The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning is the most comprehensive, complete handbook for the superintendency. It grew out of extensive funding and professional development from the highly-respected Danforth Foundation, and examines the role of the superintendent through field-based research with over 150 superintendents over ten years. Intended for urban, rural, and suburban superintendents, the book is designed to help these district leaders improve their effectiveness, learn from best practices, and fully understand the tenets of NCLB and other critical legislation. As a fieldbook, the book reflects stories, anecdotes, and vignettes from practicing superintendents and is truly a practitioner-friendly resource for school leaders.
About the Authors
II. Leading Your Schools
III. Coping With Governance Challenges
IV. Understanding Standards and Assessment
V. Addressing Race and Class
VI. Developing Your Principals
VII. Collaborating With Your Allies
VIII. Engaging Your Community
IX. So What Does All This Mean?
Appendix A: The Forum for the American School Superintendent
Appendix B: Members of the Forum for the American School Superintendent
Appendix C: Contributors