"The Boss of the Whole School": Effective Leadership in Action

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Teachers College Press, Apr 24, 2006 - Education - 157 pages
Elizabeth Hebert uses her 21 years of experience as an elementary school principal to offer inspiration and guidance to aspiring and practicing administrators. Using real-life stories from an outstanding career, this book examines the responsibilities, demands, and challenges principals manage on a daily basis; demonstrates how qualities of leadership mature over time and the conditions that both nurture and suppress it; provides a heartfelt and compelling rationelle for becoming (and staying!) a principal. New and veteran administrators will recognize the school scenarios and appreciate the sincere voice of the author as she passes on valuable lessons learned.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Richard H Ackerman
1
Painting the Pole 1
12
The Ghost of Crow Island
24
Teachers as Leaders
38
Hiring the First Teacher
52
About Being a Victim
78
A Parent Letter to the Principal
90
A Principals Lunch
114
The Reception for Retirees
128
References
145
About the Author 157
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Elizabeth A. Hebert served as principal of Crow Island Elementary School in Winnetka, IL.

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