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Speak Softly & Carry Your Own Gym Key
A Female High School Principal's Guide to Survival


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School Management

January 1996 | 88 pages | Corwin
"Funny, somber, incisive, touching...both men and women can relate to this totally engrossing account of what may be the most difficult job in education. Written by an outstanding educator who's sensitive, succinct, and witty, this book is a facinating journaey through the absurdities, triumphs, and tragedies of the modern American high school. I love this book!" Leonard O. Pellicer Chair, Educational Leadership and Policies University of South Carolina Written for men and for women, this new guide shows you what it really means--and what it takes--to be an effective educational leader. Hicks presents a practical, poignant, and sometimes painful look at the role of a woman principal at a large, middle class high school. Eloquently written and easy-to-read, this book gives you insights into the special challenges she faced during her four years in the principalship and how she met those challenges. Includes observations on: * How to deal with free, mostly worthless advice * Why you can't please everyone * How to make inroads into the brotherhood * How to take care of your real customers--your students * Where to look for help and good advice * When to say when, and how to say it Hicks raises issues that are universal in scope. Practitioners at all levels will relate to her reflective look at the high school principalship, and academics will gain insights from her practitioner's perspective. No matter what your position on the "gender issue," you'll find enlightenment here.

Leonard O Pellicer
Foreword
 
A Single Woman with Three Children
A Principal?

 
 
Free Advice and Other Throwaways
 
Gentle Wisdom and Other Collectibles
 
Small Minds Can't See the Big Picture
 
The Brotherhood
The World of Athletics

 
 
The Pom-Pom Wars
 
Taking Care of the Customers
 
Not My Kid!
 
Turf Issues and Other Explorations of Space
 
How Does Your Garden Grow?
 
Making the Grade
What Does It Take to Be Good Enough?

 
 
The District House Salad
Selected Fruits and Nuts in Season

 
 
Men, Women, and the Power Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel
 
From Whence Cometh My Help?
 
Who's Afraid of the Press?
 
The High School Principal as Parent
 
Upon Reflection
 
A Lady Knows When to Leave

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