Publication Date: July 19, 2006
An excellent resource for aspiring and experienced instructional leaders, this popular text reveals a practical model of leadership for teacher leaders, principals, and school teams. It honors the working realities of schools and highlights interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and qualities essential to successful school leadership. This completely updated second edition features:
Critical Acclaim for the First Edition of Cultivating Leadership in Schools!
"Donaldson provides an insightful, powerful, three-stream, school-based leadership model for principals and teachers alike. This is an exceptional resource."
"Offers many excellent suggestions for bringing together those in the school community who want to work more effectively to enhance and improve their school."
— American School Board Journal
"I wish I had had Cultivating Leadership in Schools as my partner during my own turbulent days as a school principal!"
—Roland S. Barth, Founder, Harvard Principals' Center
"Offers practical solutions through a leadership model that more closely reflects a school organization."
—Gayle Moller, Western Carolina University
"Wonderful, wise, and well said…"
—Deborah Meier, Founder, Central Park East High School, New York City
"Sets a new standard….A must read for school faculties who want to come together to work more effectively for kids."
—Thomas J. Sergiovanni, Center for Educational Leadership, Trinity University, San Antonio
Gordon A. Donaldson, Jr. is a Professor of Education at the University of Maine.
“Sharing a journey with Donaldson might be just the right prescription for a school community that wants to be successful in supporting each other, attending to the needs of students and finding ways to renew a commitment to what matters.”
—The School Administrator