"The Boss of the Whole School": Effective Leadership in Action
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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Foreword by Richard H Ackerman
Painting the Pole 1
The Ghost of Crow Island
Teachers as Leaders
Hiring the First Teacher
About Being a Victim
A Parent Letter to the Principal
A Principals Lunch
The Reception for Retirees
About the Author 157
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