A Handbook for Principals Mentoring Assistant Principals
- Gary Bloom - University of California-Santa Cruz, USA
- Martin L. Krovetz - Leading For Equity and Achievement Design Center
Principal Mentoring, Induction & Coaching | Principalship
Positioning the partnership between principals and assistant principals as a coaching-based relationship serving the best interests of both students and schools, Powerful Partnerships presents specific tools to help principal/assistant principal teams define and strengthen their significant collaboration and to nurture the development of future school leaders.
Through discussion questions and shared activities, this resource provides opportunities for principals and assistant principals to develop a shared vision for their relationship and school, and to design a plan for communication and professional growth. The author examines aspects of instructional leadership including supervising and supporting teachers, classroom walkthroughs, professional learning communities, and using data for school improvement. Principals and assistant principals are invited to study this book together, addressing critical topics such as:
- leadership as stewardship
- unique leadership challenges involved in working with people
- key instructional leadership responsibilities that are shared by both administrators
"Relationships are the foundations of successful organizations. Bloom and Krovetz have made public one of the most important and normally overlooked teams. Creating and sustaining this partnership is essential to student and organizational learning."
"This much-needed handbook is an excellent resource for principals and assistant principals as they face the challenges of school improvement together. The exercises focus school leaders on building their collective strengths, expanding their learning opportunities, providing schools with strong succession plans, and enabling leadership teams to address differences while building the capacity for effective teamwork."
"These authors, having been principals and assistant principals themselves, know exactly what they are talking about. Step by step, they take the reader on a narrative walk-through of the principalship, presenting engaging stories, practical tools, and dynamic activities. The authors address both the internal and external relationships of the principalship and cover all the ingredients necessary to build a strong mentoring relationship between principal and assistant principal."