Smart Growth for New School Leaders

There are plenty of bumps in the road for school leaders in their first year, but an assistant principal found four strategies that made the journey a bit smoother.

An African proverb states, “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” When you’re a new administrator, there is so much to learn and experience: uncomfortable conversations with parents, teachers, or staff; emergency situations; and the guidance and mentoring of staff members.

Quite frankly, the road toward becoming an effective administrator is typically full of bumps and detours.

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