A Rich and Full Life: My Experiences As a School Superintendent in Western Canada
Bob David has written about his professional life as an educator and school superintendent in eight school systems in Western Canada. The story begins with a brief history of his childhood in Edmonton where he gained his values and beliefs and ambition to become a teacher and educational leader. One of the highlights of the book is the account of the firing of the infamous James Keegstra who was found guilty of perpetrating hatred against Jews in the classroom, when Bob was superintendent in Lacombe, Alberta. This affair gained national interest. Bob also explains how he lost his job in Nanaimo. The book includes Bob's views on curriculum and instruction and leadership. He concludes by discussing his plans for the future, to continue to live a rich and full life. This memoir is a must read for anyone interested in the struggles and accomplishments of an administrator and leader in small school districts. It is of particular interest to educators and anyone aspiring to become a school principal or superintendent.
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