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Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education is a book to turn to when there is a challenge that needs tackling, when you need a boost of inspiration, or when you just want to reflect on your own journey. Ann shares a graceful approach to being a more capable and effective leader in the field of early childhood. Told in a narrative, inspirational, and practical way this book shares the values that the author has and has been able to hold onto in order to be successful. It shares how one woman maintained her grace and quiet dignity while on her leadership journey and overcame the challenges and hurdles that she faced. This is not a theoretical book but rather one that shows how theory/personal experience can be used and put into action.
About the Author
Ann McClain Terrell is the Director of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation. She was formerly the Director of Innovation and the Director of Early Childhood Education for Milwaukee Public Schools. She holds a master of science degree in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, and a master of science degree in cultural foundations of education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ann received the Black Women's Network Legacy of Leadership in Education Award 2008; the National Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate Early Childhood Recognition Award 2007; and the Community Braining Storming Conference Children's Advocacy Award 2004. She was selected as a 2000 Children's Defense Funds Early Childhood Leadership Fellow and was recently nominated for the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Bert Grover Advocacy Award.