The Superintendent as CEO: Standards-Based Performance

The Superintendent as CEO: Standards-Based Performance
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Executive CEOs need the management and executive skills to meet complex issues of budgets, personnel, information technologies, product accountability, and competition. Superintendents require many of the same skills to effectively manage their districts. The Superintendent as CEO identifies the knowledge and skill base needed by current and aspiring school district administrators to become high-performing CEOs of their districts and schools. The authors blend selected elements of the ISLLC and NCATE standards into the benchmark AASA Professional Standards for the Superintendency to outline the multiple ways of knowing and acting in the complex role of the CEO superintendent.

This scholarly and friendly research- and field-based curricula for district CEOs, workshop planners, and doctoral preparation programs thoroughly examines:

  • District vision and school culture
  • Politics and school governance
  • Internal and external communication
  • Organizing for high performance
  • Curriculum design and delivery
  • Human resource management for student learning