New education book helps principals from "A to Z"

by Jennifer Lee, Published February 18, 2009

YPSILANTI —Being a principal is an incredibly multifaceted job. Principals are

ultimately leaders of discipline, assessment, human resources, instruction, public relations, scheduling, professional development, safety and student achievement in schools. 

In the new book, “The Principalship from A to Z,” educators Ronald Williamson and Barbara R. Blackburn offer practical tools and strategies for becoming a better principal. The book is published by Eye on Education.

There are 26 chapters in the book, one for each letter of the alphabet and a different aspect of the job facing school principals. Topics include making decisions through a lens of achievement; conducting successful meetings; teaming with families and communities; effective school and classroom discipline; sustaining success, and zooming in on future trends.

Williamson, a professor of leadership and counseling at Eastern Michigan University, formerly served as a teacher, principal and executive director of instruction in the Ann Arbor Michigan Public Schools. He is also a former executive director of the National Middle School Association.

Barbara Blackburn is a successful education consultant and currently coordinates a graduate program for teachers at Winthrop University in South Carolina.     

Eye On Education publishes practical reference books for teachers, principals, administrators, and other educators on topics such as literacy, professional development, educational leadership, and school improvement. 

For more information about this press release or to request media review copies, please contact Jennifer Lee at (888) 299-5350 or

Jennifer Lee


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