Vision & Goals
"Everything rises and falls on leadership." -John Maxwell
Leadership is continuing to emerge as a vital element in school improvement efforts. Research has shown that, second only to teaching, leadership is a key influence on student success. This presentation will address the topic of leadership as a critical element in roles of school psychologists. Specifically, we will explore:
- Supporting the school psychologist's role in becoming an essential contributor to schools' missions
- Promoting a culture of leadership within the field of school psychology
- Reinforcing the school psychologist's role in promoting research-based school improvement
- Fostering the development and implementation of leadership skills within the field of school psychology
The broad conference goals to create our future for leadership by and for school psychologists include:
- Define leadership by and for school psychologists.
- Identify local, state/provincial, national, and/or international strengths that will promote development of leadership by and for school psychologists.
- Identify local, state/provincial, national, and/or international challenges that will inhibit development of leadership by and for school psychologists.
- Identify resources in existing structures (e.g. professional organizations, local and state education agencies, research, graduate programs) that will support leadership by and for school psychologists.
- Identify systems-level and individual opportunities to research, promote, and demonstrate leadership by and for school psychologists.
The fiollowing background readings are listed for your convenience. Please choose, review, and read the ones that will benefit you most. You are not required to read them all.
- Quick Reads
- Astin, A.W. & Astin, H.S. (2000). Principles of Transformative Leadership. Leadership Reconsidered: Engaging Higher Education in Social Change (pp. 8-16). Battle Creek, MI: W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
- Bryk, A.S., (April 2010). Organizing schools for improvement.
- Douglas, D. & Hoffman, J. (2011). Creating an Effective Parent Clinic. NASP
Communiqué, 39 (6).
- Douglas, D. & Hoffman, J. (2011). Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Clinic: Collaborating More Effectively With Parents. Communiqué, 39 (6).
- Heifetz, R.S. (2010). Leadership. In R.A. Couto (Ed.). Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference handbook (pp. 12-23). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Heifetz, R.S. (2010). Leadership and Values. In R.A. Couto (Ed.). Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference handbook (pp. 24-27). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Komives, S.R., & Dugan, J.P. Contemporary Leadership Theories. In R.A. Couto (Ed.). Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference handbook (pp. 111-120). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Kegan, R., & Lahey, L. L. (2001, November). The Real Reason People Won't Change. Harvard Business Review, 85-92.
- Lay, M. (2008). School, students benefit from assistance of school psychologists. Kentucky Teacher.
- Lay, M. (2010, November). Securing a place at the table: School psychologists as educational leaders. Communiqué, 39(3).
- National Association of School Psychologists. (2010). Model for Comprehensive and
Integrated School Psychological Services.
- In Depth
- Byrk, A.S., Sebring, P.B., Allensworth, E., Luppescu, S., & Easton, J.Q. (2010). Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.
- Curtis, M. J., Castillo, J. M., & Cohen, R. M. (2008). Best practices in systems level change. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology (5th edition; pp. 887-902). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
- Dawson, M., Cummings, J.A., Harrison, P.L, Short, R.J., Gorin, S., & Palomares, R., (2003). The 2002 multisite conference on the future of school psychology: Next steps. School Psychology Quarterly, 18(4), 497-509.
- Erchul, W. P., & Raven, B. H. (1997). Social power in school consultation: A contemporary view of French and Raven's bases of power model. Journal of School Psychology, 35, 137-175.
- Heifetz, R.S. (1994). Leadership without Easy Answers. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Heifetz, R.S. , Grashow, A., & Linsky, M. (2004). The Practice of Adaptive Leadership. Harvard Business Press.
- Horner, R. H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C. M. (2010). Examining the Evidence Base for School-wide Positive Behavior Support. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42(8), 1-14.
- WEBINAR: Organizing Schools for Improvement - webinar