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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 […]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

I am currently reading David Rock’s book, Quiet Leadership, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite books. Although I’m not finished with it yet, I wanted to share something that I’ve learned from the book. David has done a lot of research on the brain, and how it works, and I’ve found it fascinating. […]