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The Assistant Principal
Essentials for Effective School Leadership



October 2001 | 240 pages | Corwin
The Assistant Principal: Essentials for Effective School Leadership, is a combination guidebook and reference book aimed toward developing the role of the assistant principal as an integral position within school administration. It is intended to provide guidance for teachers preparing to become assistant principals, assistant principals preparing to be principals, and current assistant principals who need to develop the skills necessary to be effective school leaders. The book addresses the needs of students, instructors, and practitioners by discussing the ways in which effective leadership and strong relationships between faculty and administration will improve education.

In order to assess the skills, knowledge, roles, and responsibilities required of the position, authors L David Weller and Sylvia J Weller administered a comprehensive survey to 100 assistant principals around the country. The results of the survey were used as the basis for the book's content. The Assistant Principal: Essentials for Effective School Leadership is a unique publication, using real life examples, case studies, exercises, and field-based research to show how the effectiveness of an assistant principal is dependent on communication, leadership skills, and knowledge.

L. David Weller

L. David Weller, Jr. is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia. He has been a high school teacher, a middle school principal, and department head of middle school education at the University of Georgia. Weller serves a consultant to public and private schools and universities in the areas of organizational development and Total Quality management, and has served as a visiting lecturer at several British universities. More About Author

Sylvia J. Weller

Syvia J. Weller is assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Barrow County Schools in Barrow County, Georgia. She has been a high school teacher of gifted and advanced placement English, an assistant principal, personnel director, and director of secondary curriculum. Weller has won many awards for her teaching and leaderships skills. More About Author

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