New Principal Post: Lessons From the First Half of the School Year?
Halfway into my first year as a new school principal, what have I learned? First, there is No Power in the Principalship, only in relationships.
Although I felt there were many things that needed to be changed, if I did not build trust and relationships with my staff, nothing could be accomplished. Over communicating and distributive leadership are not just theoretic words, they are words to live by for a new Principal.
Treating everyone with dignity and respect and making sure your staff does the same can save you a lot of headaches.
Dr. William Sterrett, Professor at UNC-Wilmington has a great book out, Short on time, “How can we find time to meet students’ and teachers’ needs, foster ingenuity and innovation, and apply best practices when so much is demanding our attention right this minute?
This is a perfect read for new school administrators. He has a FREE 100 point, Getting Ready to Lead, Action Step Guide. This guide is intended for those thinking about and those who are preparing to become School Administrators.