Articles

It’s the Students
It takes a purposeful combination of academic, social, physical, and emotional factors to develop an effective and rigorous educational experience at the middle level.
Principal Leadership, March 2014

Middle Level Leadership and All that Jazz
Co-authored with Dru Tomlin
“Shared leadership…is less like an orchestra, where the conductor is always in charge, and more like a jazz band, where leadership is passed around… depending on what the music demands at the moment and who feels most moved by the spirit to express the music.”  —Phil Schlecty
Principal Leadership & AMLE Magazine, September 2013

Supreme Civics: An Interview with Sandra Day O’Connor
Concerned about the declining emphasis on civics in schools, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor launched iCivics, a web-based education project for students and teachers.
Principal Leadership, October 2011

Collective Wisdom
Co-authored with Theresa Hinkle

  • Engaging teachers in decision-making takes advantage of their collective expertise to support school excellence.
  • Because of their longer tenures, teacher leaders can ensure that school improvements survive changes in administration.
  • Potential teacher leaders possess certain traits, primarily their willingness to work with others and their ability to build consensus.

Principal Leadership, October 2008

Advocacy is Imperative
The mission of middle school advocates is to persuade others to change their beliefs, policies, and practices when it comes to middle level education – no easy task.
Principal Leadership, December 2003

Leading with Less
With school budgets continuing to shrink, principals must be prepared to lead with fewer resources.
Principal Leadership, November 2003