Principals wear many hats, but the most significant role they have is improving teaching and learning so all students are successful. Bridging Leadership and School Improvement: Advice from the Field features narratives of successful principals across multiple states in the US, who have not only improved their schools but have created supportive and inclusive learning communities for both teachers and students. Each practitioner-author discusses an improvement practice that they successfully implemented in their school and key theories that support their practice. This book highlights how successful school leaders bridge theory and practice to improve school cultures, teaching, and learning.
Leslie Ann Locke is a scholar of educational policy and leadership. She has worked and consulted in a variety of educational contexts. At the center of her work is how educational institutions, and leaders in particular, can improve to best serve all students and communities.
Prior to entering the professoriate, Sonya D. Hayes served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in public schools for 22 years. As a successful secondary school principal, she and her faculty earned numerous state and national accolades for their work in school improvement.
Series Editor’s Introduction
Leslie Ann Locke & Sonya Hayes
Living to Serve
Brenda Arthur Miller
Improving School Culture with Systems, Practices, and Data
Reparative Teaching through Shared Transformative Leadership
Empathetic Leadership and Stakeholder Relationships
Hearing Voices: Reflections on Shared Leadership
Distributive Leadership: From Theory to Practice
A Journey through Culture and Disaster to Sustained Student Success
A Seat at the Table
Continuous Improvement Through an Equity Lens
School Leadership through Collective Ownership of Organizational Systems for Continuous Improvement
Individualized Instruction and Progress Monitoring Supported by Digital Learning
About the Contributors