Very few books on the superintendency, if any, address the position in the manner of The School Superintendent: The Profession and the Person. This book covers how to become a superintendent and be successful at it and presents a personal view of the superintendency. It also details: the history of the superintendency, the relationship between the superitendent and the school board, the different types of leadership styles. Authors Sharp and Walter, both former superintendents, offer practical advice, discussion questions, and examples throughout this book. There is also a chapter written by spouses of superintendents in his/her point of view. Intended for use in graduate education classes on the superintendency as well as practicing and aspiring superintendents.