handling difficult correspondence

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Corwin Press, Aug 16, 2000 - Business & Economics - 151 pages
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"This is a life saver! Communication is the key to effective management of public relations. 124 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals is a great spring board for the challenging letters that need to be written during a busy day."
Dr. Ramona Miller, Principal
Mahnomen/Naytahwaush Elementary Schools, MN

"Producing quality prose requires time, and time is at a premium for most principals. Why reinvent the wheel each time a letter is needed? Grady has put together well-worded, easy-to-modify correspondence on a handy CD."
Frank Buck, Principal
Graham School; Talladega, AL

Timesaving letters for the principal with no time to write!

This handy starter-kit collection of letters is designed to help the busy administrator who wants to write effective letters but just doesn't have the time! From the personal to the procedural, from congratulatory to disciplinary, these letters help principals and assistant principals create a positive school climate, enhance school public relations, and provide effective documentation of school issues.

The timesaving templates are easy to personalize and customize with a free CD-ROM that provides a powerful and effective tool ready at the click of the computer mouse.

Some highlights include:

  • Thank you, welcome, and sympathy letters for staff, students, parents, and volunteers
  • Disciplinary letters for student behavior records, tardies, warnings, and suspensions
  • Directives for field trips, portfolio presentations, and summer school
  • Recommendations and applications for professional awards and student admissions
  • Special event invitations like open house, workshops, and fundraisers
  • Opening comments for parent-teacher sessions, special ceremonies, and conferences

This is an essential resource for administrators who want to create a culture of care through effective communication. Both elementary and secondary schools will benefit. This unique kit should be on every principal and assistant principal's desk.

CD-ROM is PC and Mac compatible and not sold separately.

About the Author: Marilyn L. Grady is Professor of Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has published widely, with more than 100 publications to her credit. Grady coordinates an annual conference on women in educational leadership that attracts national attendance and is in its tenth year.

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Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She is the editor of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. Her editorial board service has included Educational Administration Quarterly, International Studies in Educational Administration, International Journal of Learning, Rural Educator, Journal of At-Risk Issues, Journal of School Leadership, Advancing Women in Leadership On-Line Journal, Journal for Rural School and Community Renewal, International Journal of Learning, and Journal for a Just and Caring Education. She is the recipient of the Stanley Brzezinski Research Award, NCPEA’s Living Legend Award, the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, UNL’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and UNL’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women.

Grady coordinates an annual conference on women in educational leadership that attracts national attendance and is in its 24th year. She has been an administrator in K-12 schools as well as at the college and university levels. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her doctorate in educational administration with a specialty in leadership from The Ohio State University.

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