Books & Links

Here's a list of rich resources for advancing your team's ongoing learning and improvement efforts. Easily blended into individual learning, one-on-one conversations, work sessions, and retreats.

Board Handbooks - CASB's Leadership Workbook
THE core read for all aspects of local board excellence


Finding the Origination Point
By Bill de la Cruz

Now Elected, Now What - The Path to Successful School Governance
By Chuck Namit

Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams - A Systemic Approach to Balancing Roles & Responsibilities
By Bradley Balch and Michael Adamson

The Governance Core: School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together
By Davis Campbell and Michael Fullan

 Mapleton Handbook Board handbooks - Locally owned and grown
HolyokeMapleton and Peyton

   First Things First (Leading With A Focus On The Wildly Important)
By Stephen R. Covey

   Conversational Capacity
By Craig Weber

   Improving School Board Effectiveness – A Balanced Governance Approach
By Tom Alsbury and Phil Gore

   Key Work Of School Boards
NSBA's classic

   Leadership Is An Art
Classic by Max DePree

   Schools Cannot Do It Alone
By Jamie Vollmer

   Smartest Kids In The World
A rich look at pace setting learning systems across the globe by Amanda Ripley

   The Essential School Board Book
By Nancy Walser



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