This book covers what twelve steps school leaders need to take to make for a high-achieving school environment. It encompasses strong leadership, vision and values, high expectations, embedded professional development, flexibility and resilience, and seven more steps. It concludes with a questionnaire, the High Expectations Environmental Scale (HEES), which you may apply to your organization to determine its level of high expectations.
Thomas R. Harvey is the Michael Abraham's endowed chair in Excellence in Leadership. He received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He has been teaching since 1970 in the departments of Organizational Leadership at Syracuse University, Claremont Graduate School and the University of Laverne. He has published ten books and an innumerable number of articles. Dr. Douglas DeVore is a tenured Professor of Organizational Leadership for the University of La Verne Doctoral Program, where he is also Assistant Director of the Educational Policy Institute of California (EPIC). Prior to teaching at the University, Dr. DeVore was the Superintendent of the Encinitas Union School District in California and was twice named K-12 Superintendent of the Year by the North Costal Chapter of the Association of California School Administrators. Dr. Bonita (Bonnie) Drolet is the co-author of the best seller, Building Teams, Building People: Expanding the Fifth Resource which she wrote with Dr. Thomas Harvey and Building a Bridge to Success: From Program Improvement to Excellence, with Dr. Deborah Turner. Dr. Drolet is sought after by many school districts, government, and private enterprises to assist them in building successful organizations.
Examples, Forms, Charts and Figure Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Strong Leadership Chapter 2: Establish a Culture of High Achievement Chapter 3: Vision and Values Chapter 4: High Expectations Chapter 5: Love and Passion Chapter 6: Focus on Learning and Academic Rigor Chapter 7: Embedded Professional Development Chapter 8: Academic Achievement and Assessment for the 21st Century Chapter 9: The Strength of Teams Chapter 10: Collaboration and Shared Decision Making Chapter 11: Communication Chapter 12: Flexibility and Resilience Chapter 13: Concluding Note References About the Authors Index