Two Educators Give a Teachers'-Eye-View of the Perfect Principal
No Teacher Left Behind by Trent Grundmeyer and David DeJong explores how and why a good principal can shape a school and impact education.
Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) January 4, 2007
In No Teacher Left Behind, recently hired principal Trent Grundmeyer and teacher David DeJong examine the attributes that make educators shine. Packed with ideas collected from other Iowa school leaders, this is a hands-on manual for anyone associated with education.
Is a school only as good as the teachers and the principal running it? Yes, suggests Principal Trent Grundmeyer and third grade teacher David DeJong. Lifelong friends who are passionate about education, the authors have put together a powerful book listing the fundamental elements for running a successful school.
Packed with personal anecdotes and research done by the Institute for Educational Leadership in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the authors delve into the best ways to solve educational problems. Improving communication is key, they suggest, along with figuring out each school's unique vision. Their research indicates that teachers want optimistic principals and that everyone works best when success is celebrated and respect is given freely. No Teacher Left Behind also includes "from pages to practice" items, which can help readers act on what they have read and learned. For practicing principals, current teachers or anyone interested in the state of American schools, the book is an invaluable resource and an inspiring read.
For more information or to request a free review copy, please contact the author at tgrundmeyer @ waukee. k12.ia. us or telephone 515-205-9987. No Teacher Left Behind is available for sale online at Amazon. com, Borders. com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.
About the Authors
Trent Grundmeyer is a middle school health teacher and a soon to be high school principal. An advocate for the Character Counts Program in Iowa, Grundmeyer is passionate about education, and his teaching style develops students academically and developmentally inside and outside of the classroom.
David DeJong is a third grade teacher. His innovative math programs have helped students excel, and he often uses magic to motivate his students. He is currently in his second year of his masters program in educational leadership at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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