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The First Four Questions a New Principal Needs to Answer – Part 2

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What do you believe? This is the second question that needs to be answered when entering a new position of leadership. Once you’ve shared who you are, your new team will need to know what you believe. They want to know if they have similar beliefs in common. So you have to be clear on […]

The First Four Questions a New Principal Needs to Answer

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At the time of this writing, I am not a principal. I am an assistant principal. It is, however, my goal to serve as a principal some day. I have often wondered what it would be like on that day when I meet my new staff for the first time. What would be my first […]

Who Does Your Office Describe?

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I recently had the opportunity to serve as a principal for a day at a neighboring intermediate school. I am currently the assistant principal of a middle school in the same district, but for one day, I was asked to substitute for the administration of another school. Their admin team was on a leadership retreat […]

How Every Student Will Participate in the Promotion Ceremony This Year

How Every Student Will Participate in the Promotion Ceremony This Year

I sat across from Mrs. Hernandez as she pulled out another tissue from the Kleenex box on my desk. She was crying. I had just notified her that her son, Manuel, would not be participating in the promotion ceremony we have every year for the eighth grade class. Manuel had earned below a 1.5 cumulative […]

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