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Becoming a Strong Instructional Leader: Saying No to Business as Usual

reviewed by Karen McCarthy - October 25, 2013

coverTitle: Becoming a Strong Instructional Leader: Saying No to Business as Usual
Author(s): Alan Charles Jones
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807753386, Pages: 224, Year: 2012
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 25, 2013
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  • Karen McCarthy
    School Improvement/Diplomas Now
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    KAREN L. MCCARTHY is currently the Director of School Improvement /Diplomas Now Coordinator at a turnaround high school in Massachusetts. Prior to this position, Ms. McCarthy taught for eleven years in the Boston Public Schools, where she served as a Teacher Leader, a Boston Teachers Union building representative, and on her schoolís Instructional Leadership Team and School Site Council. In her work as a teacher leader, she created and implemented a school-wide advisory program, mentored new and veteran teachers, and worked with a team to design and facilitate professional development. Ms. McCarthy has also worked with the Boston Teacher Residency Program as a mentor, site director, and teacher of graduate courses. She has written several publications, including articles for Letís Go Travel Guide in Spain and Portugal, and book reviews for Teacherís College Record; she most recently published a book chapter on early-career teachers and their unions for the Harvard Education Publishing Group. Karen earned National Board Certification in 2010 and has been a recipient of the Sontag Prize in Urban Education and the United Wayís 2010 Teachers Rock award. She is a former Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow. Ms. McCarthy earned her BA in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and masterís degrees in education from both Harvard and Columbia University.
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