Are You In a Pickle?

Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps

By: Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D.


Words To Lead By  



Powerful and


Professional Relationships


Words To Lead By

An insightful and inspirational DVD

about building professional and productive relationships.





Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D.


Publications & Videos

Are You In A Pickle? Lessons Learned Along the Way: Students’ Performance and Achievement Gaps (2012)

•           Developing the Effective Principal, Aspen Publishers, Inc., (2002) 

•           “Superintendent's Quarterly District Newsletter,” Progress Report, 1997 - 2002

•           “A Place for Mandatory School Uniform Policy: A District Perspective,” American Association of School Administrators, 2000

•           “Family and Community Support: Coordinated Health and Human Services,”

•           The Commissioner's Critical Analysis Series Number II, 1993

•           “A Motivational Program to Empower High Risk Students: What Principals Can Do,” The Reading Teacher, 1992

•           “The Writing to Read Program,” Exemplary Practices in Education, 1992

•           “Do You Really Understand Your Students?” Principal (NAESP), 1992

•           “Do Your Students Read To You? When the Principal Listens, Everybody Wants to Read,” Principal (NAESP), 1991

•           “The Reading/Writing Connection and Children from Economically Disadvantaged Homes,” TEPSA Journal, 1991

•           “Building Morale/School Climate - Are You on Your Way to the Top?” Instructional Leader (TEPSA), 1990

•           “ Factors Relating to Dissimilar Reading Achievement,” Dissertation, TWU, 1990

•           Action Plan Goals & Priorities, 2003 - 2004

•           Action Plan Implementation, 2004 - 2005

•           “Policy on Developmentally Appropriate Practice,” Texas Education Agency, 1994.

•           “From Policy to Implementation,” Texas Star Series, 1993 (public broadcast system)

•           “Drugs Out, Kids In,” Baylor Hospital (Dallas, Texas), 1989 (video)

•           “Effective School Correlate: School Climate,” State of Texas (Region X), 1989 (video)

•           “Motivating Students to Learn and Motivating Teachers to Teach,” Phyllis Wheatley Elementary (Dallas Independent School District), 1988