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There are no magical prescriptions for success as a school leader, but Joe Batory's exemplary career as a superintendent provides many examples of effective leadership. In this revealing portrait of the human side of an award-winning superintendent, he addresses the complexities of public education - the goals, aspirations and ideals, the special qualities of the people who work inside schools and the propaganda that surrounds them.
Joseph P. Batory was the Upper Darby (PA) School District's Superindentent of Schools from 1984 until his retirement in 1999. He was recognized for his numerous accomplishments as a public school leader with the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators in 2000. Additionally, in 1990, he was named as one ofThe Executive Educator's 100, a group of only 100 outstanding school leaders chosen from America's school administrators by a distinguished panel of independent jurors.