Within Reach: Leadership Lessons in School Reform from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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This book is about transformational leadership in a large, richly diverse school system. It is a unique story from a number of perspectives. First, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district has had a succession of highly competent leaders. Its most recent superintendent, Dr. Peter Gorman, just completed a successful five-year tenure. Second, the system has been blessed with a strong core of smart and focused continuous learners on the district’s leadership team. There is a culture among district leaders that, “We must be better for our kids each and every year.” And finally, the results achieved by CMS on its key indicators of success have set a new standard for urban districts across the country. This is a story of the leadership lessons learned in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools over the past five years. The planning done by the district was excellent. The execution of those plans was uniquely outstanding. No one in Charlotte will proclaim, “Mission accomplished!” But there is no question that victory is Within Reach.

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Dr. Timothy G. Quinn Dr. Timothy G. Quinn’s career spans teaching and leadership at all levels of public education from K-12 through community college and university. He served as an English teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Michigan, prior to becoming superintendent of the Green Bay Public Schools and serving a term as Wisconsin’s Deputy State Superintendent of Instruction. He also served as president of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Michigan. Dr. Quinn was then appointed by The University of Michigan as chief executive officer of Michigan’s first virtual college. Tim was the founder and former president of the highly successful Michigan Leadership Institute, which is dedicated to leadership development, placement of outstanding leaders, and continuous research on the topic of leadership. As a result of the Institute’s work, Tim was engaged by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to partner on the creation of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems and the Broad Superintendents Academy. Tim earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership from The University of Michigan, and received honorary doctoral degrees for his statewide leadership from Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Grand Valley State Universities. Michelle (Shelley) Keith Michelle E. Keith’s career includes twenty years of higher education experience in the areas of human resources, planning and governance. As a human resources administrator at Iowa State University and as the Director of Human Resources at Northwestern Michigan College, she has had extensive experience in recruitment, employment, and professional development. Shelley was the co-founder and former vice president of the Michigan Leadership Institute, and was engaged by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to partner on the creation and management of the Broad Superintendents Academy. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Iowa State University.

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