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High-Impact Leadership for High-Impact Schools
The Actions That Matter Most

ISBN 9781596670761
Published January 23, 2008 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

What is a high-impact school? One which achieves higher than expected results. And how do those schools achieve those results? The principal is the critical element in determining the kind of impact the school will have on its students.

This book presents specific knowledge and practical strategies for school leaders to help them reach high standards of excellence. It focuses on these five areas of action-
1. It's about the mission, not the mission statement.
2. High expectations for each and every student.
3. Building communities of learners.
4. Teachers are the silver bullet.
5. Creating a coherent system for continuous improvement.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Chapter 1: It's About the Mission, Not the Mission Statement
Chapter 2: High Expectations for Each and Every Student
Chapter 3: Building Communities of Learners
Chapter 4: Teachers Are the Silver Bullet
Chapter 5: Creating a Coherent System for Continuous Improvement

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Pamela S. Salazar spent 30 years in public school education where she served as a middle school and high school teacher, department chair, assistant principal, principal, and principal on special assignment for mentoring and coaching new principals. She recently entered higher education, where she is an assistant professor and coordinator of the collaborative principal preparation program in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas teaching courses in instructional leadership, school improvement, professional development, and leading change. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and professional development.Pam has written numerous articles, chapters, and monographs in the areas of instructional leadership, professional development, and the principalship. She has made over 100 presentations, including district, state, regional, and national conferences, for both administrators and teachers on becoming more effective at creating high-performing schools. She is the coeditor of The Rural Educator, an international journal. Her editorial board service has included: NASSP Bulletin, NASSP Connections, Connexions, Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Education Leadership Review, and the Journal of School Public Relations.Pam is married to Tom, and they have three children, Jason, Cortney, and Cresen, plus three grandchildren, Jason Jr., Ryan, and Jenna.