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Title: Are You Leaving? : A Case of Succession in the Willow Tree Charter School.
Name(s): Gawlik, Marytza A. (Marytza Anne), author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This case study asks readers to contemplate what leadership practices may facilitate leadership succession at charter schools. The case narrative is followed by an activity designed for students in principal preparation programs. In this activity, students develop an exit strategy for the departing leader, a hiring plan for the charter school leadership, and an entry plan for the charter school's successor, each of which outlines the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate change and maintain the charter school's ongoing success.
Public Statement: A case study on how to plan for change of leadership at a charter school in the state of Florida.
Translational Abstract: This case study looks at the retiring of a small urban charter school principal to explore ideas pertaining to how leadership changes could affect teachers and students in Florida’s charter schools. The author also included an activity where administrators and teacher leaders in training can develop an exit strategy, a hiring plan, and an entry plan that better serves the goals and ensures the success of a charter school.
Identifier: FSU_migr_edlp_faculty_publications-0013 (IID), 10.1177/1555458915584672 (DOI)
Keywords: Leadership succession, Charter schools, Leadership development
Note: This is the peer reviewed author's manuscript as it was accepted for publication in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. The final version of record may be found at
Citation: Gawlik, M (2015). Are You Leaving? "A Case of Succession in the Willow Tree Charter School". Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership 18(2), 167-175. DOI: 10.1177/1555458915584672
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
Issue: 2, 18

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