Oregon High School principal publishes school improvement book
OREGON, Ill. — PJ Caposey, Oregon High School principal, has released a book titled Building a Culture of Support: Strategies for School Leaders. The book focuses on helping schools and their staffs determine what direction they want to move toward.
“I hope it helps people focus on what schools should be,” Caposey said. “The book can help to define each school’s critical vision, and that will eventually transfer in a positive way to the community and the students.”
Caposey wrote the book after writing numerous blogs in the summer of 2011 for some well-known educational websites and associations in an effort to broaden his own knowledge and to impact the greater educational community after some blogs were published. Caposey began to interact with Eye on Education as a consultant before exploring the idea of writing a book. The New York publishing company is now publishing Caposey’s book.
Writing the book impacted him on several levels, according to Caposey.
“The process made me a better writer and helped me contribute to my profession, but it also made me a better professional, a better principal, and a better leader,” he said.
He added he hopes the book will help school leaders to be better able to effectively deal with the difficult issue of changing school culture.
Caposey is pursuing his doctoral degree through Western Illinois University and continues to write and guest blog for many websites such as ASCD, Eye on Education, Edutopia and Test Soup.
Caposey also serves as an adjunct professor for Aurora University within their educational leadership department. He serves as the Oregon High School principal, and is married with two children and resides in Oregon, Ill. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @principalpc on Twitter and the book is available at www.eyeoneducation.com.
From the Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013, issue
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