Ringgold, GA (PRWEB) April 26, 2011
School administrators, teachers, parents, and other interested individuals are in for a new revealing read as author Dr. Sylvester Carrington releases, through Xlibris, "A Principal’s Personal Journey."
Designed to catch the attention of the general public, parents, politicians, superintendents, boards of education, school leaders, and other leaders concerned with the management of time by building level school administrators, "A Principal’s Personal Journey," written by this Barbadian native, shows the public the specifics and actual tasks that were a part of his day, every day, for an entire year. It is not a book of lists or daily agendas; rather, it is a daily outline of each specific task, planned or unscheduled, that happened each day for one year, presented in a lighthearted but accurate format by the minute. In addition, the book provides details as to how each case was handled by the administrator.
Whether observing instruction; investigating a brawl on the school bus; or looking into a third grade pregnancy rumor; or dealing with a case in which a group of students used a drinking straw and a piece of spaghetti to demonstrate male and female organs; or handling a complaint from white parents that a black teacher gave their son the obituaries from the local paper to learn about black people; or being personally chastised for chasing a student; or witnessing a parent being arrested in the building by a police officer; or looking into a situation in which a parent asked a student if he had a penis; or dealing with a first grade student that had a habit of hitting his teacher, calling her the b word, among other names, on a regular basis, "A Principal’s Personal Journey" captures some of the strange and bizarre events that happened in the author’s school. It is a detailed accounting of the serious, the professional, and sometimes hilarious and personal experiences of the author, including conversations and stories on discipline, decision-making, and leadership.
The book is a factual account of the author’s day-to-day leadership experiences for an entire year, chronicling those behaviors and events that impeded or facilitated teaching and learning in his inner-city elementary school during a recent year. It is a must-read for everyone with an interest, questions, or concerns into the day-to-day happenings that dictate how public school leaders spend their time.
This book will be featured at the 2011 BookExpo America in New York City, NY on May 26-28, 2011. For more information on this book, log on to http://www.APrincipalsPersonalJourney.com
About the Author
Sylvester Carrington is a native of the tiny Caribbean island of Barbados where he received his primary, secondary, and two years of college education at Erdiston Teachers’ College. He began teaching in 1968 just after graduating from high school, and has been a teacher ever since then. He has been a teacher and administrator on all levels of private and public education in his native land, the United States Virgin Islands, Tennessee, and Georgia. In 1973, he enrolled in West Indies College in Jamaica to complete his undergraduate degree in secondary education with an emphasis in Biology, and has taught science for a number of years after his graduation in 1976. He has earned graduate degrees from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, Michigan State University, and a doctorate from Loma Linda University in California. He has been a principal, assistant principal, science supervisor, and adjunct professor. Presently, he is the assistant principal at Loftis Middle School in Hixson, Tennessee. Dr. Carrington lives in North Georgia with his wife Hortense with whom he has three grown sons. He also has one adorable grandson, Max.
A Principal’s Personal Journey * by Sylvester Carrington, Ed.D.
Reflections on a year in the life of an inner city school administrator, with daily stories, experiences and conversations on discipline, decision-making, survival and leadership
Publication Date: March 24, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 396 pages; 978-1-4500-9514-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 396 pages; 978-1-4500-9515-0
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.