A Safe, Simple, and Supportive Approach
Foreword by John C. Daresh
"Weingartner practices what he preaches. He shares lessons learned from his many years of running one of the most successful principal mentoring programs in the nation. His practical and straightforward approach is grounded in the day-to-day realities and exigencies of the school principal."
—Lois J. Zachary, President
Leadership Development Services
Develop a principal mentoring program that produces effective leaders and high retention rates!
Responding to a critical shortage of school leaders, this timely and invaluable resource offers a mentoring approach that supports new principals' professional development while helping reduce the stress-and-burnout pattern that is common for many school administrators.
Based on years of successful experience, Carl J. Weingartner shows school and district leaders how to design a sustainable, adaptable principal mentoring program for urban, suburban, and rural schools—without a lot of extra costs, paperwork, or time. This book offers guidelines for recruiting, supporting, and retaining effective principals and methods for helping novice principals achieve success in areas such as improving curriculum and student achievement. The book also covers:
- Developing supportive mentoring relationships
- Assisting new administrators with individual professional growth plans
- Advising on district mandates, operational/funding issues, and standards
- Fostering effective time management, communication, and self-evaluation skills
Offering a total support system for new principals, this mentoring guide provides a proven road map for a principal mentoring plan that builds strong schoolwide leadership.
"Carl Weingartner is one of the leaders in the field of mentoring programs for new principals. He shares his thinking about mentoring, materials he used in his program for over 10 years, and stories of mentoring that exemplify the ideas he discusses.”
"Weingartner practices what he preaches, and in this volume he shares lessons learned from his many years of running one of the most successful principal mentoring programs in the nation. His practical and straightforward approach is grounded in the day-to-day realities and exigencies of the school principal.”
"Weingartner has been an outstanding professional for over 30 years, and he has done an exemplary job in developing and implementing this mentoring program. I would have liked to have had a program such as this in the beginning years of my experience as a principal."
"Provides a rich description of the ins and outs of developing, delivering, and monitoring mentoring programs for beginning principals. Not only will these insights assist staff developers in improving their programs, but beginning principals will learn how to better manage their time, become more involved in curriculum and instruction, and reduce their stress and tendency to burn out from the hectic pace of the job.”
adopted the book - "The Portable Mentor" which was a better alignment