Winning Women: Stories of Award-winning Educators

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Here is a multiple-case study of stories of women leaders in education that covers a broad range of pertinent topics including: early childhood experiences, educational background, leadership style and skills, career path, mentoring experiences, personal and professional barriers, and advice to other women considering leadership careers.
 

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Contents

Traditional Conflict Woman or Leader?
1
A Warrior for Children
11
Just Dont Tell Me I Cant
23
The Right Stuff Living a Legacy of Leadership
33
The Trailblazer
45
A Portrait of Leadership Making a Difference
57
Artful Leadership Outside the Box
67
The Quest for Excellence
83
An Unusual Ascension to the Superintendency
93
Born to Teach
101
Building a Bridge to Ourselves
111
References
119
About the Authors
123
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About the author (2004)

Sandra Harris is assistant professor of Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Julia Ballenger is assistant professor of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She is the first E.J. Campbell Distinguished Professor in the College of Education at this university.

Faye Hicks-Townes is assistant professor of Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where she serves as program director for Secondary Education.

Carolyn S. Carr is the primary investigator and project director of the Portland Metropolitan Leadership Development Initiative, a Congressional Award Winning Leadership Preparation Program.

Betty J. Alford is Interim Chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She also serves as doctoral program coordinator and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) project director.

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