Passing the Principal TExES Exam: Keys to Certification & School Leadership


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Corwin Publishers
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8.4 X 10.9 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Learn more about Elaine Wilmore′s PD offeringsDr. Elaine Wilmore was a public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education. She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs. She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University. She also founded and is President of Elaine L. Wilmore Leadership Initiatives, which focuses on improving campus and district leadership to increase student performance. Elaine formerly served as a Professor, the Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She also served at Dallas Baptist University as Assistant Vice President for Educational Networking and Program Director for the M.Ed. and, again, the implementing director of the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

Prior to her position at Dallas Baptist University, Dr. Wilmore served as Special Assistant to the Dean for NCATE Accreditation, Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and was the founder of all initial Educational Leadership graduate programs at UTA including the innovative field-based and grant funded Educational Leadership UTA, which received national acclaim, and the Scholars of Practice program. While at UTA she also served as Director of University Program Development where she developed and was the original Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee for the College of Education. Dr. Wilmore's respect amongst those in higher education has led her to serve as a tenure reviewer in four states and a manuscript and proposal reviewer for many conferences and professional journals.

I attended your workshop at College Station this past summer. I am happy to announce that I passed my certification exam the first time around! I am so excited and look forward to the future and what doors may open. Thank you for your strategies and your book! - Elodia Witterstaetter, TX


"On the first try this summer I came so close to passing. I took the exam for the second time this last Saturday, January fourth. I got my scores today. WOW! I Passed! The second edition is amazing."--Rod Muirhead


I know you have never met me, and probably never will, but I wanted to tell you thank you for writing your book! It was a great resource after I missed passing my test the first time by one point! After reading it, I retook my test and passed! I am now (almost) two weeks into my first admin position and this is the first time I have had to email you. Just wanted you to know I'm appreciative of you!


--J. Travis Barnes, Assistant Principal

"I purchased Dr. Wilmore's second edition of Passing the Principal Texes Exam. I was struggling with the Oklahoma Secondary Principal exam. I found the book very helpful and wanted to write and let her know that I passed and owe some of that success to her book."

--Paul Kirchubel

"Dr. Wilmore's work enabled and empowered me to be successful on the Principals TExES exam. I have no doubt in that regard."

--Tony Dodson, Basketball Coach

"I just found out today that I passed the principal exam. The practice test and Elaine's book are spot on! I know I wouldn't have passed without them! Thank you!"

--Glynis Durham, 4th Grade Teacher
"I want to thank you for your incredible insightfulness in your book Passing the Principal TEXES exam!Through your guidance and wisdom, I was able to successfully navigate my way through my test and passed the first time! I implemented the various strategies while studying AND during the test, which was tremendous advice. I could go on all day about how your book has literally changed my life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
--Tammy Morrison, School Counselor
The new edition of Dr. Elaine Wilmore's text is absolutely outstanding. "Passing the Principal TExES Exam" will be of tremendous value to those aspring to be principals in Texas.--William Allan Kritsonis, PhD
"Elaine Wilmore has done it again with this updated second edition of her phenomenal book. Here is a guide that is at once comprehensive and specific in its focus; as broad as a sunbeam and as detailed as a laser beam. For the serious educator, it doesn't get any more helpful than this."-- (11/28/2012)
"Dr. Wilmore's book is our go-to reference when working with students who are studying for the TExES Exam. The clear and effective strategies and insights have undoubtedly helped increase our TExES Exam pass rate. The book is written in language that is easy for students to understand and the strategies presented are very clear and easy to follow. Dr. Wilmore has surely provided a rich resource for all of us involved in the preparation of school principals."-- (11/28/2012)
"Wilmore's book looks like another winner. The addition of new material that reflects today's high standards in education make this book a necessary volume in any aspiring administrator's professional library. It's a great tool for anyone preparing for the TExES exam."-- (11/28/2012)
"Dr. Wilmore writes in a clear, conversational tone that engages you in school leadership. As you read, it is almost as if you are drawn into a conversation in which you can hear the voice of this expert in the field."-- (11/21/2012)
"Our principal passing rate for this school year was 94.4% in large part due to the useful strategies outlined in Elaine Wilmore's book. Our students are blessed to be able to have such a reliable tool at their disposal to ensure their success on the state required exam and in the field of education. Bottom line, I strongly recommend her book to any and all institutions offering Principal Certification."-- (11/24/2012)
"I have used Dr. Wilmore's book with over 200 graduate students who were completing their degree in Educational Administration in Texas. The students found the book to give practical information and specific examples of the competencies of educational leaders. This knowledge assisted the students to learn through real-life situations information they needed to know in order to pass the certification examination. All of these students were successful in meeting the requirements to be an administrator for all levels in the schools in Texas. I feel that any student in any state could study this book and pass certification tests required in any state in the union."-- (11/27/2012)
"As a college professor I am always looking for affordable, up-to-date materials that are valuable resources for my students. This book is always at the top of my recommendation list! It is the most practical resource on the market, and it provides readers with a firm foundation."-- (11/26/2012)