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DANCING WITH THE BEAR

NEGOTIATING THE SUPERINTENDENT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Dr. Ralph Baker

 

As a new or experienced superintendent this book is invaluable in negotiating your contract! He has captured the important points and offered great tips with numerous anecdotes that enhance his message. More than negotiating a contract this is a book on being an effective leader.”

-Lloyd Wamhof, Association California School Administrators

 

Dr. Ralph Baker’s practical knowledge and expertise levels the playing field for superintendents undertaking the most critical element of their professional career.

-Dr. Ron Williams, Superintendent

 

When I was appointed Superintendent, I was so thrilled I would have taken the job without a contract. Fortunately, I had a strong mentor in Dr. Baker. He shared his extensive skill and knowledge in superintendents’ contracts and discussed the perfect fit for me.

-Jan Gonzales, Superintendent

 

ISBN 978-0-990-41032-4
Library of Congress Control Number
2018947765
List Price $29.95 

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DON'T FORGET YOUR SWEATER, GIRL

Sister to Sister Secrets for Aging with Purpose and Humor

Dr. Marilou Ryder and Jessica Thompson 

 

DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEATER, GIRL is a labor of love between two sisters; Jessica, age 62 living on the East Coast, and Marilou, 70 on the West Coast.  Together, they interviewed women from all walks of life ages 60 and over (including two centenarians) who talk about their hopes and dreams for the future, what makes them happy, motivated and relevant as they kick up their heels in response to the side effects of aging.  These women share their secrets for managing money, making friends, staying physically and cognitively active and offer personal tips for how to Navigate Each Decade with Optimism and Grace.  Features in this book include:

  • A dozen UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Interviews.

  • A collection of WISE WOMEN TIPS (Is There a Woman Doctor in the House?).

  • Intriguing DAY IN THE LIFE Calendars showcasing women’s daily routines.

  • Lively WOMENTOONS that encourage women to take a lighthearted approach to this new journey in life.

 

ISBN 978-0-990-41033-3-1
Library of Congress Control Number
2019902512
List Price $18.95 

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RULES OF THE GAME
How to Win a Job in Educational Leadership
Second Edition
Dr. Marilou Ryder


A smart publication to jump start your career with winning moves for your next job in educational administration which include PLANNING, PACKAGING, PREPARING, PERSEVERING and PERFECTING 
YOUR BRAND.
 Insider Tips and Trade Secrets!

At last--a professional educator, having served in all leadership roles-- principal, assistant  superintendent and superintendent reveals her inside tips and trade secrets to help you create a self-promotion plan, excel at the interview process and win job offers.  Few books are written explicitly
for the educator aspiring to move into school administration or current administrators desiring to move on to the next level. This book explains the promotion process from beginning to end within the context of four major league arenas.

 

 

ISBN: 978-0-692-01696-1
Library of Congress Control Number
2012933699

List Price: $29.99 plus shipping

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RULES OF THE GAME: THE WORKBOOK 
How to Win a Job in Educational Leadership

Dr. Marilou Ryder

The WORKBOOK is a companion guide book to help educational leaders navigate the job seeking process. This workbook offers worksheets and notebook pages adding greater depth and engagement for the applicant throughout the promotion process. The WORKBOOK follows processes from beginning to end within the context of five major arenas: PLANNING: Developing the Game Plan; PACKAGING: The Art of Self Promotion; PREPARING: Practice Makes Perfect; PROFESSIONAL BRANDING: Protecting Your Winning Image; and PERSEVERING: Crossing the Finish Line. The author highly recommends using this Workbook as a companion resource after reading the paperback full length version of RULES OF THE GAME: How to Win a Job in Educational Leadership.

ISBN: 978-0990410348

Library of Congress Control Number
2019903830
List Price: $19.95

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92 TIPS FROM THE TRENCHES
How to Stay in the Game as an Educational Leader
Dr. Marilou Ryder and Dr. Tamerin Capellino

 

Finally, a book that focuses on the aspects leadership that can chip away at your career, cause you to lose your job, or worse yet, make you lose your will to lead. This book aims to make your journey a little easier by offering effective tools and insider tips to Stay in the GAME.   Written by Dr. Marilou Ryder and Dr. Tamerin Capellino, who both received Faculty of the Year Awards at Brandman University part of the Chapman University System for their major contributions to a highly successful, innovative doctoral program in Organizational Leadership.  Collectively they have served in all leadership roles, as assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.

 

 

ISBN: 978-0-9904103-0-0
Library of Congress Control Number
2014909297

List Price: $24.99 plus shipping
 

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DON'T FORGET YOUR LIPSTICK, GIRL

Sister to Sister Secrets for Gaining Confidence, Courage, and Power

Dr. Marilou Ryder and Jessica Thompson 

 

Kae has the doctorate degree but fears she doesn’t have the skills to apply for a director job in her company. Alissa won’t raise her hand in a meeting because she feels everyone will think she’s stupid. Cara wants to ask for a raise after five years in the company but doesn’t want to upset the apple cart.  And Alma, a former executive director and now a stay at home mother feels guilty accepting a part time position offered from her company.

Dr. Marilou Ryder, a leading expert on the gender divide and Jessica Thompson interviewed hundreds of confident and successful women from all walks of life who share POWER TIPS for gaining confidence and influence in a male dominated society.  The need to be liked, to please everyone, and serve others and make peace are part of women’s DNA and it’s been drilled into them since birth.  So, it begs the question what will it take for women to release themselves from their self-doubt and lack of courage that continue to hold them back from the lives they truly deserve.   DON’T FORGET YOUR LIPSTICK, GIRL advises women to do what men have done all along.  Develop a strong presence in the workplace, at home and in their community. 

ISBN 978-0990410362
Library of Congress Control Number
2020934062
List Price $18.95 

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KNOW YOUR WORTH, GIRL

invest in Yourself and Spend it on You!

Inspirations, Hints, Tips and Truths

Dr. Marilou Ryder and Jessica Thompson 

 

Looking for a fun and inspirational book to recharge your capacity to be your best self on a good day? KNOW YOUR WORTH, GIRL by the bestselling Sister to Sister authors will turn your head. Dive in, pick a few pages at random, or read the pages backwards.  Whatever your method for reading this book you’ll gain the same nuggets of inspiration, tips, hints and truths covering a wide range of themes: from investing in your own confidence to claiming your right to what you’re truly worth as a woman.  Perfectly sized for a nightstand table or to tuck in your purse for an on-the-go guide, KNOW YOUR WORTH, GIRL makes an ideal companion as you start or end your day―or whenever you or a friend need an uplifting pick-me-up.

ISBN 978-0-9904103-8-6
Library of Congress Control Number
2020944873
List Price $12.95 

LOVE YOUR AGE, GIRL

Be Good to Yourself and Live to 100!

Inspirations, Hints, Tips and Truths

Dr. Marilou Ryder and Jessica Thompson 

COMING SOON TO A BOOKSTORE NEAR YOU