© 2011

Principals in Succession

Transfer and Rotation in Educational Administration

  • Robert E. White
  • Karyn Cooper

Part of the Studies in Educational Leadership book series (SIEL, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Robert E. White, Karyn Cooper
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alison Griffith
    Pages 7-10
  4. Andy Hargreaves, Dean Fink
    Pages 11-26
  5. Robert B. Macmillan, Matthew J. Meyer, Shawn Northfield, Michael Foley
    Pages 27-39
  6. Matthew J. Meyer, Robert B. Macmillan, Shawn Northfield, Michael Foley
    Pages 65-87
  7. Blair Mascall, Shawn Moore, Doris Jantzi, Kevin Walker, Robin Sacks
    Pages 89-108
  8. Shawn Northfield, Robert Macmillan, Matthew J. Meyer
    Pages 109-137
  9. Izhar Oplatka
    Pages 157-168
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 165-165

About this book


Contributors to this volume examine structures and processes that school boards have in place directly relating to the process of principal or vice-principal succession. As well, they consider the effect that these structures and processes have upon staff and administrators themselves. These contributors investigate policies, procedures and practices that school boards employ in terms of leadership succession, and explore implications of these constructs for the sustainability of school improvement. This volume presents an overview of the process of principal or vice-principal succession, descriptions of school district practices surrounding this process and discussions regarding how succession procedures affect individuals and groups of individuals. This volume also highlights those board policies that incorporate practices used to develop models that support and allow administrators to succeed. It articulates how school leaders and staff members deal with change and improvement efforts in successive schools, as well as how board policies and practices support principals and vice-principals at any stage in the succession process. This volume is useful as a reference guide relating to transfer and rotation procedures in school systems across the nation.


decision-making educational administration ethics leadership policy principal rotation principal transfer reform retirement role strategies succession trust values vice-principals

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. White
    • 1
  • Karyn Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationSt. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonishCanada
  2. 2.Ontario Inst. Studies In Education, Dept. Curriculum, Teaching & LearningUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information