Department Chairs: School Leadership's Missing Link

Director/PI: Professors Brian O. Brent, Karen DeAngelis, and Barbara Surash (recent

This study strives to frame the skills that secondary school department chairs need to manage effectively their programs.

Related Projects: This project continues Professor Brent's and DeAngelis work examining the efficacy of pre-service school administrator training.

This study strives to frame the skills that secondary school department chairs need to manage effectively their programs. Using a survey of New State Principals, our analysis should provide much needed insights into the nature of the position (e.g., do chairs get course release) and principals' perceptions of the relative importance of a set of leadership skills (e.g., visioning, communication, and resource management).

Tags: Brian Brent, educational leadership, educational policy, Karen DeAngelis