Lead With Me, 2nd Edition provides courageous principals with the tools for partnering with teachers in the student learning and improvement process. This practical guide explains the skills teacher leaders need and offers advice for principals who wish to engage teachers in learning these skills. Packed with stories and examples from educators in the field, this second edition explores how to:
- Build mutual trust and accountability with teachers and faculty
- Encourage and facilitate professional development
- Carefully manage the distribution of power and authority by involving faculty members in decision-making.
The revised second edition provides a variety of helpful tools—PowerPoint presentations, reflection questions, activities for professional learning sessions, and annotated lists of additional resources—that can be downloaded as eResources: www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138785588.
Table of Contents
Meet the Authors
Part 1 Taking Responsibility for Intentional Leadership
1 Ushering in a New View of Leading and Learning
2 Investigating the Vision, the Roles, and the Reasons
3 Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Part 2 Putting the Principles into Action
4 Building Positive Relationships
5 Distributing Power and Authority
6 Aligning Teacher Leadership with Professional Learning
Part 3 Supporting and Sustaining Teacher Leadership
7 Creating a Context of Support for Teacher Leaders
8 Sustaining Teacher Leading and Learning
Anita M. Pankake is an independent dissertation editor and coach. She was formerly Professor and Director of the Doctoral program in Educational Leadership at the University of Texas Pan American. Prior to her work in higher education she was a teacher, team leader, assistant principal, and principal.
Chuey Abrego is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Texas Rio Grade Valley. He was a teacher, administrator in the Texas Education Agency, high school assistant principal, and middle school principal before moving to the university.
"Lead with Me, 2nd Edition transported me back to the fundamentals of my administrative roots, reminding me that the health of any educational community is contingent upon the effective use of distributed leadership and staff members feeling a sense of purpose within their organization. Dr. Pankake and Dr. Abrego provide crucial insights in building capacity for teacher leadership. Lead with Me is an effective tool for any aspiring or experienced administrator."
Pam Castleman, Director of Continuing Education, Ventura County Office of Education, CA
"This book demystifies many of the common pitfalls that administrators fall victim to as they try to establish teacher leadership in their school. I really enjoyed reading this book and am considering ways to incorporate these principles into my daily leadership activities and organization!"
Joey L. Washington, Ed.D. Administrator, Galena Park High School, Galena Park, TX