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If I Only Knew...
Success Strategies for Navigating the Principalship



July 1998 | 224 pages | Corwin
Written to give an `insiders view' of the many dimensions of the principalship that impact on the lives of principals. The authors offer guidelines, checklists, advice from other principals, considerations and reflections to make any principal's day on the job run more smoothly. The book will help both new and veteran principals along the path to positive, enduring and successful leadership.

Roland S. Barth
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Introduction: A Veteran Principal Finds Himself or Herself New, Again
 
Part 1: The Challenges and Problems Facing Rookie and Veteran Principals New to Their Schools
 
1. Factors That Affect Rookie and Veteran Principals Changing School Settings
 
2. The Loneliness of the Principalship
 
3. The Time Juggernaut
 
4. Expectations of the Instructional Leader: Promoting Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Innovation
 
5. The Complexity of Relationships: Faculty, Students, Classified Staff, Parents, and the Community
 
6. Management Concerns
 
Part 2: Finding Solutions to the Challenges and Problems: Strategies, Advice, and Insights for Success
 
7. Becoming a Lifelong Learner
 
8. Human Relations and Authentic Communication
 
9. Honoring the Experienced/Veteran Staff
 
10. Balancing Leadership and Management
 
11. Expanding the Principal's Expertise: School Law, the Master Contract, and Grievance Strategies
 
12. Implementing a Proactive Behavioral Program
 
13. A Principal's Vision for Teaching and Learning
 
14. The Obvious Is Not Always Obvious: What School Principals Often Forget
 
References
 
Index

"An encyclopedic compilation of insights on the major issues confronting school principals. Suggestions are concrete, sensible, and approachable." 

From the Foreword by Roland S. Barth

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