Addressing the six standards created by the Interstate School Leaders Consortium (ISLLIC), Seifert and Vornberg employ case studies to discuss those issues faced by practicing elementary and secondary principals. Each chapter concludes with student activities that address the concepts discussed in the chapter. An instructor's manual is also available as a separate purchase.
Edward H. Seifert has spent the past thirty-five years serving as school superintendent, high school principal, assistant principal, university faculty member, university department chair, and assistant dean in two colleges of education. Currently he is working on a change process that requires principals to understand, analyze, and develop prescriptions for changing instruction. James Vornberg is professor and department head of educational administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce. For seventeen years he has been the director of the Principals Center that serves principals with staff development programs.
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Section I: Vision for a Community of Learning Chapter 3 1 Fort Spirit School District Chapter 4 2 Leadership in the Community Chapter 5 3 School Improvement Part 6 Section II: Instruction and School Culture Chapter 7 4 School Culture and Accountability Chapter 8 5 Curriculum Development Chapter 9 6 Principal and Instructional Leadership Chapter 10 7 Student Services and Activities Part 11 Section III: Campus and Community Collaboration Chapter 12 8 Mobilizing School and Community Resources Chapter 13 9 Principal As Director of Marketing Chapter 14 10 Site-Based Decision Making in the Campus Community Chapter 15 Section IV: Integrity and Ethics for Campus Leadership Chapter 16 11 Ethical Behavior for the Principal Part 17 Section V: Organizational Management and Operations Chapter 18 12 Budgeting within the School's Community Chapter 19 13 Leadership in Managing Human Resources Chapter 20 14 Creating Safe Schools Chapter 21 15 Facilities Leadership Part 22 Section VI: The Politics of the Educational Environment Chapter 23 16 Politics for the Principal Chapter 24 17 Economic and Policy Implications for the Principal Part 25 Appendix: Fort Spirit School District Background and Informational Data Part 26 Index Part 27 About the Author