Leading Effective Secondary School Reform: Your Guide to Strategies That Work

Leading Effective Secondary School Reform: Your Guide to Strategies That Work

By: Loren R. Tarantino (author), Mary E. Loughridge (author)Hardback

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Designed to help secondary school administrators and teacher leaders successfully implement new legislation (e.g. accountability, standards for professional development) for their schools, this book is structured around a four variable model for leadership (Vision, Instructional Leadership, Shared Decision Making, and Assessment and Accountability). Within each chapter, a framework of thirteen leadership attributes is shown to be integral to effective change and successful learning communities, and strategies for integrating these attributes into practice are included. The practical, school-based nature of the book features activities, sample agendas, case studies, points to consider, reflection prompts and tips for successful implementation are included throughout. The 13 attributes include managing the change process and systems thinking, developing strong school culture, establishing action plans, developing staff, team building, peer coaching, assessing progress, using action research, effectively observing classrooms, involving parents, leveraging resources, and understanding the role of the district office.

About Author

Mary E. (Mikie) Loughridge, Ed. D. is currently serving as a secondary Principal Coach for the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Southern California Comprehensive Assistance Center's Office of the Regional System of District and School Support (RSDSS). She served as a special education teacher at the middle and high school levels, as a continuation high school teacher, and as a high school vice principal and principal. Her district office experience includes Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Teacher Support and Employee Development for the Antelope Valley Union High School District, as well as an Induction Consultant for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the California Department of Education. She served as adjunct faculty for eighteen years in teacher and administrative preparation programs at four private and state universities. She also developed and presented a variety of workshops at the local, regional, state, and national levels. She holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern California. Loren Tarantino has a unique history of employment and training in education. Loren is currently the principal of a private high school in San Diego, California. Prior to this assignment she spent twenty-nine years in public schools working as a secondary school classroom teacher, middle school administrator, and district office administrator in student support services, curriculum and instruction, and human resources. In addition, Loren was a consultant with the California Attorney General's School/Law Enforcement Partnership Cadre, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the California Department of Education. Since 1986, she has presented local, state and national conference keynote speeches and workshops for school board, teacher, and school administrator associations and universities on a variety of topics including beginning teacher induction, conflict resolution, communication strategies, and conducting classroom observations.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors I. Vision 1. School Culture 2. The Change Process 3. The Single School Plan II. Shared Decision Making 4. Professional Development 5. Professional Learning Communities 6. Parent Involvement III. Assessment and Accountability 7. Action Research 8. Productive Classroom Observations 9. Putting the Pieces Together Appendix: Related Web Sites References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412906043
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781412906043
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 1412906040

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