Leading with Resolve and Mastery

Competency-Based Strategies for Superintendent Success

By (author) Robert K. Wilhite, Jeffrey Brierton, Craig A. Schilling, Daniel R. Tomal

Publication date:

15 February 2017

Length of book:

184 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781475828139

This CHOICE award-winning author has teamed up with national school district experts to write a comprehensive book on the role of the superintendent as an instructional leader. Everything you need to know about superintendent core competencies, instructional leadership, policy and politics, professional development, accountability and evaluation, standards, building capacity, managing finances and resources, and creating an environment for professional growth are covered. The book starts with the role of the superintendent and then presents original research on superintendent core competencies, strategies for effective instructional leadership, benchmarking school district performance, and how get results.

Benefits and Features of Book:

  • A comprehensive book covering all aspects of the superintendent position.
  • Chapter objectives are aligned with the new ELCC and ISLLC, for accreditation and learning.
  • Original research on superintendent core competencies.
  • Each chapter contains a comprehensive case study and exercises for practical application.
  • Provides a blend of academic, theory and practical perspectives on how the job of the superintendent and how to get results.
  • Several handy resources are included in the appendices.
The authors provide an excellent basis for understanding the role of the superintendent. I'm confident that this book will provide a positive contribution to education. I recommend this book to all school leaders who want to excel in their position. The research-based core competencies are outstanding.