Journeys of Charter School Creators

Leadership for the Long Haul
by Maria Marsella Leahy & Rebecca Ann Shore
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: December 28, 2018

ISBN: 9781475847017

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Journeys of Charter School Creators tells of the journeys of ten thriving charter schools throughout the United States and their leaders over the past 20 years. The first seven cases are follow-up stories from the original book published in 2004, Adventures of Charter School Creators: Leading from the Ground Up. The final three cases feature three North Carolina charter schools and their leaders. Each leaders’ narrative reveals amazing journeys with different paths taken, different choices made; however, these leaders were all entrepreneurs with a passion to guide their schools for the long haul toward success with a specific mission and vision to improve educational opportunities and a better future for a specific group of children. Readers will learn, through the firsthand experiences of these charter school leaders, lessons on leading in the challenging charter school world, a rewarding, yet somewhat tumultuous journey of growth and innovation.