My Writing

Here is some of my writing on a variety of topics.


McGuigan, Leigh, Systems Thinking and Culture Change in Urban Education, in Hoy, Wayne K., and DiPaola, Michael, Improving Schools, Studies in Leadership and Culture, 2008.

McGuigan, Leigh and Hoy, Wayne K., Principal Leadership: Creating a Culture of Academic Optimism to Improve Achievement for All Students, in Leadership and Policy in Schools, September 2006.


For an example of a blog on School Turnarounds go here.

Leigh’s Weekly Reader

When I first arrived at New York City Schools as Director of Strategic Planning for Human Resources, I wrote a short newsletter on education topics for selected staff in our central office. To take a look, click here.