The Elementary School Principal's Calendar: A Month-by-Month Planner for the School Year (2nd Revised edition)

The Elementary School Principal's Calendar: A Month-by-Month Planner for the School Year (2nd Revised edition)

By: Ida Ayres (author), Michael Terc (author), Robert Ricken (author)Paperback

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Updated from the top-selling first edition! An easy and effective way to get organized - and keep your school running smoothly! Effective planning can help you be a truly effective principal. Get off on the right foot in July and set your course for a successful school year with this month-by-month planning tool developed by veteran administrators. Developed for both new and experienced elementary school principals, this book lays out everyday challenges and administrative necessities to help you plan strategically for the academic year. The Elementary School Principal's Calendar provides a month-to-month guide that will make the school year run smoothly from opening to closing. Chapters cover key tasks for each month, beginning in July: Overview of tasks Communications - letters, memos, correspondence, media relations Planning - workshops, orientations, field trips, fundraising activities Personnel - assignments, schedules, rosters, tenure recommendations Checklists to monitor progress with an assortment of tasks Resources to proactively plan and execute effective and decisive leadership A handy checklist for each month offers flexibility for modification and the monthly calendar helps busy administrators avoid reinventing the wheel each year. Also included is a rich resource of sample documents to help with a variety of communication needs: from samples of your summer letter to parents and memos on standardized testing to information and permission forms for programs designed to help children cope with divorce. The Elementary School Principal's Calendar is essential for every principal faced with juggling the varied tasks of school administration.

About Author

Robert Ricken, EdD, served as Principal and Superintendent in the Mineola School District for twenty-two years and was interim Superintendent in the following districts: North Bellmore, Elmont, Bellmore, Smithtown Central School District and the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. He has also been an interim Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District. Presently, he teaches Educational Administration at Long Island University, C. W. Post. Dr. Ricken has served as the Long Island Coordinator for the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute and conducted anti-bias workshops in over 100 school districts. In addition, he has been the Chairman of the Board of the Nassau Citizens Budget Committee, Board Officer of School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Vice-President of the Nassau County Superintendents Association and President of Phi Delta Kappa, C. W .Post Chapter. Additionally, he served as an Impartial Hearing Officer and a member of the American Arbitration Association. In this capacity, he has conducted 3020A, Section 75, and special education hearings. Robert Ricken is the author of: Love Me When I'm Most Unlovable, published by the NASSP Book Two - The Kids' View, NASSP The RA Guide to Nassau County Schools, Carlton Press, 1995 The Middle Level Calendar: A Handbook for Practitioners, NASSP, 1996 The High School Principal's Calendar - A Month-By-Month Planner for the School Year, Corwin Press, 2000 The Elementary School Principal's Calendar - A Month-By-Month Planner for the School Year, Corwin Press, 2001 Other articles have been published in the New York Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, The Harvard Review, Harper's Weekly and Single Parent Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to many educational journals, and has written a column on education for a local newspaper, Economic Times of Long Island. Dr. Ricken has presented many workshops, and has recently been the keynote speaker for the NASSP in New Orleans, the National Association of Middle Schools in West Virginia, Baltimore, Denver, Washington D.C. and Atlanta. He has also spoken at the National School Boards Association in San Francisco and Rochester, as well as for Phi Delta Kappa at Hofstra, C. W. Post, and Molloy College. Awards include the Administrator of the Year by Phi Delta Kappa of Hofstra University, Administrator of the Year by Nassau-Suffolk Educator's Association, and recognition for his work in labor relations by the New York Council of Administrators and Supervisors. The National Public Relations Association honored him for his exemplary public relations practices. In 1992, he received the Outstanding Service Support Award from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. In 1994, he was the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Award by Nassau County. In 2000, the New York State Middle School Association awarded him the Ross M. Burkhardt Award for his outstanding contribution to middle level education. Michael Terc, MA, PD, served as an administrator in the Mineola Public School District. For sixteen years, he served as Assistant Principal at Mineola High School, New York. Before that, he taught mathematics at Mineola Middle School for sixteen years. He also served as principal of the Mineola Summer School Program for two years. During his career, he coached many sports and was involved in a host of student activities. He served as President of the Nassau County Baseball Coaches Association and in 1976 was selected as the Daily News' High School Baseball Coach of the Year. In 1982, he authored "Coordinate Geometry and Art: A Match," published in National Council of Mathematics Teachers Journal. In 1994, he received the Jenkins Service Award, the highest service award given by the Mineola School District's PTA Association. He received his MA in mathematics from Hofstra University, was awarded a Professional Diploma in educational administration from Long Island University, C. W. Post campus. He recently was selected by the School Administrators Association of New York State to receive its 1999-2000 New York State Distinguished Assistant Principal of the Year Award. His most recent publication was The Elementary School Principal's Calendar: A Month-By-Month Planner for the School Year.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. July July's Key Tasks July's Communications July's Planning July's Personnel July's Checklists 2. August August's Key Tasks August's Communications August's Planning August's Personnel August's Checklists 3. September September's Key Tasks September's Communications September's Planning September's Personnel September's Checklists 4. October October's Key Tasks October's Communications October's Planning October's Personnel October's Checklists 5. November November's Key Tasks November's Communications November's Planning November's Personnel November's Checklists 6. December December's Key Tasks December's Communications December's Planning December's Personnel December's Checklists 7. January January's Key Tasks January's Communications January's Planning January's Personnel January's Checklists 8. February February's Key Tasks February's Communications February's Planning February's Personnel February's Checklists 9. March March's Key Tasks March's Communications March's Planning March's Personnel March's Checklists 10. April April's Key Tasks April's Communications April's Planning April's Personnel April's Checklists 11. May May's Key Tasks May's Communications May's Planning May's Personnel May's Checklists 12. June June's Key Tasks June's Communications June's Planning June's Personnel June's Checklists Resources Resource A: Teacher Handbook Resource B: How to Build a Mission Statement Resource C: Summer Letters to Parents Resource D: Meet Your Teacher Night - Suggestions to Teachers Resource E: Weekly Memo to Staff Resource F: Parents' Elementary School Guidebook Resource G: Best Practices in Quality Education for Students With Severe Disabilities Resource H: Teacher Job Description Resource I: Helping Children Cope at Holiday Time Resource J: Retirement Congratulatory Letters Resource K: Attention Deficit Disorder Resource L: Parallel Block Scheduling Resource M: Spring Break Welcome Back Letter Resource N: National TV Turnoff Week Resource O: Standardized Testing Memo to Teachers Resource P: Standardized Testing Letter to Parents Resource Q: Summer Reading List Resource R: End-of-the-Year Sign-Out Checklist

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412936774
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781412936774
  • weight: 28
  • ISBN10: 1412936772
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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