General Reference

ASCD. Educational Leadership (61.7): Leading in Tough Times, April 2004.

Barry, Bryan W. Strategic Planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations. St. Paul: Fieldstone Alliance, 1997.

Barth, Roland. Learning by Heart. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Blanchard, Ken and Sheldon Bowles. Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service. New York: William Morrow, 1993.

Bolman, Lee G. and Terrence E. Deal. Reframing the Path to School Leadership: A Guide for Teachers and Principals. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press, Inc., 2002.

Boyatzis, Richard and Annie McKee. Resonant Leadership. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2005.

Bronfman, Charles and Jeffrey R. Solomon. The Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009

Burlingham, Bo. Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big. New York: Portfolio, 2005.

Chait, Richard, William P. Ryan, and Barbara E. Taylor. Governance As Leadership: Reframing the Work of Non-Profit Boards. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Coles, Robert. Lives of Moral Leadership. New York: Random House, 2000.

Collins, Jim. Good to Great. New York: Harper Collins, 2001.

Collins, Jim. Good to Great and the Social Sectors. Boulder: Jim Collins, 2005.

Covey, Stephen R. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. New York: Free Press, 2004.

Dewey, John. Experience and Education. New York: Free Press, 1997 (reprinted edition).

DeKuyper, Mary Hundley. Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Effective Governance for Independent School Boards. Washington DC: NAIS, 2003.

Dym, Barry and Harry Hutson. Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2005.

Evans, Robert. The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance, and the Real-Life Problems of Innovation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.

Evans, Robert. Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader: A Guide to Survuvung and Thriving. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Fisher, Roger, William Ury and Bruce Patton. Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. New York: Penguin, 1991.

Fox, Seymour, Israel Scheffler, Daniel Marom. Visions of Jewish Education. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Fox, Seymour with William Novak. Vision at the Heart: Lessons from Camp Ramah on the Power of Ideas in Shaping Educational Institutions. Jerusalem: Mandel Institute, 1997.

Fredricks, Laura. How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project or Business Venture. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

Fullan, Michael. Leading in a Culture of Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007 (revised edition).

Fullan, Michael. The New Meaning of Educational Change. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001.

Gardner, Howard. Five Minds for the Future. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2006.

Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2000.

Goleman, Daniel, Raichard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

Greene, Maxine. Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Harwayne, Shelley. Going Public: Priorities and Practice at the Manhattan New School. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1999.

Heifetz, Ronald A. Leadership Without Easy Answers. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994.

Heifetz, Ronald A. and Marty Linsky. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through Dangers of Leading. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

Heifetz, Ronald A., Marty Linsky, and Alexander Grashow. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organizations and the World. Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009.

Joiner, William B. and Steven Josephs. Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

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Kotter, John P. and Dan S. Cohen. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

Lencioni, Patrick. Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues into Competitors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1st edition (2006),

McPhee, John. The Headmaster. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1966.

Meir, Deborah, Theodore R. Sizer, and Nancy Faust Sizer. Keeping School: Letters to Families from Principals of Two Small Schools. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004.

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Resources for Jewish Learning

Eisen, Arnold M. Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Eisen, Arnold M. Taking Hold of Torah: Jewish Commitment and Community in America. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1997.

Greenberg, Irving. The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays. New York: Summit Books, 1988.

Hammer, Reuven. Entering Jewish Prayer: A Guide to Personal Devotion and the Worship Service. New York: Schocken Books, 1994

Holtz, Barry. Back to the Source: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts. New York: Summit Books, 1984.

Holtz, Barry. Finding Our Way: Jewish Texts and the Lives We Lead Today. New York: Schocken Books, 1990

Pomson, Alex and Randal F. Schnoor. Back to School: Jewish Day School in the Lives of Adults. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008.


Davenport, Stephen. Saving Miss Oliver’s. Oakland: H. H. Bonnnell, 2006.

Hawley, Richard. The Headmaster’s Papers. Middlebury: Paul S. Ericsson, 1992.

Houston, Julian. New Boy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Montgomery, Arch. Jake. Baltimore: Bancroft Press, 2004.


Digital Resources

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASCD is a community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner. ASCD publishes the journal Educational Leadership and offers institutes, conferences, books, online tutorials and courses, and professional development materials.

The AVI CHAI Foundation
AVI CHAI is a private foundation established in 1984 that functions in the United States and in Israel. The objectives of AVI CHAI are twofold: to encourage those of the Jewish faith toward greater commitment to Jewish observance and lifestyle by increasing their understanding, appreciation, and practice of Jewish traditions, customs, and laws; and to encourage mutual understanding and sensitivity among Jews of different religious backgrounds and commitments to observance.

BoardSource membership provides everything a nonprofit organization needs to build a high-performing board. Its 9,000 members use its resources and services to find solutions, leadership tips, and governance knowledge about board-related issues, such as accountability and transparency.

Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Membership organization for Midwestern independent schools offering membership and accreditation information, state-specific information on government regulations, listing of corporate sponsors and consultants, calendar of conferences in the region, annual statistics, school surveys, e-bulletins, online bookstore, and links to other resources.

Independent School Management, Inc.
ISM provides resources for the management of independent schools through publications, workshops, conferences, and consultations. ISM also offers a job post for both administrators and teachers.

Jewish Educational Service of North America
Educational resource that provides information on educator recruitment and development, media and technology, research, and evaluation. This organization also offers networks for a variety of educational disciplines (e.g., the Consortium for Special Needs Educators, the Jewish Day School Network, and the Network for Research in Jewish Education).

National Association of Independent Schools
A membership organization that provides standards for teaching and educating in private, independent schools as well as a support network for both professional and political concerns. Nonmembers may access a variety of publications (e.g.,, IndependentSchool, and articles on equity and justice). Other resources available include links to numerous online job boards, links to books and other publications, lists of web resources available to teachers and other education professionals, select statistics on performance of independent schools, and announcements about conferences held nationally.

National School Reform Faculty
NSRF is a professional development initiative that focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership in restructuring schools. It supports and coordinates Critical Friends Groups (CFGs).

The Network for Research in Jewish Education
NRJE was established to encourage, support, and stimulate serious research in Jewish education; to create a community of researchers in the field; and to advocate for increased funding and for proper utilization of research in Jewish education. Activities include an annual conference on research in Jewish education, a newsletter, and an email discussion group.

The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) is a collaborative initiative of major philanthropic partners whose goal is to strengthen the Jewish day school movement by increasing enrollment in Jewish day schools in America.

The Principals' Center at Harvard University
The Principals' Center is devoted to the personal and professional development of school leaders. Professional development opportunities include academic year programs, summer institutes, and a principal certification program.

The Wallace Foundation
The foundation concentrates on three areas: developing effective educational leaders for schools and districts to improve student learning; providing high-quality informal learning opportunities for children and families, especially in low-income communities; and promoting new standards of practice that enable arts and cultural institutions to diversify, broaden, and deepen relationships with their audiences.