The School Administrator

June 1999The Triumphant SuperintendentThe job's shining moments arise from visionary leadership

Features

  • Safeguarding Rights, Minimizing Exposure

    by NATHAN L. ESSEX

    An educational law expert offers 10 guidelines for how to maintain safe schools without trampling on the constitutional rights of disruptive students. Nathan Essex is a professor of educational law and educational leadership and dean of the College of Education at University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.

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  • How Safe Are Your Schools?

    by KATE STETZNER


    The superintendent in Butte, Mont., the only K-12 administrative appointee to a presidential task force on youth violence, finds federal resources available for a comprehensive local initiative. Also: Butte's Comprehensive Tack on Violence Prevention.

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  • The Triumphant Superintendent

    by JOHN R. HOYLE


    Despite the job's mounting pressures, school system leaders can find shining moments in the way they advocate for children and their learning. John Hoyle is a professor of educational administration, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Also: Additional resources.

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  • More Than Bricks and Mortar

    by CHARLES E. STRATTON


    The superintendent of a small, upstate New York district asked stakeholders to describe their doubts and dreams about the opening of a new school building in their community. Charles Stratton is superintendent of Stockbridge Valley Central Schools, Munnsville, N.Y.

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  • Violence Reduction? Start With School Culture

    by STAN FRIEDLAND


    Schools can become healthier places with less anger and more pro-social attitudes when you try to improve the total school climate. Stan Friedland is CEO of Principal Services, Syosset, N.Y. Also: Additional resources.

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  • Interviewing the Lions in Their Den

    by KENNETH T. MURRAY and BARBARA A. MURRAY


    Two former superintendents lend advice on what you can expect in the way of questioning by a school board in the course of seeking a new job. Kenneth Murray and Barbara Murray are associate professors of educational leadership at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. Also: A former superintendent, Carolyn McCreight, assistant professor of educational administration, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, describes her experiences on the interviewing trail and her lessons learned.

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Profile

    David E. Sawyer by JAY P. GOLDMAN



    Superintendent, Brevard County Public Schools, Viera, Fla.

     

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    Departments

    Focus

    The Do's and Don'ts of Coping With Crises by HARRY E. EASTRIDGE


    Superintendent, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, Valley View, Ohio

     

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    Guest Column

    Surviving the Latest Educational Fad by RANDY J. DUNN



    Associate professor of educational administration and higher education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.

     

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    President's Corner

    Amigos Para Siempre by DANIEL A. DOMENECH



    President, AASA

     

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    Guest Column

    As the Pendulum Swings by MARLENE ZIPPERLEN



    Superintendent, Clifton Independent School District, Clifton, Texas

     

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    Guest Column

    A Moose in Your Backyard: A Leadership Fable by SARAH J. NOONAN



    Superintendent, River Falls School District, River Falls, Wis.

     

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    Federal Dateline

    Court Opens Door for Congressional Review of IDEA by JULIE E. LEWIS



    Legal counsel and legislative specialist, at AASA

     

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