10 Survival Tips for New, Struggling School Principals

Sandra Harris, Ph.D.

 

Principal Survival TipsHere are 10 survival tips for school principals, whether you're new to school administration, struggling to keep your head above water, or just want to refresh your best practices.

 

Dr. Sandra Harris has authored several books on Educational Leadership and Best Practices for Principals. She shares her top 10 tips for effective administrators and principals.

 

1. Effective Principals emphasize what we do for our students to be successful.

2. Effective Principals focus on people, not programs.

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3. Effective Principals empower others (faculty, students, parents).

4. Effective Principals communicate, communicate, communicate.

5. Effective Principals respect and value diversity.

6. Effective Principals manage conflict creatively and in a timely manner.

7. Effective Principals uphold high standards for students, teachers, and themselves.

8. Effective Principals are courageous.

9. Effective Principals advocate for those in need of support.

10. Effective Principals ensure that the school campus is a safe, welcoming place for all.

 

Share your top survival tips for school administrators in the comments section!

 

If your district needs professional development training for school principals, contact the K-12 Teachers Alliance for assistance at http://www.k12teachertraining.com.