Building a Bridge to Success: From Program Improvement to Excellence by Bonita M. DroletBuilding a Bridge to Success: From Program Improvement to Excellence by Bonita M. Drolet

Building a Bridge to Success: From Program Improvement to Excellence

byBonita M. Drolet, Deborah Turner

Paperback | September 16, 2010

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Principals want all students to bridge the achievement gap. Sometimes they just don't know how to make it happen. This book looks at what successful principals do to close the achievement gap and move their schools from one that needs improvement to one that is succeeding for all students. With current federal legislation, a principal who does not reach the proficiency mandates on the prescribed timetable ends up with a great deal of second guessing and community outcry. How can a principal avoid that result and instead be recognized as someone who went above and beyond to be sure that all of the students crossed the gap successfully in the right place and at the right time? In this book, the authors provide principals with the 'how' to exit Program Improvement, the 'protocol for success' that professionals in other fields have access to on a daily basis. Principals reading this handbook will have at their fingertips detailed descriptions of the behaviors needed to build success.
Bonita (Bonnie) Drolet is the coauthor of the best seller, Building Teams, Building People which she wrote with her husband, Thomas Harvey. Together, Drolet and Harvey have created a dynamic consulting business, Management by Design. Deborah Turner is director of curriculum and instruction K-12, for the largest land area district in Ca...
Title:Building a Bridge to Success: From Program Improvement to ExcellenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.41 inPublished:September 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607097966

ISBN - 13:9781607097969

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Building the Bridge to Success Chapter 2 Shared Beliefs and Goal Setting Chapter 3 Focus on Teaching and Learning Chapter 4 Encouraging Collaboration and Decision Making Chapter 5 Strengthening Communication Chapter 6 Monitoring Success Chapter 7 Providing Support Chapter 8 Focus on Relationships Chapter 9 Change and Adaptation Chapter 10 One Principal's Defeat Chapter 11 One Principal's Bridge to Excellence Chapter 12 Epilogue

Editorial Reviews

This book is a hands-on opportunity to change and move your school towards success. I appreciate the practical application strategies and suggestions that can be implemented now. Building a Bridge to Success helps all instructional leaders have a to-do list for success at their school. An engaging read, with simple yet excellent activities to initiate immediately, this book doesn't make you wait for leadership success. Use this book, and it is yours now!