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Leading the Launch

A Ten-Stage Process for Successful District Initiatives

By: Kim Wallace

How do schools and districts make true progress? One step at a time. Leading the Launch offers a ten-stage initiative implementation process proven to help you lead the charge for change with ingenuity, flexibility, responsiveness, and passion. Ideal for a team book study, this resource includes strategies, tools, case studies, and end-of-chapter action plans and checklists to guide your work.

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Leading the Launch

How do schools and districts make true progress? One step at a time. Leading the Launch offers a ten-stage initiative implementation process proven to help you lead the charge for change with ingenuity, flexibility, responsiveness, and passion. Ideal for a team book study, this resource includes strategies, tools, case studies, and end-of-chapter action plans and checklists to guide your work.

  • Learn how to research and develop new school initiatives following an effective, systematic plan.
  • Communicate with stakeholders and school personnel to ensure everyone is on the same page with new initiatives.
  • Analyze data to help determine whether to move forward with a proposed initiative.
  • Explore how to seamlessly implement new systems and initiatives into schools and districts.
  • Sustain and balance new initiatives with current systems to guarantee long-term success.

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LeadershipSchool Improvement


Additional Information

Product Code: BKG030

ISBN: 9781952812699

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 184

“In her new book, Leading the Launch, author Kim Wallace walks you through ten stages to successfully implement a new initiative. She starts with the birth of an idea and takes it all the way through to providing ongoing support for new programs. The book is packed with tools and resources, guiding questions, and real-world scenarios. This is a fantastic book study for any leadership team!”

Janel Keating, superintendent, White River School District, Washington

“Kim Wallace’s new book, Leading the Launch: A Ten-Stage Process for Successful District Initiatives, should be on every school district’s bookshelf... It is refreshing to read a book by a practitioner who has done the work and can clearly lay out the steps to success.”

Richard Smith, deputy superintendent (retired), Sanger Unified School District, California

“This unrivaled instructional guide captivates from the first sentence to the last... [Kim Wallace] offers strategies to shift your mindset and equip you with robust and innovative tools, resulting in a powerful transformation in practices, policies, and protocols in schools and districts. It is simply a must-read for education professionals!”

L. K. Monroe, superintendent, Alameda County Schools, Hayward, California

“This exceptional resource helps site and district leaders develop coherent ways to meet the evolving needs of their own unique education communities. It speaks to the core of what educators everywhere want most: a field-tested and bona-fide process to deliver high-quality programs and services to students and families.”

Jabari Mahiri, professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; faculty director, leadership programs; Brinton Family Endowed Chair in Urban Teaching
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