The First-Year Experiences of Successful Superintendents by Kerry RobertsThe First-Year Experiences of Successful Superintendents by Kerry Roberts

The First-Year Experiences of Successful Superintendents

byKerry Roberts, Shellie L. Hanna, Sid T. Womack

Paperback | March 1, 2012

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These qualitative case studies give the prospective superintendent a real-life look at life on the other side of the district CEO's desk. Two dozen superintendents reflect upon their first challenges and growth opportunities that arose during that all-important first year. They tell it like it is, no sugar-coating. The experiences they listed, in each of the 13 chapters, are invaluable to new or beginning superintendents. This book is also helpful for the superintendent mentor as they assist new superintendents in being successful.
Dr. Kerry Roberts currently is an assistant professor in the Superintendent Program at Stephen F. Austin State University. He received a doctorate in 1983 from Washington State University in school administration and has over 10 years of superintendent experience. Dr. Shellie Hanna earned her doctorate in school administration at O...
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Title:The First-Year Experiences of Successful SuperintendentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.02 × 5.94 × 0.39 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610487095

ISBN - 13:9781610487092

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Table of Contents

Your Authors 3Introduction 51. What Kind of People Become Superintendents? 92. What the "Moving In" Day was like 223. What Kinds of People Visit Superintendents Right Away? 304. Discovery: The Real State of the Fiscal Union 375. That First Board Meeting 486. First Meeting with Supervisory Staff 567. What was the first encounter with an angry parent or patron like? 658. School property and the "proprietary role" 80 9. School bond elections 8410. First Significant Legal Challenge 9911. First Evaluation of Supervisory/Administrative Staff 11512. Trends in Academic Achievement the First Year(s) 12713. Knowing When It is Time to Move 138References 157

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How long does it take to make the transition to superintendent - to be competent, comfortable and committed in the position? Is the superintendency for you? Job fit and making a smooth transition are critical to one's success in the superintendency. The authors Roberts, Hanna and Womack address these survival questions. Where the literature has been silent the authors provide voice. The book is rich with sage advice from new superintendents and the authors provide conceptual understanding of what it takes to be a superintendent. Each chapter ends with reflective questions to help the reader begin the journey into leadership. This is a must read for anyone anticipating or beginning the superintendency.