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Principal Accomplishments

How School Leaders Succeed

G. Thomas Bellamy Connie L. Fulmer Michael J. Murphy Rodney Muth Joseph F. Murphy

224 pages
Teachers College Press
This innovative book outlines a comprehensive strategy to help principals succeed amid increasingly difficult circumstances. The authors take a fresh approach to the principalship by focusing on the accomplishments needed to support student learning. Realizing these accomplishments requires simultaneous leadership in four domains—creating sustainable goals, developing a strategic focus, practicing effective action, and building social and civic capital. They show why these accomplishments and leadership domains are important to a principal’s success and how they can be achieved. This groundbreaking text is an essential resource: For administrators—providing a framework for school leadership that will stimulate the kind of reflection, analysis, and action that improves individual practice. For educators—outlining an accomplishment-minded model that can be applied to school leadership preparation. For policymakers—presenting a conceptual foundation for change that addresses today’s emphasis on accountability and standards.
Author Bio
G. Thomas Bellamy is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington Bothell. Connie L. Fulmer is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. Michael J. Murphy is Professor Emeritus of Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies at University of Colorado at Denver. Rodney Muth is Professor of Educational Administration and Policy in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado at Denver.