The book′s letters and memos represent the contributions of more than 60 outstanding school administrators throughout the United States including superintendents, principals, supervisors, guidance counselors, and others all of them with well–earned reputations for solid, professional communication.
Many types of letters are included letters addressed to parents, teachers, students, teacher applicants, other school administrators, businesspeople, and the community at large. In addition, this handy resource is clearly organized, designed for easy use, and filled with the best letters of the best communicators in modern American education. The CD–ROM makes the letters easy to modify to fit your own situations.
"The School Administrator′s Complete Letter Book with CD–ROM is a necessary bag of tricks for any administrator. As such, I have long suggested to emerging administrators that they keep a copy nearby for ready reference."
Judith H. Kohlbach, vice president, EducareUSA
"School administrators at every level will benefit from The School
Administrator′s Complete Letter Book with CD–ROM. In the face of ever– increasing job complexity, the tools in this book provide school leaders with tools to better
communicate with diverse constituencies."
Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive director, National Association of Secondary School Principals
"Tomlinson′s compilation is a fine source of well–written letters that address the issues facing anyone in a position of educational leadership."
Johnie Grace, founder, Cornerstone Christian School, Columbiana, Alabama
"Using Tomlinson′s book has been a real timesaver. The materials are well crafted and address real issues."
Patrick Spagnoletti, superintendent, Belvidere School District, Belvidere, New Jersey
"The School Administrator′s Complete Letter Book is filled with highly practical and useful examples of professional correspondence that are immediately applicable to current, everyday situations."
Willard Adams Ruliffson, former director, Southern Aroostook Vocational School, Aroostook County, Maine
"The first edition of this book has been a solid resource for school principals and other elementary and secondary school administrators for nearly two decades. The second edition, with a hundred or so new letters and a CD–ROM, will surely add to its popularity."
Brian J. Doherty, principal, Newton High School, Newton, New Jersey
Contributions to the Second Edition xiii
Contributions to the First Edition xvii
How You Will Benefit from This Book xix
How to Use the CD–ROM xxiii
1. Back–to–School and Welcome 1
2. Statements of Philosophy and Policy 23
3. The Curriculum 47
4. School Facilities and Busing 67
5. Money Matters 87
6. Announcing Upcoming Events 105
7. Recommendations 125
8. Get–well and Sympathy 145
9. Evaluation Forms, Memos, and Letters 159
10. Answering Criticism and Complaints 185
11. Discipline, Suspension, and Expulsion 205
12. Congratulations 229
13. Showing Appreciation 243
14. Internet Communications 259
15. Offers, Acceptance, and Approvals 287
16. Reprimands and Complaints 303
17. Rejections, Dismissals, and Cancellations 321
18. Public Relations and the Media 335
19. End–of–School–Year Letters 353
Forms of Address in Letters 369
Who′s Who in America, Contemporary Authors, and
The International Authors and Writers Whos Who, he is a long–time member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Council of Teachers of English, the Society for American Baseball Research, and the Mystery Writers of America.