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Leading Schools in Disruptive Times

Leading Schools in Disruptive Times
How to Survive Hyper-Change

Second Edition

April 2021 | 312 pages | Corwin
From surviving to thriving during constant disruption

The updated edition of this handbook couldn’t have come at a better time. Focusing on lessons learned from the disruptions of 2020, including the COVID school closures and the renewed pursuit of social justice, the authors show school leaders how to prepare for and respond to disruptions that are leading to a “new normal.”

Educators are racing to stay ahead of pandemic-scale disruptions and need a blueprint for transformation. This book will walk you through the decision-making process so you’ll be able to transform as a leader to confront the issues you’ll face in the 2020s. Features include:

Practical strategies for identifying and responding to disruptions
An overview of the CAT framework: coping, adjusting, transforming
Real-life stories from exceptional educational leaders
Tips on guiding teachers, staff, and students through the many lessons learned during the pandemic
Activities, scenarios, and practical actions to lead through complex topics that include remote learning, social justice issues, education reforms, generational differences, and social media issues

The pandemic has been the biggest disruption in school history, and this will be a decade of monumental change for schools. Your stakeholders will look to you to guide them—and this book gives you the tools you need to have the mindset and practical steps to be successful in an ever-changing world.
About the Authors
Chapter 1: School Disrupted
Chapter 2: Types of Disruptions
Chapter 3: Safety
Chapter 4: Diversity
Chapter 5: Technology
Chapter 6: Reforms
Chapter 7: Generations
Chapter 8: Global Readiness
Chapter 9: Transparency
Chapter 10: School Assessment
Chapter 11: Hyper-Change

This book provides up-to-date information and practical strategies for school leaders to navigate the current disruptions in their organizations.

Amie Cieminski
Ed Leadership Policy Stds Div, University Of Northern Colorado-Greeley
March 10, 2023

Mark Edward White

Mark White is a school leadership and training consultant. Previously, he was the director of education and outreach at Mindset Digital and academic principal in the International Department of the Beijing National Day School in Beijing, China. As the superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in Gahanna, Ohio, he played a key role in the design of Clark Hall and the implementation of global skills and technology into its curriculum. During his tenure as superintendent, the district earned the state's highest academic ranking, opened Clark Hall, and achieved financial stability. Mr. White has been a consultant to both... More About Author

Dwight L. Carter

Dwight Carter is a nationally recognized school leader from Central OH. Because of his collaborative and innovative leadership, in 2010, he was inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame. He was also named a 2013 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal of the Year, the 2014 Academy of Arts and Science Education High School Principal of the Year, and the 2015 Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators Principal of the Year. He has served as principal at Gahanna Lincoln High School, New Albany High School and has been a leadership coach and consultant. Mr. Carter has frequently been a guest... More About Author

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