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Mentoring Principals

Mentoring Principals
Frameworks, Agendas, Tips, and Case Stories for Mentors and Mentees

March 2005 | 168 pages | Corwin
This guide will be invaluable to mentors of new headteachers and designers of mentoring programs. For the mentee or new headteacher, it will jump start their process and shorten their learning curve. The authors recognize the primary role of the headteacher as instructional leader but also address the practical aspects of the headship. Their overview of mentoring includes a checklist of specific objectives linked to learning activities.

At the core of the book, a series of mentoring field stories, including comments from mentees, brings to life the issues and crises around which new headteachers are likely to speed dial their mentors, and also provides models for how the mentor can guide, support, encourage, but ultimately leave decision and responsibility with the new headteacher.

A recognized headship expert, the lead author has invited and shared here the collected wisdom and mentoring guidelines from leading mentoring colleagues from around the country to make this the truly indispensable handbook for mentoring reflective headteachers.

Paul G. Young has been a President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and is now a Principal at West Elementary School, Lancaster, OH

- Writer/Author

D. Richard Murray
About the Authors
Part I: The Architecture of Mentoring
Part II: A Framework of Mentoring Objectives and Activities
Part III: Sample Agendas for Mentoring Breakfasts
Part IV: Job-Embedded Real Time Mentoring
Part V: Mentoring Wisdom From Experts Around the Country
Part VI Reflections on the Most Important Aspects of Mentoring

"...adaptability is one of many strengths of this book...Principals and assistant principals who read this book will find it real." 

Kathleen Sullivan Brown
American Psychological Association
Key features


  • From the past NAESP president and author of You Have to Go to School, You're the Principal: 101 Tips to Make it Better For Your Students, Your Staff, and Yourself
  • Brings collected perspectives and tips from expert principal mentors around the US
  • Provides newcomers with the next best thing to a live mentor
  • Case study includes voices and reflections of both mentor and mentees
  • Highlights crises faced by many new principals mentoring activities connect the what-to-do with how-to and why-to
  • Applies principles of adult learning to mentoring
  • Describes four phases of mentoring
  • Full lineup of meeting agendas links to academic calendar and to leadership standards
  • A must-read for principalship mentors and mentees, and new and aspiring principals

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