This book is for new principals, aspiring school leaders, grad students, interview candidates and any school principal tasked with the responsibility to significantly improve student achievement and school culture using the school turnaround process. This book is written by a principal that successfully turned a middle school around during his first principalship in under three years. Not only did the school improve, but the achievement gains in the school were among the highest in the state over a three year period. The principal attributes the protocols outlined in this text as the primary reason these gains have been consistently sustained.
In his first three years as a principal, his team turned a dire situation completely around; students are achieving and the social environment has dramatically improved. Turner Middle School was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education and by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB-TV) as an exemplar for middle school turnaround in July 2014. http: //projectboxx.net/gpb/watch/2906/ It has been Kwame Carr's experience that the "at-risk" child only exists in the minds of adults, not in the minds of children.