"Certification, assessment, and standards for school principals are here to stay. Elaine Wilmore takes a fresh and innovative look at how standards for school administration are tied to the very core of educational leadership. A must read for all aspiring and practicing school leaders. Bravo!" Theodore Creighton, Executive Director National Council of Professors of Educational Administration "This book informs school leaders how they can carry out critical leadership responsibilities that will lead to ever higher levels of academic achievement for all students." John H. Stevens, Executive Director Texas Business and Education Coalition and Chairman of the Board, Texas Principals Leadership Initiative Principal Leadership is the first book on the market that provides you with the new ELCC standards in a cohesive, easy-to-follow manner! Finally, the new joint Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, now recognized as the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards, are at your fingertips, ready to be applied by principals as well as administrator preparation programs. This is first book to make the connection between the new standards and the principala?s leadership role in creating and sustaining a schoola?s culture and values. Its simple, consistent format includes: Meeting the standards for the learning community Creating, developing, and implementing school vision and culture Organizing learning community resources Establishing collaborative partnerships within the school community Dealing with the dilemmas, politics, and professional development in school communities Transforming the learning community In addition to a thorough discussion of the new standards, each chapter includes easy-to-use learning tools that include "Activities for Professional Development" and reflective questions to help individuals, groups, or classes get the most from the booka?s practical, insightful, and easy-to-read format. Principal Leadership is a must-read for current and future school leaders who recognize the increasing complexity of the principala?s role in our ever-changing, complicated world.Wilmore, Elaine L. is the author of 'Principal Leadership Applying the New Educational Leadership Constituent Council (Elcc) Standards', published 2002 under ISBN 9780761945550 and ISBN 0761945555.