chapter  6
18 Pages

Balancing Management and Leadership

Think About It

At Mayberry High School, Principal Shandra Brown is highly regarded as the best principal ever by her faculty and school parents. The accolades stem from Ms. Brown’s propensity for involving as many people as possible in decisions. Mayberry High has thirty-two separate functioning committees, responding to such issues as character education, school fundraisers, and hospitality. Virtually nothing happens at Mayberry without the input of a committee, and the involvement makes teachers and parents alike feel as though their voices and opinions are important. Really, the only problem faced by the Mayberry High community is the steadily declining standardized test scores, a trend that has caught the superintendent’s attention.