"Dr. Wilmore has created an excellent resource for prospective principals as they look toward the challenge of the principal TExES experience. In addition to a thorough examination of the competencies required for building leadership, the volume also contains a series of helpful steps for test-day preparation. Elaine's creative and spirited style provides future test-takers with a lively presentation of critical information." Bobbie Eddins, Executive DirectorTexas Principals Leadership Initiative Austin, TX "Dr. Wilmore is a leader in developing innovative programs that prepare principals for the highly demanding jobs they fill in our schools. Her book reflects the enthusiasm and knowledge she brings to principal preparation." Valleau Wilkie, Jr., Executive Director Sid W. Richardson Foundation Fort Worth, TX "This a must read for anyone entering the field of school administration. A requirement for all our assistant principals!" James E. Wilcox, President Texas Association of School Administrators Hooks, TX This great preparation guide yields exceptional TExES and principalship performance! This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership. Based on the domains and competencies provided through Texas law and the State Board for Educator Certification, this ready-reference draws upon the extensive experience and expertise of noted education and TExES authority Elaine L. Wilmore. By integrating theoretical philosophies with practical application, Wilmore shares invaluable insights with aspiring campus leaders as they prepare for this all-important exam and with conscientious administrators striving to expand their learner-centered leadership skills to improve their schools and communities. From the basics of test-taking techniques and analyzing data, to the specifics of the competencies and domains upon which TExES is based, this indispensable book covers the entire perspective of becoming or improving as a great administrator. Through a well-organized, easy-to-read format, the author motivates, inspires, and affirms all school leaders' quest to foster excellence and "change the world, one school at a time." Special features include: Test-taking tips and strategies A sample test with answers Real-life examples to vividly illustrate applications of each competency Straightforward discussion of core concepts with a comprehensive list of additional resources A step-by-step strategic plan for preparation during the weeks, days, and hours before the testWilmore, Elaine L. is the author of 'Passing the Principal Texes Exam Keys to Certification & School Leadership', published 2003 under ISBN 9780761939863 and ISBN 0761939865.