This book provides a valuable balance between what one must know and what one must do to turn around low-performing schools. The 3-E framework simplifies this complex process by focusing resources on the environment, the executive, and the execution of the turnaround plan. A set of case studies on individuals who have led successful turnarounds of schools gives life to the theoretical concepts.
Tierney Temple Fairchild is the former executive director of the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education and served as the lead consultant for EduLead, the developer of the blueprint for the Louisiana School Turnaround Specialist program, which began implementation in 2010. Jo Lynne DeMary is the former state superintendent of public instruction for Virginia under Governor Jim Gilmore and Governor Mark Warner. She was the first female to serve in that position.
Chapter 1 Foreword: U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, former Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Section I: Engaging in School Turnarounds Chapter 4 Chapter 1: The National Landscape Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Approaches to Turnaround Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Understanding Turnarounds: Research Highlights Part 7 Section II: A Critical Path to School Turnarounds Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Approaching Turnarounds with a 2S Model: Systems and Stakeholders Chapter 9 Chapter 5: The 3Es of School Turnarounds: Environment, Executive, and Execution Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Leveraging Management Tools Part 11 Section III: Turnaround Leadership in Action Chapter 12 Chapter 7: Consistency and Compassion in the Face of Chaos Chapter 13 Ms. Aretha Eldridge-Williams at Kate Middleton Elementary School (Gretna, LA) Chapter 14 Chapter 8: Systems, Structures and A Spatula: Building a Community of Scholars Chapter 15 Ms. Camille Wallin at P.S. 42-Claremont Community School (Bronx, NY) Chapter 16 Chapter 9: Walking in a Turnaround Leader's Shoes: Believing is Achieving Chapter 17 Ms. J. Harrison Coleman at Fred M. Lynn Middle School (Woodbridge, VA) Chapter 18 Chapter 10: Inspiring Success through Student and Teacher Empowerment Chapter 19 Ms. Tanya John at the High School for Violin and Dance (Bronx, NY) Part 20 Section IV: Policy Essentials for Turnaround Leaders Chapter 21 Chapter 11: Policy Imperatives to Bring Turnarounds to Scale