Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 5½ x 8¾
978-1-4758-3054-5 • Paperback • October 2016 • $26.00 • (£19.99)
978-1-4758-3055-2 • eBook • October 2016 • $24.50 • (£18.99)
Barbara D. Culp has dedicated forty-three years of her life to education as an elementary and middle school teacher, a principal, and a clinical supervisor. She recently founded a tutorial service for public, private, charter and parochial schools, and offers workshops and training programs on classroom management and differentiated instruction.
Part One: Wisdom for Your School
Part Two: Wisdom for Your People
Part Three: Wisdom for You
Final Words: Always a Principal
About the Author
I am immensely delighted Dr. Barbara Culp is sharing her insightful and valuable pearls of wisdom with school administrators worldwide. Her collection of down-to-earth and no-nonsense advice is a must-read for all current and aspiring principals. With forty-three years of experience as an educator and elementary school principal, Dr. Culp effectively captures in this book the true essence of what is needed to be a successful instructional leader in the twenty-first century.
— Sheila E. Sapp, principal of Crooked River Elementary School, Camden County Schools System, St. Marys, Georgia
This is a riveting, motivational, and enthralling must read for those in school based leadership positions or aspiring principals, Very practical with real life anecdotes in leadership.
— Vincent D. Murray, executive principal, Atlanta Public Schools
Barbara Culp offers a compendium of common sense for the principal of any school. The book is an excellent resource for persons that are considering becoming an educational leader. It provides a perspective of what skills and attitudes are necessary to become a successful leader at any level from elementary through central office. A quick read, it is a promising resource for those who have spent time as a school or system leader in that it provides a checklist of sorts about the things that should be going on in a successful school or school system. I recommend Barbara Culp’s book to any aspiring or veteran educator who desires a refreshing view of common sense for educators.
— Jimmy C. Stokes, EdD, executive director, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders
Dr. Culp has finally put in print the valuable and useful facts, ideas, and skills that she imparted on to me when she served as my mentor. The powerful information that she disclosed helped me to become a successful principal in a large urban inner school system. I am so pleased that this wealth of useful knowledge is now being shared with all principals, whether they are new, seasoned or just aspiring to become a principal.
— Tiny F. Davis, principal, Atlanta Public Schools