The Literacy Leadership Guide for Elementary Principals goes beyond the basic standards and principles for guiding elementary principals to improve school literacy achievement scores and delivers powerful examples of how the role of school leaders influence student learning through an approach that encompasses joy, autonomy and collaboration.
This book inspired me to reflect on the significance of my role as literacy leader and make the necessary efforts to refine my focus to where it is needed most- the foundational joys of teaching, learning, and leading.
If you’re initial passion and purpose has been blurred with daily operations, meetings, and school scores, this book is a must read! The Literacy Leadership Guidebook renewed my passion as a literacy leader. The book is written by experts that understand the complexities of the challenges of school leadership and offers practical guidance about what literacy leaders can do to accomplish fundamental change for the ultimate goal of literate, happy students and employees.
— Earlisha J. Whitfield, Ed.S, NBCT, assistant principal, Iberville Charter Academy
The Literacy Leadership Guide for Elementary School Principals: Reclaiming Teacher Autonomy and Joy will resonate with school leaders, classroom teachers, and literacy advocates. This text provides a refreshing view on teacher support through describing the value of joy. The authors also note the erosion of instructional autonomy relative to literacy teaching and learning. As a principal, this text has the power to influence decision-making that will create and sustain literacy beliefs and positive school culture where risk-taking is not only valued but celebrated.
— Nakia Perkins, Ed.S, Elementary School Principal