This groundbreaking book, titled The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today's World, focuses on effectively leading schools in the digital age (21st Century and beyond) where a majority of all stakeholders including students, staff, parents, community members, and business owners are digital natives.
Written by an award-winning practitioner and international scholar, the author infuses this approach as it applies to all aspects of school leadership. Chapters include Leading Schools in Today's World, Social Media for School Leaders 101, The Importance of Being a Life-Long Learner, Closing the Achievement Gap, Ethics and Leadership, Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, School Climate and School Culture, Work-Life Balance, Professional Learning Network, Leading for Inclusiveness, Educational Policy, School Law, School Finance and Human Resources, and Tips for School Leaders.
The book will become a staple in university school leadership programs across the country.
Public education is changing rapidly and that change requires a new mindset and skillset from educators. With this text, Dr. Fowler articulates a road map for current and aspiring school leaders to meet these new challenges head-on for the benefit of student learning and growth, and as such, it is a must read for practitioners.
Dr. Justin Geurin (Educational Leadership Consultant and Professor)
Dr. Fowler has purposefully presented the various components and mechanisms for what it takes to be an effective leader and advocate for students in today’s schools.
Dr. Sarah Graham (Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, California State University, Sacramento)