Effective Superintendent-School Board Practices: Strategies for Developing and Maintaining Good Relationships With Your Board

'The authors fill a gap in the literature by providing a practical, experience-based look at how superintendents should approach the most important relationship in their professional lives. Working effectively with school boards is what it is all about, and this book shows you how' - Paul D. Houston, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators 'This book provides practical insights and useful ideas to help district leaders who are serious about keeping the educational interest of children first among their priorities' - Pedro A. Noguera, Professor, New York University Effective Superintendent-School Board Practices helps governors and school management team members develop an effective team that prioritizes quality teaching and learning. Designed for practising and aspiring governors and school management team members, this exceptional book relates the everyday experiences and challenges faced by this important team. Combining 84 years of service in urban, rural, and suburban school districts, the authors offer: * Real-life vignettes that highlight problems, successes, key points, and useful practices * Indispensable information on building relationships, creating a team, managing conflict, and staying focused on priorities * Reflective practice questions and self-assessments throughout This rich resource offers knowledge, skills, and strategies to teach and inspire current and future leaders, based on the experiences of practitioners who have learned what works and what doesn't, leaving valuable time to focus on student achievement.