Leading School Culture through Teacher Voice and Agency helps school leaders uncover, understand, and build the skill set to engage teachers in the work of school culture as they navigate the changes needed to improve the achievement for all students. This book presents a Framework for School Culture that explores how school culture, when acted upon through teacher voice and agency, is an untapped resource that can move schools forward. By supporting teacher voice and agency, the school and its teachers and leaders move toward taking collective responsibility for sustaining a culture of improvement that is stronger and more responsive.
This research-grounded book is rich in practical tools to help leaders work with teachers, ensuring all the educators in a school are taking ownership over their own learning and developing the skills to reshape school culture to ensure students, teachers, and community members thrive.
Table of Contents
1. Teacher Voice and Agency, 2. Understanding and Framing School Culture, 3. Understanding Functional and Dysfunctional Cultures, 4. Transforming School Culture is a Human Endeavor, 5. Professional Learning Cultures Grow People and Systems, 6. The Social Dynamics that Build School Culture, 7. Leveraging Culture to Stabilize the School House, 8. It’s All About Culture
Sally J. Zepeda is Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia, USA.
Philip D. Lanoue is an Educational Consultant and the 2015 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year, USA.
Grant M. Rivera is Superintendent of Marietta City Schools, Georgia, USA.
David R. Shafer is Chief Entrepreneur with Cognia, Inc., and he serves as School Board Director with the Spring-Ford Area School District, Pennsylvania, USA.