The twists and turns and influences of life that helped shape the career of this award-winning school administrator form a story worth telling and sharing with anyone who works or aspires to a career in education. The book is a revealing look at the author's childhood spent growing up in a large city and the people and events that helped to shape his passionate philosophy and beliefs about public education. Joey's Story is filled with poignant messages about leadership and schooling in America. It is also a tale of passion and courage regarding public education that will provoke thought and debate among practitioners and the public at large.
Joseph P. Batory was the Upper Darby (Penn.) School District's Superintendent of Schools from 1984 until his retirement in 1999. He is the author of "Yo! Joey!" A Book about School Leadership published by ScarecrowEducation in 2002,
1 Introduction 2 Prologue 3 Chapter 1The Bully 4 Chapter 2 It's All About Dreams 5 Chapter 3 Reflections on my Work in Camden City 6 Chapter 4 My Life in Academia 7 Chapter 5 Community Turmoil 8 Chapter 6 Back into the Fray 9 Chapter 7 Personnel Adventures 10 Chapter 8 A Stroke of Fate 11 Chapter 9 Philosophy Drives Leadership 12 Chapter 10 The Visibility Factor 13 Chapter 11 About School Boards and Food 14 Chapter 12 The Arranged Marriage 15 Chapter 13 A Visit from the FBI 16 Chapter 14 My Students 17 Chapter 15 The Slush Fund 18 Chapter 16 The Silence of the Shepherds 19 Chapter 17 The Insanity Speech 20 Chapter 18 The Private Sector and the Schools 21 Chapter 19 The Moral Vacuum 22 Chapter 20 An Author Unpublished 23 Epilogue 24 A Summary of the Messages in this Book 25 References