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What is the role of the school principal?

Posted by Becky Carlton on Mar 16, 2016 4:36:01 PM

School leadership looks different in every school building you visit. From charter to traditional public to the private sector; titles vary and so do responsibilities. But exactly what role should building leaders take on? 

The title 'principal' came from the notion of a principal teacher. Education hasn't changed much over the decades as we moved from the industrial age, our system looks quite similarly structurally as it did 100 years ago. At that time a principal position was intended to be the educational visionary of the school. 
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Topics: Culture, Shared Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Management

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