This book presents current and aspiring school leaders with strategies, techniques, and recommended tips used by effective school administrators. It also shares selected principles and strategies used that assisted school leaders in maintaining their roles as effective instructional leaders and change agents for their schools. School leaders gain information and techniques they make use to increase their knowledge and skill based from veteran administrators who have been able to stay the course as they encounter challenges and changes faced throughout their career as school leaders.
Sheila E. Sapp, a recently retired teacher and administrator, has devoted forty-five years to children as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, curriculum director, and college supervisor for Practicum students. She and an associate founded an educational consulting business to serve teachers, school leaders, students, and parents.
Dr. Ann Proctor
Chapter 1- Tried and True Principles: Foundational Building Blocks for Developing Resiliency
Chapter 2- The Good, Bad, and Ugly: Learning Lessons from Successes, Messes, and Mistakes
Chapter 3- Time and Energy Stealers: Managing High Maintenance and Problem Personnel
Chapter 4- School Leaders Need Love Too: Coping with Criticism, Stress, and Anxiety
Chapter 5- If Only You Could Do It Over Again: Looking Back and Moving Forward
About the Author
As a professional colleague and personal friend of Dr. Sheila Sapp, I am proud to endorse her book, Staying the Course: A Guide of Best Practices for a School Leader. I found within these pages words of truthful experience, practical wisdom, and inspiration. I highly recommend it for aspiring school leaders
In an increasingly rigorous academic culture, Staying the Course: Guide of Best Practices for School Leaders is a must read for both new and veteran school leaders. Dr. Sheila Sapp offers a realistic look into the daily life of a school leader and delivers a current and relevant guide that is both practical and hands on. Staying the Course can be used as a checkpoint and reflection tool for future and current leaders that desire to be highly effective by using best practices.
This “must-have” handbook will brilliantly help you resolve your every day challenges on the job. Trust me! You’ll be glad you kept it in your office for daily reference.
Staying the Course is a masterful guide for both aspiring and current leaders. Dr. Sapp's experience and insight are revealed through this book, which provides practical and easily implementable approaches to effective leadership.