Nothing's Impossible: Leadership Lessons From Inside And Outside The Classroom by Lorraine MonroeNothing's Impossible: Leadership Lessons From Inside And Outside The Classroom by Lorraine Monroe

Nothing's Impossible: Leadership Lessons From Inside And Outside The Classroom

byLorraine Monroe

Paperback | April 9, 1999

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In 1991, Dr. Lorraine Monroe founded the Frederick Douglass Academy, a public school in Harlem, in the belief that caring instructors, a disciplined but creative environment, and a refusal to accept mediocrity could transform the lives of inner-city kids. Her experiment was a huge success. Today the Academy is one of the finest schools in the country, sending graduates to Ivy League colleges and registering the third highest SAT scores in New York City. The key to its success: a unique leadership method Monroe calls the "Monroe Doctrine," which she developed through decades as a teacher and principal in some of America's toughest schools. In this book Monroe tells her own remarkable story and explains her "Doctrine" through pithy, memorable rules and observations and a host of wonderful true stories. This is an inspiring read for both new and experienced educators—and for anyone who wants to succeed in the face of seemingly impossible odds.
Dr. Lorraine Monroe has over thirty years of experience as a teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools, most recently as principal of the Frederick Douglass Academy, widely hailed as a model of effective inner-city education. She is currently director of the School Leadership Academy, a new program to teach strategi...
Title:Nothing's Impossible: Leadership Lessons From Inside And Outside The ClassroomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.62 × 0.5 inPublished:April 9, 1999Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891620207

ISBN - 13:9781891620201

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Based on her experiences as the founder of the Frederick Douglas Academy in Harlem, the author shares with readers her spiritual and practical advice for creating a successful school environment and transforming a troubled one. She also emphasizes the importance of leadership in a school and introduces readers to the leadership program she has developed and endorses as an inspirational speaker in Nothing’s Impossible. Dr. Lorraine Monroe’s motivates new and experienced educators, parents, students and community leaders.