The School Administrator

September 2000Followership and LeadershipSergiovanni on shaping standards; Negroni on his radical role

Features

  • Standards and the Lifeworld of Leadership

    by THOMAS J. SERGIOVANNI

    Superintendents have an important responsibility for influencing the organizational climate at a time of state mandates and high-stakes testing. Thomas Sergiovanni is a professor of education at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

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  • A Radical Role for Superintendents

    by PETER J. NEGRONI

    The former superintendent of Springfield, Mass., Public Schools reflects on his role at the head of the class, not simply as a manager of people and buildings.read more | purchase issue
  • The Superintendent as Staff Developer

    by RICHARD P. DuFOUR

    Professional development must be embedded in the job and be collaborative in nature to sustain academic improvement. Rick DuFour is superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, Lincolnshire, Ill.read more | purchase issue
  • A Right-Brain Perspective on Leadership

    by ROBERT E. MILLWARD

    The use of simple models can bring tangible meaning to abstract visions for members of the school district. Robert Millward is director of administration and leadership studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.read more | purchase issue
  • Leadership and Illusion

    by GEORGE A. GOENS

    Even John Wayne would be stymied by today’s chaos and complexity. School leaders must see through the mirage of power. George Goens is a consultant on leadership development.read more | purchase issue
  • The Art of Followership

    by STEPHEN L. KLEINSMITH AND SHERI EVERTS-ROGERS

    Educators who mirror the message or mission of the leader contribute mightily to the success of the organization. Stephen Kleinsmith is superintendent of the Nixa R-II School District, Nixa, Mo. Sheri Everts-Rogers is an assistant professor of education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a board member of the Millard Public Schools in Omaha, Neb.read more | purchase issue
  • Critical Friends

    by PRISCILLA PARDINI

    Superintendents in transition to new posts are turning to teams of outside experts to size up their school districts.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Joseph M. Vigil


     Associate superintendent for school reform, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, N.Mread more

    Departments

    Focus

    Clarifying Roles Through Self-Evaluation and Periodic Checks by RICHARD CASTALLO


    Coordinator of the educational administration program, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, N.Y.
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    Guest Columns

    Better by Design by THOMAS VANDER ARK


     Executive director for education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Wash.read more

    Leaders Count in Education, Too by MARY LEE FITZGERALD


     Director of education programs, Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds, New York, N.Y.read more
    President’s Corner

    What Kind of Leader Are You? by BENJAMIN O. CANADA


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    Executive Perspective

    Bombing Children Into the Stone Age by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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    Federal Dateline

    Grab What You’re Due When Budget Crashes by KARI M. ARFSTROM


    Director of special projects in the public affairs department, AASAread more