1st Edition

The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year Creating Instructional Momentum

By Shawn Joseph Copyright 2012
    144 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    144 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    For veteran principals, new principals, and aspiring principals, this book is a valuable resource for building instructional momentum during the beginning of the school year. Educational leadership expert Shawn Joseph guides administrators through five key areas:

    • Vision
    • Instructional Leadership
    • Politics
    • Data
    • Planning

    With detailed timelines, practical advice, and ready-to-use resources, Joseph explains the essential steps to leadership success that will continue throughout the school year.

    Supplemental Downloads available to book-buyers!

    1. Become the Great Communicator: The Power of a Shared Vision
    2. Lead Others by Design
    3. Think Like a Mayor
    4. Party Like a Data Rock Star
    5. Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan
    Master Timeline for the First 100 Days


    Dr. Shawn Joseph's passion for educating children and adults has led him to serve in a number of positions in the world of education. He has been an English teacher, a reading specialist, a team leader, an assistant principal, a principal, and a central office administrator. He is also the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles focusing on principal preparation, and his research interests include principal preparation, principal development, school improvement planning, and school/community relationships.Dr. Joseph earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a Masters in Education from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Doctorate in Education from The George Washington University.In 2009, Dr. Joseph was honored by his peers as the National Association of Secondary School Administrator's Met-Life Middle School Principal of the Year for the State of Maryland. He was selected as a finalist for the National Principal of the Year Award, but his nomination was withdrawn due to being promoted to become a central office administrator in the school district that employed him. In 2010, Dr. Joseph was the recipient of the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of Educational Leadership.Dr. Joseph is currently the Director of School Performance at Montgomery County Public Schools and an adjunct professor for The George Washington University and McDaniel College. He is married with two children, and he resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He can be reached at [email protected].