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The Superintendent as CEO
Standards-Based Performance


Courses:
Superintendency

October 2004 | 280 pages | Corwin

"John Hoyle and his co-authors have done the impossible-they have produced a textbook on the superintendency that is both research based and readable. They have also bridged the gap between the world of those who believe everything is measurable and those who see leadership as spiritual and learning as a work in progress. This is a major addition to the field of educating school system leaders."
Paul Houston, Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators

Paul Houston, Executive DirectorAmerican Association of School Administrators

"Professors, workshop facilitators, school administration students, and superintendents will find the content and authors' insights to be highly relevant and enlightening."
Theodore J. Kowalski, Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration
University of Dayton

Theodore J. Kowalski, Kuntz Family Chair in Educational AdministrationUniversity of Dayton

"This book represents an important contemporary effort to provide direction to the construction of a text-anchored curriculum for the preparation of superintendents."
Michelle Young, Executive Director
University Council for Educational Administration

Michelle Young, Executive DirectorUniversity Council for Educational Administration

Transform the role of superintendent into the district's Chief Executive Officer!

Executive CEOs need the management and executive skills to meet complex issues of budgets, personnel, information technologies, product accountability, and competition. Superintendents require many of the same skills to effectively manage their districts. The Superintendent as CEO identifies the knowledge and skill base needed by current and aspiring school district administrators to become high-performing CEOs of their districts and schools. The authors blend selected elements of the ISLLC and NCATE standards into the benchmark AASA Professional Standards for the Superintendency to outline the multiple ways of knowing and acting in the complex role of the CEO superintendent.

This scholarly and friendly research- and field-based curricula for district CEOs, workshop planners, and doctoral preparation programs thoroughly examines:

  • District vision and school culture
  • Politics and school governance
  • Internal and external communication
  • Organizing for high performance
  • Curriculum design and delivery
  • Human resource management for student learning

Intended for both practicing and aspiring superintendents, this book will provide the foundation for developing and cultivating the CEO leadership, values, and skills that superintendents will find helpful in moving from simply knowing to becoming the CEO.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. New Directions for CEO Superintendent Preparation
Professional Standards and Licensure

 
Board Certification

 
Relicensure and Professional Development

 
Integrating Theory and Practice in Superintendents' Education

 
Discussion

 
 
2. Organizational Culture
Standard 1. Strategic Leadership and District Culture

 
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Applying the Eight Indicators to the Case Study

 
Discussing the Case

 
 
3. The Politics of School Governance
Standard 2. Policy and Governance

 
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Applying the Five Indicators to the Case Study

 
Discussing the Case

 
 
4. Communications and Community Relations
Standard 3. Communications and Community Relations

 
Applying the 18 Indicators to the Case Study

 
 
5. Management of the Organization, Operations, and Resources
Standard 4. Leadership and Organizational Management and School Finance

 
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Applying the Five Indicators in the Case Study

 
The Case of the Optimistic Budget Projections

 
Applying the Five Indicators to the Case Study

 
 
6. The Technical Core of Educational Administration: Curriculum Planning and Development
Standard 5. Curriculum Planning and Development

 
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Applying the Seven Indicators in the Case Study

 
 
7. Instructional Management
Standard 6. Instructional Management

 
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Applying the Twelve Indicators to the Case Study

 
 
8. Human Resources Management
Standard 7. Staff Evaluation and Personnel Management

 
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Apply the Four Indicators in the Case Study

 
 
9. Values and Ethics
Standard 8. Values and Ethics of Leadership

 
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Applying the Eight Indicators to the Case Study

 
 
10. Leadership Performance Evaluation
Theoretical Frameworks

 
Caveats in Performance Evaluation

 
Research on Performance Standards for Superintendents

 
Measuring the Effectiveness of Preparation Programs

 
School Board Evaluation of Superintendents

 
The Superintendent Executive Assessment Model (SEAM)

 
Applying the Chapter Material to the Case Study

 
 
Epilogue
 
References
 
Index

"Professors, workshop facilitators, school administration students, and superintendents will find the content and authors’ insights to be highly relevant and enlightening."

Theodore J. Kowalski, Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration
University of Dayton

"Educational leadership faculty members across the country are engaging in large-scale renovation of their leadership preparation programs. This book represents an important contemporary effort to provide direction to the construction of a text-anchored curriculum for the preparation of superintendents."

Michelle Young, Executive Director
University Council for Educational Administration

"John Hoyle and his co-authors have done the impossible--they have produced a textbook on the superintendency that is both research based and readable. They have also bridged the gap between the world of those who believe everything is measurable and those who see leadership as spiritual and learning as a work in progress. This is a major addition to the field of educating school system leaders."

Paul Houston, Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators

"Blending theory and practical applications, this book is a must read for those aspiring to or currently in leadership roles in school districts. Unlike texts on the superintendency that are written solely from standards-based or constructivist perspectives, this book draws on multiple approaches in exploring the complexities and changing demands of the superintendent’s role."

Martha McCarthy, Chancellor's Professor
Indiana University
Key features
  • Combines ISSLC and NCATE standards into the benchmark AASA Professional Standards for the Superintendency
  • Examines issues of district vision and school culture
  • Discusses key points about politics and school governance
  • Offers strategies for better internal and external communication
  • Shows how to organize for high performance schools and districts
  • Emphasizes the critical role of curriculum design and delivery
  • Underscores human resource management as a way to improve student learning

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: New Directions for CEO Superintendent Preparation


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