This book provides the busiest leaders with an accessible set of tools that can immediately be deployed to positively impact their school. Authors Ronald Williamson and Barbara R. Blackburn explore the COMPASS model—Culture; Ownership and Shared Vision; Managing Data; Professional Development; Advocacy; Shared Accountability; and Structures to Sustain Success—as an overall framework for school improvement. Chapters include in-depth discussions of easy-to-implement, useful strategies for improvement and address the most common concerns facing today’s school leaders. Supplemented with templates, charts, and other adaptable tools for ongoing, practical use, 7 Strategies for Improving Your School is your key guide to school improvement.
Table of Contents
Meet the Authors
Chapter 1 Overview and Introduction of the COMPASS Model for School Improvement
Chapter 2 A Positive and Supportive Culture
Chapter 3 Ownership and Shared Vision
Chapter 4 Managing Data
Chapter 5 Professional Development
Chapter 6 Advocacy
Chapter 7 Shared Accountability
Chapter 8 Structures to Support School Improvement
Chapter 9 Improving Your School: Making It Happen
Chapter 10 Common Concerns
Ronald Williamson is Professor of Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University, USA. He is a former principal, central office administrator, and Executive Director of the National Middle School Association (now AMLE).
Barbara R. Blackburn, a "Top 30 Global Guru in Education," is a bestselling author and sought-after consultant. She was an award-winning professor at Winthrop University and has taught students of all ages. In addition to speaking at conferences worldwide, she also regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators.