“This book offers elementary principals specific, comprehensive managerial and instructional tools such as how to plan a strategic planning retreat, agendas for new teacher training, a guide for implementing teacher learning teams, first day tips and scripts, and other suggestions. All principals need this helpful resource in their professional library.”
~Drs. Harry K. Wong and Rosemary Wong
Authors of The First Days of School

“This is a masterpiece and will be so helpful. What a gift to both new and experienced principals! It is well organized, easy to follow and full of great ideas.”
~Dr. Genevieve Brown
Dean of Education, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

“This is terrific!  Skeeters and Lumley have captured the important factors for principals and assistant principals to be successful in opening and closing school!”
~Dr. Beverly J. Irby
Associate Dean of Education, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

“This book is a straight-forward and practical approach to school organization and management.  Written by two very experienced educators, it provides an organized approach with sample letters and a variety of forms successfully used by its authors in both the opening and closing of school.”
~Jim Delbert
Elementary School Principal for 26 years, Columbia, Missouri

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