The Superintendent's Planner
A Monthly Guide and Reflective Journal
- Gloria L. Johnston - Independent Consultant
- Rene S. Townsend - Consultant
- Gwen E. Gross - Superintendent, Irvine Public Schools, Irvine, CA
- Peggy Lynch - Consultant
- Lorraine M. Garcy - Retired Superintendent, Educational Consultant, Springboard Schools
- Benita B. Roberts - Visiting Angels of Riverside County
- Patricia B. Novotney - Retired Superintendent, current Associate Professor at University of La Verne, CA
Leadership | Local Authorities | Organizational Tools
maintaining visibility and effective communication
monitoring program, curriculum, and achievement objectives
building relationships among the educational community
developing the budget
coaching and mentoring
planning ahead, establishing new goals, and facing unexpected events and challenges
"A concise resource that can serve as a reference for the new superintendent as well as a refresher for the seasoned superintendent. Information is presented in a chronological fashion rather than by theme, so the book serves as a great planning tool to integrate with the board of education annual calendar."
"A thoughtful contribution of the utmost importance for district planning as well as a guide for how the superintendent effectively leads the organization. This book provides rationale and examples that help administrators perform at a higher level."
"Without a doubt, this book will be a treasure for any new superintendent! It's a perfect ‘bible’ for the beginning superintendent. I wish I had this at my side when I first began."
"I do not believe I have ever seen a guide that is so practical and current. I particularly liked the advice on communications, celebrations, board relationships, and community involvement. Those are the kinds of interpersonal gestures and activities that go beyond just following a checklist and are critical to the success of new and experienced superintendents."
"I love the monthly structure of the book. If superintendents follow these monthly guides, I am certain they would avoid the pitfalls to which many leaders succumb."
"As an experienced superintendent, I found the book fascinating to read, and I found myself comparing the suggestions presented in each chapter with tasks that I would list during that same time period. This would be a gift that I would give to mentees and new superintendents."
The Superintendent's Planner will be a supplemental Textbook in our course The Modern Superintendency.
1. Month to Month guide provides students with a format to complete their own portfolios.
2. Easy to read.
An excellent planner for superintendents, but I had already chosen several books for this class. I will seriously consider it in the future, however.