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Nothing's Impossible: Leadership Lessons from Inside and Outside the Classroom

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In 1991, Dr. Lorraine Monroe founded the Frederick Douglass Academy, a public school in Harlem, in the belief that caring instructors, a disciplined but creative environment, and a refusal to accept mediocrity could transform the lives of inner-city kids. Her experiment was a huge success. Today the Academy is one of the finest schools in the country, sending graduates to Ivy League colleges and registering the third highest SAT scores in New York City. The key to its success: a unique leadership method Monroe calls the "Monroe Doctrine," which she developed through decades as a teacher and principal in some of America's toughest schools. In this book Monroe tells her own remarkable story and explains her "Doctrine" through pithy, memorable rules and observations and a host of wonderful true stories. This is an inspiring read for both new and experienced educators—and for anyone who wants to succeed in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

Synopsis:

The inspiring autobiography and leadership principles of the charismatic, enormously well-respected educator who founded the Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem

Synopsis:

In this plain-spoken but visionary book, Monroe describes her journey as an educator and the evolution of her understanding of leadership through pithy, memorable rules and observations and a host of wonderful true stories. She offers spiritual and practical advice on how to create a great school or transform a troubled one — however formidable the obstacles. She also shares her own remarkable life story; one which demonstrates how the vicissitudes of life can become great opportunities for growth and achievement. Full of wit, warmth, and wisdom, Nothing's Impossible will inspire new and experienced educators, parents and community leaders and anyone who wants to know how exactly to make a dream come true.

About the Author

Dr. Lorraine Monroe has over thirty years of experience as a teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools, most recently as principal of the Frederick Douglass Academy, widely hailed as a model of effective inner-city education. She is currently director of the School Leadership Academy, a new program to teach strategies for innovation and excellence to principals and school administrators, at the Center for Educational Innovation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781891620201
Author:
Monroe, Lorraine
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
School improvement programs
Subject:
Educational leadership
Subject:
Women in education
Subject:
Afro-American women school principals -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Subject:
African American women school principals
Subject:
Administration - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9.5 oz

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The inspiring autobiography and leadership principles of the charismatic, enormously well-respected educator who founded the Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem
"Synopsis" by , In this plain-spoken but visionary book, Monroe describes her journey as an educator and the evolution of her understanding of leadership through pithy, memorable rules and observations and a host of wonderful true stories. She offers spiritual and practical advice on how to create a great school or transform a troubled one — however formidable the obstacles. She also shares her own remarkable life story; one which demonstrates how the vicissitudes of life can become great opportunities for growth and achievement. Full of wit, warmth, and wisdom, Nothing's Impossible will inspire new and experienced educators, parents and community leaders and anyone who wants to know how exactly to make a dream come true.
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