Building Great School Board -- Superintendent Teams: A Systematic Approach to Balancing Roles and Responsibilities

By Bradley V Balch, Michael T Adamson

To address urgent challenges and drive continuous improvement effectively, school board members, superintendents, and school leaders must develop strong school board/superintendent teams. The authors offer a systematic approach for establishing a unified school leadership team that can efficiently meet demands, avoid conflict, and respond to the ever-changing educational environment. Each chapter includes professional development activities that can be adapted for teams of any size.

Learn how to build an effective school leadership team

  • Consider how the school board/superintendent team can remain sustainable and productive in governance, instructional leadership, and school improvement.
  • Foster committed team relationships and develop effective school leadership practices and qualities within the team.
  • Clarify superintendents' and school board members' roles and responsibilities to improve governance and avoid conflict.
  • Learn characteristics of effective communication and how to speak with one unified voice as a team.
  • Participate in team professional development activities that build trust, respect, transparency, and accountability among the team.


Chapter 1: Legal Perspectives and the Case for Local Control
Chapter 2: Induction and New Team Member Orientation
Chapter 3: Team Members' Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 4: Effective Communication and a Unified Voice
Chapter 5: Team Decision Making
Chapter 6: Committed, Effective Team Leadership
Chapter 7: Foundational Statements
Chapter 8: Continuous Improvement and Quality Assurance
Chapter 9: Governance and Leadership During Change
Chapter 10: Dysfunctional Teams and Rogue Members
Chapter 11: System Evaluation Essentials
Chapter 12: The Future of the School Board-Superintendent Team
References and Resources


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About the Paperback

Publisher Solution Tree
Publish date 09/22/2017
Pages 176
ISBN-13 9781945349133
ISBN-10 1945349131
Language English