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Successful School Leadership Programs
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, offers a recent publication highlighting novel programs that have been shown to produce talented, successful school leaders. Click on one of the links below to learn more about these nontraditional programs aimed at recruiting strong instructional leaders. Find free ordering information at www.edpubs.org.
Boston Principal Fellows, Boston
First Ring Leadership Academy, Cleveland, Ohio
LAUNCH (Leadership Academy and Urban Network for Chicago), Chicago
NJ EXCEL (New Jersey Expedited Certification for Educational Leadership), Monroe Township, New Jersey
New Leaders for New Schools, New York; Chicago; Washington, DC; Memphis, Tennessee; and the San Francisco Bay Area
Principals Excellence Program, Pike County, Kentucky
Resources on Educational Leadership
Lashway, L. (2002). Developing instructional leaders. Eric Digest 160. Eugene, OR: Clearinghouse on Educational Policy and Management. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from
Barkely, S., Bottom, G., Feagin, C. H., & Clark, S. (2001). Leadership matters: Building leadership capacity. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.sreb.org/main/Leadership/pubs/01V18_LeadershipMatters.pdf (Adobe® Reader® PDF 90 KB)
Behar-Horenstein, L. S. (1995). Promoting effective school leadership: A change-oriented model for the preparation of principals. Peabody Journal of Education, 70(2), 18-23. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=96243087
Dunn, R., & DeBello, T. C. (Eds.). (1999). Improved test scores, attitudes, and behaviors in America's schools supervisors' success stories. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=26000694
Freeston, K. R. (1992). Getting started with TQM. Educational Leadership, 50(3), 10-13.
Fullan, M. (1998). Leadership for the 21st century: Breaking the bonds of dependency. Educational Leadership, 55(7), 6-10.
Garubo, R. C., & Rothstein, S. W. (1998). Supportive supervision in school. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=26185358
Hoachlander, G., Alt, M., & Beltranena, R. (2001). Leading school improvement: What research says: A review of the literature. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.sreb.org/main/ leadership/pubs/ 01V04_LeadingSchool_Improvement.pdf (Adobe Reader PDF 145 KB)
Johnston, H. (2002). Leadership for literacy: High school principals and the reading challenge. Omaha, NE: The Principals' Partnership. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.principalspartnership.com/feature302.html
Waters, T., Marzano, R. J., & McNaulty, B. (2003). Balanced leadership: What 30 years of research tells us about the effect of leadership on student achievement. Aurora, CO: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.mcrel.org/PDF/LeadershipOrganizationDevelopment/ 5031RR_BalancedLeadership.pdf (Adobe Reader PDF 176 KB)
Wendel, F. C., Hoke, F. A., & Joekel, R. G. (1996). Outstanding school administrators: Their keys to success. Westport, CT: Praeger. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=6825758