Undoing the Damage: Repairing a Broken School District

by Antonio Corrales



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781524523480
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781524515089
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781524515072

About the Book

Undoing the Damage: Repairing a Broken School District is a book that portrays the struggles of public education in the US by telling the story of a small urban public school district facing closure by the state’s Department of Education based on its academic and financial performance. During the first part of the book, the author narrates his memoir as one of the main protagonists of a remarkable adventure where a school district full of minorities and economically disadvantaged students battled against the state educational system, the local politics, and its own culture in order to survive and remain open. The second part of the book discusses eight research-based lessons taken from the initial story one can use to repair a broken school district and/or create highly functional organizations.

About the Author

Dr. Antonio Corrales is a full-time professor in educational leadership at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He has several years of experience in providing managerial leadership and administrative support to various departments in a variety of school districts and organizations, serving in executive and administrative positions at the district and campus level as well as management of multimillion-dollar projects for multinational companies. In addition, Dr. Corrales owns a successful consulting company, Sterling Evaluation & Assessment, which focuses on program evaluation and school turnaround. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela and his MBA from Reutlingen University of Technology & Business in Germany. Following Dr. Corrales’s move to the United States, he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in educational leadership.