About the author: Dr. Christine J. Villani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Administration and Supervision at Southern Connecticut State University. She has written and lectured extensively in the areas of supervision, leadership and organizational theory, and school law. She is a former educational administrator.
Dr. Colin Ward is an Assistant Professor at Winona State University in Minnesota. He instructs, supervises, and advises graduate students for preparation in school and agency counseling. His areas of expertise include counseling supervision, diagnosis and assessment, and clinical orientation to school counseling and consultation.2001 0-7734-7611-3
This book introduces a new model of supervision that crosses the disciplines of educational leadership and counseling to provide a comprehensive framework for creating academically healthy schools, schools whose dynamics include the emotional, familial, cultural and administrative processes related to a student’s experiences. It presents an understanding of school violence and what is meant by academically healthy schools. It discusses in complete theoretical detail the various models of supervision in both fields. Following this complete documentation is the newly created model of supervision (Synthesized Professional Supervision Model - SPSM), and a demonstration for its utilization in creating academically healthy schools that can lead to a reduction of school violence. represents a major shift in the paradigms of supervision and serves as a significant change agent for America’s schools.