'Yo! Joey!' is the autobiographical account of fifteen years of superintendency in the Upper Darby School District from former Superintendent Joseph P. Batory. Often playful, sometimes gritty, and always real, this book details the experiences and struggles of a decade and a half of overseeing schools in one of the most densely-populated municipalities in Pennsylvania.
Joseph Batory was the Upper Darby (PA) School District's Superindentent of Schools from 1984 until his retirement in 1999. He was recognized for his numerous accomplishments as a public school leader with the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators in 2000. Additionally, in 1990, he was named as one ofThe Executive Educator's 100, a group of only 100 outstanding school leaders chosen from America's school administrators by a distinguished panel of independent jurors.
Part 1 About the Upper Darby School District Part 2 Prologue Chapter 3 Just a Bit about My Roots Chapter 4 The Training Ground Chapter 5 Don't Mess with the Principle! Chapter 6 If You Need Something Done, Act like a Maniac! Chapter 7 The New Superintendent Gets a Visit from His Past Chapter 8 Now That I'm Famous Chapter 9 The Lady in Red Chapter 10 A Little Help from My Friends Chapter 11 A Touch of the Ivy Chapter 12 Testing, Testing... 1, 2, 3 Chapter 13 Welcome to Washington Chapter 14 My Very Own Deep Throat Chapter 15 The Attempted Murder Chapter 16 The Private Sector as the Model of Excellence Chapter 17 The Great School Funding Disaster Chapter 18 Democrat or Republican? What's the Difference? Chapter 19 The Taxpayer Group Bloodbath Chapter 20 Lessons about Public Education from Vietnamese Americans Chapter 21 The Assasination Plot Chapter 22 The Howard Stern Affair Chapter 23 Book Banning in the Upper Darby School District Chapter 24 The Wall Street Journal Butcher Job Chapter 25 The News Media Is the Voice of God and Will Live Forever Chapter 26 Is a Miracle Newsworthy? Chapter 27 The Mad Bomber Chapter 28 Hail to the Chief Chapter 29 Some Thoughts on My Leadership Chapter 30 Music... The Egalitarian Component Chapter 31 The Japanese Visitors Chapter 32 God, How I Hate Snow! Chapter 33 The Fire of '93 Chapter 34 Mom Takes Charge! Chapter 35 The Power of Whitefish Chapter 36 The Cardinal Plays Political Hardball Chapter 37 The Nazi Menace Chapter 38 I Am My Father's Son Chapter 39 Love Story Part 40 Epilogue Part 41 Bibliography Part 42 About the Author