Why I Wrote This Book                               Page 40



"The origin of this book comes from my desire to give back to a profession that has given me so much. The research is clear: Excellent principals create the conditions necessary for great schools. As a result, there should be a sense of urgency to help principals and aspiring principals create these conditions. Had it not been for veteran colleagues willing to share their best practices and best resources with me, my experience would have been much different."


- Shawn Joseph, superintendent in Seaford, Del., on writing THE PRINCIPAL'S GUIDE TO THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR (Eye on Education, 2012).