Qualities of Effective Principals
What does it take to be a good school principal? No two principals work in exactly the same way, but research shows that effective principals do focus on a core set of factors that are critical to fostering success for all students. In Qualities of Effective Principals, James H. Stronge, Holly B. Richard, and Nancy Catano delineate these factors and show principals how to successfully balance the needs and priorities of their school and continuously develop and refine their leadership skills. Throughout the book, the authors provide readers with helpful tools and extensive research that will help them to
This book also includes practical skills checklists, quality indicators and red flags for effective leadership, and an extensive annotated bibliography. Qualities of Effective Principals is an excellent resource for both experienced and new principals committed to developing and leading strong schools that help all students succeed.
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Part 1What It Means to Be an Effective Principal
Supporting Best Practice
The Heart of the School
Selecting Supporting and Retaining Quality Teachers and Staff
Assessing Instructional Quality
Building a Foundation for Teaching and Learning
Working with Internal and External Constituencies
Making a Contribution to the Educational Community
The Principals Role in Student Achievement