Becoming a school principal
Read Online

Becoming a school principal learning to lead, leading to learn by Sarah E. Fiarman

  • 818 Want to read
  • ·
  • 9 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English


  • In-service training,
  • Educational leadership,
  • School principals,
  • School management and organization

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index.

StatementSarah E. Fiarman ; foreword by Richard F. Elmore
ContributionsElmore, Richard F.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 231 pages
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27195396M
ISBN 101612508472, 1612508464
ISBN 109781612508474, 9781612508467
LC Control Number2015936479

Download Becoming a school principal


Becoming a principal of a school, whether it is at the elementary school, middle school, or high school level, can be a tough journey, and it’s not for everybody. Many teachers feel what they have to contribute is felt the deepest in the classroom and . Sarah Fiarman's text is a powerful resource in my work with new and aspiring public school administrators. Whether used as an anchor text for school-based professional development or as a required text in a semester-long university course, Fiarman speaks directly to the reader, sharing (without any pretense or superficiality) her experiences as a new principal and /5.   Becoming a school principal can lead to a long and satisfying career, whether you have a love for teaching, find pleasure in administrative work, or want to impact the lives of others through education. There are many different steps and 79%(29). The Best and Worst Things About Being a Principal. A recent study by Public Agenda documents principals' feelings about their jobs. Today, Education World does its own survey. Our Principal Files principals share their thoughts about the best and worst "principal tasks.".

It is so exciting to build a team of educators and staff who share a sense of efficacy and are invested in advancing the teaching and learning in a school. Regardless of the challenges the principal and staff might face, together they are committed to advancing and achieving success for their learners.   She currently is a school principal, teaches graduate courses for the Professional Development Institute and writes for We Teach We Learn. Rita's first book,Working Hard, Working Happy: Cultivating a Culture of Effort and Joy in the Classroom (Routledge/MiddleWeb), was published in July   If you are thinking of becoming a principal, it is crucial that you weigh all the pros and cons that come with the all factors of both sides into consideration before making your final decision. If you do not feel you can handle the cons, stay away from this : Derrick Meador. Becoming a school principal can help you take your career in education to the next level. Being a principal, you will fulfill several roles. You may: work as a disciplinarian when student issues cannot be solved by teachers; offer a listening ear when troubled students come to you for help; be a manager when it comes to your teachers and staff.

  "Becoming a School Principal is an essential resource not only for new principals but for principals moving to new schools--especially urban schools with racial mixes and achievement challenges. Sarah Fiarman skillfully reflects on her struggles and missteps and specifies the strategies that she adopts to lead her staff into a learning-focused. Learn how to become a school principal. Research the job description, education, licensing, and other principal requirements to determine whether this is the right career for you. She has held positions as a middle school teacher, high school assistant principal, and elementary principal. She is coauthor, with Bruce Barnett, of a book, Restructuring for Student Learning (A School Leader's Library). Currently, she teaches in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Northern. Principal Comment: "We are dealing with change as we work toward becoming a model Great Expectations School. This little book provided many laughs and a wonderful method of self-evaluation as we deal with change. Now, instead of asking 'why?' my teachers laugh and ask 'Who moved my cheese today?'" Betty Luckett, principal Oakes Elementary School.