Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders

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Empower teachers as leaders to improve student learning and performance!

With updated research and new teacher inventories and surveys, this third edition of a bestseller draws on the authors’ two decades of experience studying and observing the work of teacher leaders. Katzenmeyer and Moller examine the importance of teacher leadership in improving outcomes in schools, and cover the development of teacher leaders from preservice preparation to careerlong support. The book discusses the challenges that many teacher leaders face, including:

  • Deciding to accept a leadership role 
  • Building principal–teacher leader relationships 
  • Working with peers 
  • Facilitating professional learning for themselves and others

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This third edition of a bestseller draws on the authors' two decades of experience in studying and observing the work of teacher leaders.

About the Author:

Marilyn Katzenmeyer is president of Professional Development Center, Inc., and she currently engages in consultation, instructional design, and professional writing. She most recently served as a faculty administrator at the University of South Florida, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Executive Leaders Program, a leadership development opportunity for school-based administrators and teacher leaders who were transitioning into district-level leadership roles, and for the coordination of a Transition to Teaching project with a local school district. She was formerly executive director of the West Central Educational Leadership Network, which provided leadership training and school improvement assistance to educators throughout 13 school districts in southwest Florida. She has been a human resource development professional throughout her career, and she was the first director of the Broward County School District (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Human Resource Development Department.

Katzenmeyer worked in Ohio and Florida as a secondary school teacher. She received her doctorate in adult education from The Florida State Uni¬versity. Her research focused on effective strategies for measuring the impact of leadership training programs on the behavior of school administrators.

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