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WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK ...Thomas Kersten


"Soon after I became a superintendent, I discovered I could have been much less of a trial-and-error decision maker if only I had more knowledge about transitioning. I could have substantially shortened my learning curve and avoided some of the missteps of my first years."


- Thomas A. Kersten, associate professor of educational leadership, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill., and AASA member since 1990 on writing MOVING INTO THE SUPERINTENDENCY: HOW TO SUCCEED IN MAKING THE TRANSITION (R&L Education, 2012).