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.
At the heart of this book is the understanding that instructional leaders lead< for the improvement of the quality of teaching and for the improvement of student learning.
Dr. Valerie Storey (Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Central Florida)
A perfect blend of practical strategies and advice grounded in sound theory and mindset; Dr. Fowler addresses the challenges of 21st Century schools by helping to equip both seasoned and aspiring school leaders with the tools for success. Dr. Fowler’s work will no doubt find its way into the hands of countless school leaders around the globe and, in turn, positively impact the lives of countless students.
Dr. Justin Tarte (Executive Director of Human Resources, Union R-XI School District)