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The Journal of School Public Relations is a quarterly publication providing research, analysis, case studies and descriptions of best practices in six critical areas of school administration: public relations, school and community relations, community education, communication, conflict management/resolution, and human resources management. Practitioners, policymakers, consultants and professors rely on the Journal for cutting-edge ideas and current knowledge. Articles are a blend of research and practice addressing contemporary issues ranging from passing bond referenda to building support for school programs to integrating modern information.

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THEODORE KOWALSKI

Professional organizations commonly play a pivotal role when it comes to influencing the behavior of school and college administrators. Consequently, the dispositions expressed by the leadership in these entities are important because they often reflect what is valued and what is rewarded. For this reason, the Journal of School Public Relations periodically commissions interviews with the current or immediate past presidents of major administrator organizations.

This issue includes three such interviews. The first was conducted by Susan Steaffens, principal of the Dean Petersen Professional Development School, Las Vegas, Nevada. She interviewed Barbara Chester, president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The second was conducted by Thomas P. Warren, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Adult and Higher Education at North Carolina State University. He interviewed Jana Frieler, president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The third was conducted by Professor Paul Johnson from Bowling Green State University. He interviewed Mark Bielang, immediate past president of the American Association of School Administrators. All three interviews focus on dispositions toward school public relations and communication.

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School Public Relations and the Principalship: An Interview With Barbara Chester, President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals

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SUSAN STEAFFENS

Founded in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other administrators and professors throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries. One of NAESP’s core beliefs is that the progress and well-being of the individual child must be a primary consideration in the planning and operating of schools. The organization’s philosophy also espouses that the principal is instrumental in creating the learning environment, affecting student achievement, and influencing long-term school improvement efforts (see http://www.naesp.org).

As the current president of NAESP, Barbara Chester has the responsibility of representing the organization’s members in their efforts as advocates for children. Principal Chester’s answers to the interview questions reflect the challenges facing our schools and the role that principals need to play in addressing them.

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School Public Relations and the Principalship: An Interview With Jana Frieler, President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals

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THOMAS P. WARREN

Amodest attempt to describe the contemporary nature of public school administration might include references to student disciplinary challenges; community and public outreach; school resource management and sourcing; budgeting; district, state, and national accountability standards; the chaotic work nature of principal and assistant principal-ships and the long hours that the jobs entail; and, of course, human relations management, or people skills. These and other aspects of the complex job called public school administration are the subjects of this interview and reflection.

What follows is a transcript of a recent interview with Jana Frieler, 2010–2011 president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Ms. Frieler has been in education for 26 years, 16 of those in administration. For the past 6 years, she has been with the Cherry Creek School District, most recently as principal of Overland High School, Aurora, Colorado. During the course of her education career, Ms. Frieler has been active in her home state’s professional administration association, the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP), where she has held all offices. Ms. Frieler attributes the insight and experience that she gained from serving the CASSP and public schools as two of the personal strengths that she brings to the current NASSP leadership.

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School Public Relations and the Principalship: An Interview With Mark Bielang, President of American Association of School Administrators

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PAUL JOHNSON

From returning phone calls to traversing the political landscape to building trust, American Association of School Administrators (AASA) president Mark Bielang covers a lot of territory as he describes the public relations challenges confronting today’s school administrators. Having just concluded his term as AASA president, Mr. Bielang has served as a teacher, a principal, and for the past 15 years, superintendent of the Paw Paw, Michigan, school district. In this interview, he shares his experiences and his insights.

Johnson: First of all, please start by sharing a brief history of your professional background, including a description of your current position.

Bielang: My current position, one I have been in for 15 years, is superintendent of the Paw Paw Public School District in Paw Paw, Michigan. It is a district of about 2,300 students. We are considered a rural district near Kalamazoo, Michigan, the largest urban center in our region.

We have two elementary schools configured K–2 and 3–5, one middle school containing Grades 6–8, and a 9–12 high school. We also have an early childhood center and an alternative education center. Previous to this position, I served as a high school principal in two different districts, both in Michigan. I also served as an assistant principal and began my teaching career teaching industrial education and building trades.

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Role of Communication in the Context of Educating Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Parents’ and Teachers’ Perspectives

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MIRKA KORO-LJUNGBERG
REGINA BUSSING
JEFFRIANNE WILDER
FAYE GARY

ABSTRACT: Recent school policies increasingly support “parent-integrated” school environments, which benefit from effective parent–school collaborations and strong communication skills to ensure optimal educational outcomes. However, invisible disabilities, such as attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, provide unique sociopolitical contexts that shape effective communication. This qualitative study examined communication strategies between parents of students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their teachers, using qualitative data collected in joint focus groups. Domain analysis was used to establish a conceptualization of communication that distinguishes relevant contexts (e.g., policy, situational, interpersonal) and forms of communication. Modality analysis subsequently examined the contents and functions of communicated messages. Recommendations for promoting communication skills and knowledge-building efforts are provided in relation to inclusive education of students with special learning needs.

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