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The Principal Portfolio

The Principal Portfolio

Second Edition

February 2001 | 72 pages | Corwin

Updated Edition of Best Seller!

"For head teachers who would welcome guidance about the way a portfolio approach could help them develop professionally, this book can be thoroughly recommended."
School Leadership & Management, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1998

"Provides the hands-on, practical information that principals need to create, maintain, and use a professional development portfolio—a tool that can improve their own performance and help significantly increase students' achievement levels."
American Vocational Association 

In this best-selling second edition ofThe Principal Portfolio, Genevieve Brown and Beverly J. Irby offer the most comprehensive self-assessment guide available for principals. This easy-to-use resource sheds light on how a portfolio can help administrators and principals embrace and engage in the reflection and continued growth needed to create improved schools and learning.

This revised edition includes:

  • A revised section on electronic portfolios
  • Expanded information on using portfolios for professional development
  • Expanded information on using portfolios for evaluation
  • An updated focus on academic growth in administrator preparation programs
  • Current research and updated references
  • Fresh quotes and examples from successful principals in the field

The authors offer a big-picture concept of the principal portfolio, and then illustrate the various components included. Tips for developing reflective practice and for using the portfolio for evaluation help busy principals incorporate portfolios into daily practice. The easy-to-understand format and real-life examples make this an essential desk reference for every principal who is committed to continued growth and improved learning.

Genevieve Brown, Ed.D. is currently Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies, and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. She also served as the Coordinator of Secondary Education and as University Supervisor for principal interns. She has published widely; presented at local, state, and national conferences; and consulted often with school districts.

Beverly J. Irby, Ed.D. is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University. She has also served as Director of Field Experiences, Supervisor of Mentor Services, Liaison for Sam Houston State University's Urban Professional Development Site, and as a Title VII Grants Coordinator at an urban elementary school. She has published widely, authored or co-authored numerous grants, and consulted frequently with school districts.

About the Authors
1. The Principal Portfolio: Why It's Needed
2. What is Included in the Principal Portfolio?
3. The Principal Portfolio for Professional Growth
4. The Principal Portfolio for Evaluation
5. The Principal Portfolio for Career Advancement
Resource A: Commonly Asked Questions About the Use of Portfolios

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