Title You’re the Principal! Now What?
Subtitle Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders
Author Jen Schwanke
ISBN 9789387925472
List price Rs 995.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 356
Book size 153 x 241 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon.

Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common and most daunting challenges of the principalship, including

  • Establishing productive professional relationships
  • Building and maintaining a positive school culture
  • Resolving conflict among staff and parents
  • Providing effective instructional leadership
  • Supporting students’ social-emotional needs
  • Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback
  • Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates
  • Managing the facility and the budget
  • Providing focused and budget-friendly professional development
  • Prioritizing responsibilities
  • Learning from student and schoolwide data
  • Planning for future growth and change
  • Working through behavior and discipline issues
  • Hiring quality teachers and supporting new ones
  • Leading effective meetings
  • Maintaining balance

The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think. “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful work of being a principal.




Chapter 1. Meeting Your Staff, Students, and Parents

Chapter 2. Building and Maintaining a Positive School Culture

Chapter 3. Establishing Good Habits for Balancing Priorities

Chapter 4. Providing Effective Instructional Leadership

Chapter 5. Conducting Staff Evaluations and Delivering Feedback

Chapter 6. Providing Focused and Budget-Friendly Professional Development

Chapter 7. Approaching Student and Schoolwide Data

Chapter 8. Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of All Learners

Chapter 9. Working Through Behavior and Discipline Issues

Chapter 10. Managing Adult Conflicts: Parents

Chapter 11. Managing Adult Conflicts: Parents and Staff

Chapter 12. Leading Effective Meetings

Chapter 13. Keeping Up with District, State, and Federal Mandates

Chapter 14. Managing Your Facility

Chapter 15. Managing Your Budget

Chapter 16. Planning for Growth and Change

Chapter 17. Hiring Quality Teachers and Supporting New Ones

Chapter 18. Maintaining Balance

Concluding Thoughts


About the Author


About the Author:

Jen Schwanke began her career as a language arts educator in 1998, developing a particular passion for literacy instruction and pedagogy along the way. She is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio. A graduate instructor in educational leadership, she has written frequently for literacy and educational leadership publications.


Target Audience:

For Principals and teachers.


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