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Superintendent's Reading List

Below are some of my favorite books that have taught me lessons on teaching, learning and leadership:


100-Day Leaders: Turning Short-term Wins Into Long-Term Success in Schools, Douglas Reeves

Leading with Soul, by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal

Good to Great, by Jim Collins

Leading Change in Schools, Douglas Reeves

Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy, Paul Bloomberg and Barb Pitchford

10 Mindframes for Leaders: The Visible Learning Approach for School Success, John Hattie

The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, Chip Heath and Dan Heath



Visible Learning  (and all related Visible Learning books), John Hattie

Quality Implementation: Leveraging Collective Efficacy to Make "What Works" Actually Work 

The Learning Power Approach: Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves, Guy Claxtton

Classroom Instruction that Works, by Robert Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock

Results Now, by Mike Schmoker

What Works in Schools: Translating Research Into Action, Robert J. Marzano 

The Distance Learning Playbook, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey



Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation, Floyd Cobb

Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices: Building a Culture of Equity, Connection and Healing, Marisol Quevedo Rerucha

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, Heather McGee

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson

Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity: A Leader's Guide to Using Data to Change Hearts and Minds, Edward A. Fergus

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Zaretta L. Hammond


Latest Reads: I am an eclectic reader...fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and historical fiction : )

Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

Courting Mr. Lincoln. Louis Bayard

Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid

The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates

1984, George Orwelll

Spooky Little Girl, Laurie Notaro

The Less People Know About Us, Axton Betz-Hamilton

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, Robert Kolker

Radium Girls, Kate Moore

Nothing to See Here, Kevin Wilson

Educated, Tara Westover

How to Be Good, Nick Hornby

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot