Focused Leadership is a guidebook that your school system can use to improve student achievement-not by sweeping changes that don't stick, but by adapting the traditional roles of people involved in operating schools. From this book you can build a systemic, need-specific approach that is a collaborative effort between school board, administration, and teaching staff.
Richard T. Castallo is chair of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at Cal State Northridge. He has spoken at hundreds of board of education and administrator retreats.
Chapter 1 Are We Getting the Results We Want? Chapter 2 The Role of the Board of Education Chapter 3 The Role of Central Administration Chapter 4 The Role of Building Leadership Chapter 5 Getting Started