Beginning the Principalship: A Practical Guide for New School Leaders
'You cannot take on the principalship and view it as a job . . . . Simply stated, you have to view it as a special calling' - Jim Kelch, from Beginning the Principalship, Third Edition
The best way to learn the ropes is to have an expert at your side. Beginning the Principalship, Third Edition is exactly that kind of essential encouragement and help you need. Filled with updated and new information designed to help you survive your first years as headteacher, this new edition of John C. Daresh's bestseller provides the resources you need to become a strong and effective leader.
Find out how you can
o Manage others' expectations of you as headteacher;
o Master the technical skills necessary to run a school;
o Create and clarify your personal professional growth plan;
o Work effectively with the community;
o Incorporate staff in school goals and initiatives;
o Work more effectively with parents.
In compelling scenarios from new headteachers, Daresh focuses on the practical skills for developing a network, the process of finding mentors, and the importance of professional organizations. With the tools this guide offers, you will build the skills you need to thrive as a principal, growing more comfortable-and more confident-in your role as school leader!