The Superintendent’s Fieldbook

SupFieldbook_smThe leadership guide every superintendent needs.

Written by four Roundtable founders, based on 20 years of work with 300 superintendents, this second edition of a Corwin best-seller combines theory with hands-on advice about how to thrive in the most difficult job in America.

The Superintendent’s Fieldbook is “more than just a good read,” said a reviewer in School Administrator, the flagship publication of the American Association of School Administrators, “it is an invaluable resource for administrators, filled with guidance, lessons and tips for success. It answers questions that range from common to obscure and can guide a superintendent in everything from speaking before a chamber of commerce to explaining test data to the public.” Read the full review here.

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Guidance for ever-changing challenges, success through improved effectiveness

Equip yourself to face the demands of a superintendent’s job with this practical guide for new and veteran school leaders. Leadership and budgets are only two pieces of a pie that has grown to include privatization, performance-based teacher compensation, technology, and global comparisons like PISA.

Based on 15 years of research with 300 superintendents, including members of the National Superintendents Roundtable, The Superintendent’s Fieldbook will become your touchstone for practical advice that you can implement today. The authors developed this new edition to help you


  • Navigate difficult situations through sample cases and tips for action
  • Lead with an eye on global impacts by illuminating education abroad
  • Understand the Common Core standards as explained by fellow superintendents
  • Explore instructional coaching and rounds as professional learning opportunities

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