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1st Edition

Building a Culture of Support
Strategies for School Leaders

ISBN 9781596672277
Published November 2, 2012 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

Written in a down-to-earth and people-first style, this book is for principals and aspiring school leaders. Caposey shares insightful advice and meaningful examples for building a healthy school culture. Learn the essential strategies that will help you transform and improve your school by embodying a service mindset and focusing on supporting the mission and vision, the professionals in the building, the students, and the community as a whole.

This is also an ideal guide for students in a principal preparation course—demonstrating how a culture of support is at the heart of all successful school improvement efforts.

Table of Contents

1. Fostering a Culture of Support
Vision, Mission, and Goals
The Professionals
The Students
The Community

2. The Vision, Mission, and Goals
Starting from the Ground Up
School Improvement Plans

3. The Professionals
Define Expectations
Difficult Conversations
Lead Professional Development
Everybody Is a Leader (Shared Leadership)

4. The Students
Lead Instruction
Students’ Social and Emotional Challenges
Learner-Focused Education
Classroom Management

5. The Community
Schools Are Central to Community Pride
Community Service
Call to Action: Lead Change


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"PJ breaks down the complex concepts of school culture and school improvement into easily digestible pieces with concrete suggestions for implementation. Building a Culture of Support is an excellent resource for any current or aspiring school leader."

—Dr. Todd Whitaker, noted education expert and author of the best-selling book, What Great Principals Do Differently