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What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership

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Policy & Planning | Principalship

March 2014 | 200 pages | Corwin
Discover best practices for implementing efficient school management!

While principals may understandably devote a great deal of attention to supporting the cultural and instructional needs of their schools, the core administrative challenge remains: managing the school's personnel, facilities, and financial resources. As the sixth volume of a seven-part series, What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership provides an essential tool for new and veteran principals who want to run their school sites more efficiently and intentionally every day of the school year. Filled with best practice examples, resources, reflection and self-assessment opportunities, and implementation ideas, this guide also includes the following features:

Before we get started" questionnaire and response analysis

Case study and accompanying reflective questions

"What You Should Know About" section framing each chapter

Self-Assessment resource for determining effectiveness of cultural leaders

This book covers the essentials for organization and time management, overseeing and evaluating facilities, handling the budget, addressing legal mandates, recruiting and evaluating personnel, working with an assistant principal, and enhancing communication in individual and group settings.

Other titles in this leadership series:

What Every Principal Should Know About Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Strategic Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Collaborative Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Instructional Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Ethical and Spiritual Leadership

About the Author
Questionnaire: Before We Get Started...
1. Introduction
2. Best Practices in Getting Organized
3. Best Practices in Managing Facilities
4. Best Practice in School Finance and Handling the Budget
5. Best Practices in Human Resources Management
6. Best Practices in Communicating Effectively
7. Best Practices in Personal Management
Conclusion: Making Operational Leadership a Reality
Resource A: Realities of Operational Leadership: In-Basket Simulations
Resource B: Assessing Your Role in Operational Leadership
Resource C: An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources

"An in-depth look at the best practices for managing facilities, school finances, human resources, and communication makes this title a must-read for new and veteran administrators."

Curriculum Connections, Fall 2006
School Library Journal

I will not teach this course this year. This text will be forwarded to the new instructor of record.

Professor James Gentilucci
Education Dept, Cal Polytechnic State Univ
October 2, 2016

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface excerpt

Chapter 1 excerpt

Jeffrey G. Glanz

Jeffrey Glanz currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for University-School Partnership, Director of the Masters Program and the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. Prior to coming to YU, Dr. Glanz served as Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Education at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. He also coordinated the educational leadership program that led to New York State certification as a principal and assistant principal. Prior to arriving at Wagner, he served as... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412915915