From the Desk of the Middle School Principal: Leadership Responsive to the Needs of Young Adolescents
- Publish Date: 2002-12-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Kathleen Brown;Vincent Anfara
An honest and insightful look at the real world of middle school leadership. Grounded in the belief that schools should be responsive to the developmental needs of their students, the authors explore the distinct nature of the middle school, the appropriate responses required from middle school principals, and introduce a model for developmentally responsive leadership. At its heart, the book describes the strategies and best practices employed by middle level principals who are struggling to implement the middle school concept in their schools. It focuses on the seven critical themes of school leadership based on the practical experiences of real world principals and the needs of the early adolescent. This is an important book for aspiring and practicing middle school principals, board members, teachers, and parents who are intent upon building the close-knit community that is at the heart of the middle school.