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Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance

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This is a powerful guidebook for new principals. More than that, it also contains valuable insight and examples to assist veteran principals in growing and improving professionally. (Kimberly Kay Janisch, Principal)

I feel that this is a book principals will be interested in purchasing and reading. It has practical advice and relevant examples of how the advice can and has been implemented. (Phillip Silsby, Principal)

I could hear the voices of some of the principals who were interviewed speaking to me. The author clearly knows how to gather information and present it in a meaningful way. (Bonnie Tryon, Zone 2 Director)

It is a valuable resource, a must-read, for current and prospective principals who wish to become exemplars in school leadership and management. (Flordeliza Reyes, Educational Leadership and Management Department)

The usefulness of this book clearly lies in the author's treatment of the traits and in the resource guide and facilitator's guide at the end. The content is rich with stimulating ideas that would inspire even the most seasoned administrator. (The School Administrator, March 2004)

10 Traits of Highly Effective Principals is a 'must-read' for any practitioner or aspiring principal needing direction, mental stimulation, or self-renewal. (Principal Magazine, March/April 2004)

"In all of the books I have read, this is far and away the best. Finally, a book where someone gets it! And wrapping up the book with a discussion of servant leadership is brilliant. I put these books in the hands of all of our principals, and each month at our district admin meetings, one of us presents on a chapter and opens it up for discussion. Everyone loves it and is on board. I have always been proud of the culture of our school, but this book is really helping all of us get on the same page and get the true purpose of our daily lives in education." (Brent M. Hodges, Assistant Headmaster 2009-01-26)

From the Back Cover

Highly effective principals have strong communication skills, high levels of knowledge about teaching and learning, and the abililty to provide instructional leadership. This excellent, new resource provides principals, administrative teams, and educators with tremendous resources to hone these skills and traits.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin (May 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761946195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761946199
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #362,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins, EdD, has served as a teacher, a librarian, a principal, and an assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts.

Dr. McEwan-Adkins has been honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the 1991 National Distinguished Principal from Illinois.

Dr. McEwan-Adkins is the author of more than 35 books for parents and educators. Her titles include Teach Them All to Read; and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools. Her work can be further explored at solution-tree.com

She received an undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and a master's degree in library science and a doctorate in educational administration from Northern Illinois University.

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This book was excellent in detailing traits that successful principals do. As someone looking to get into administration, it was really helpful to get my "head in the game."
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My wife has convinced my to sell back all my graduate books but this one I am going to hold onto. It will be beneficial when I become an administrator.
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I love this book - there are great ideas and things to think about:) This is a very quick read, also.
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Excellent book for educators and leaders in Education. This book is a step-by-step guide to effective leadership and is written by an author who knows whereof she speaks. Would recommend this book for the ideas and encouragement it imparts to those who lead in today's school environment. The ten steps are listed prominently and expanded to show not just what the ten steps are but how to implement them in one's daily programs. This was purchased as a gift to my principal daughter but I read it cover-to-cover and from the feedback I received from her, I believe it will supplement her excellent training and experience and enhance the ways she can serve -- a tribute to her devotion to the teachers and students in her school.
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