Bob Marzano and Tim Waters have made sense of a vast amount of research on the impact of school leadership at the district level. They have proven that clear direction and focused leadership through defined autonomy have a positive impact on student achievement. Marzano and Waters have an uncanny ability to translate theory into action, and they have done it again in District Leadership That Works. This book can guide the ongoing efforts at the district level to support the work going on in schools. --Bill Harrison, Chairman/CEO, State Board of Education and the Public Schools of North Carolina
About the Author
Dr. Robert Marzano is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Centennial, Colorado, and Senior Scholar at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of thirty books, one hundred and fifty articles and chapters in books, and one hundred sets of curriculum materials for teachers and students in grades K-12. During his forty years in public education, Dr. Marzano has worked in every state and in many countries in Europe and Asia. The central theme in his work has been translating research and theory into practical programs and tools for K-12 teachers and administrators. His works include: The Art and Science of Teaching, Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work, What Works in Schools: Translating Research Into Action, School Leadership That Works, Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, Classroom Management That Works, Classroom Instruction That Works, Transforming Classroom Grading, and A Different Kind of Classroom. Dr. Timothy Waters is executive director of Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) and has been with the organization since 1993. Prior to joining McREL, Dr. Waters was superintendent of schools in Greeley, Colorado, where he led a seven-year effort of systemic reform to ensure the success of every student. This standards-based effort resulted in dramatic achievement gains for students and, in particular, for minority students and disadvantaged children. Dr. Waters has expertise in the theory and application of systemic change processes in educational systems and in the implementation of effective reform. Previous positions also include special adviser for education to the governor of Arizona, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, principal, assistant principal, dean of students, and teacher.