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Dana L. Bickmore is an associate professor in the Educational, Policy, and Leadership program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research explores principal leadership in middle and charter schools. Her research is informed by her 28 years in public education as a teacher, principal, and district administrator. Dr. Bickmore has authored numerous research articles examining school principal leadership.
Marytza A. Gawlik is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department at Florida State University. Dr. Gawlik’s research examines various aspects of charter schools including leadership, accountability, autonomy, succession and socialization. Her work spans a decade and she has authored several research articles related to charter school leadership and policy.
Situating the Charter School Principalship
Marytza A. Gawlik and Dana L. Bickmore
The First Principal: Perspectives on Founding a Charter School
Marisa Cannata, Zaia Thambre, and Grant Thomas
A Culture of Caring and Engagement: The Case of School Leadership at Cedarlane Academy
Jeff Walls, Jisu Ryu, and Jason Johnson
Principal Change in an Existing Charter School: What Happens to Mission, Vision, and Culture?
Dana L. Bickmore
Transformative Charter School Leaders: Tempered Radicalism in Practice
Conclusion: Confirming and Expanding an Understanding of the Charter Principalship
Dana L. Bickmore and Marytza A. Gawlik
About the Authors
Bickmore and Gawlik’s book is an important and timely addition to the field of charter school research. Full of interesting and in-depth studies, it is useful to researchers and practitioners alike who seek to understand the experiences of charter school leaders.
— Catherine DiMartino, Associate Professor, Department of Administration and Instructional Leadership, St. John's University School of Education
Through in-depth case studies that each illuminate the unique challenges and opportunities for leaders in charter schools, this volume is the first to present not only a comprehensive assessment of what we know and don’t know about the charter school principal, but also, importantly, specific guidelines for practitioners. And after 25 years of charter school policies, these new insights are sorely needed.
— Huriya Jabbar, Assistant Professor, Educational Policy and Planning, Dept. of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin