Assistant Principals

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School & District Management Opinion Principals, You Aren't the Only Leader in Your School
What I learned about supporting teachers in my first week as an assistant principal started with just one question: “How would I know?”
Shayla Ewing, April 23, 2024
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Professional Development Q&A Teachers Dread PD. Here's How One School Leader Made It Engaging
Teachers need to collaborate in their own learning, said Courtney Walker, an assistant principal from Georgia.
Olina Banerji, April 10, 2024
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Charles Longshore, the assistant principal at Dothan Preparatory Academy in Dothan, Ala., interacts with students.
Charles Longshore, the assistant principal at Dothan Preparatory Academy in Dothan, Ala., observes a student's project.
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School & District Management Q&A Prop Up the Principal, But Do It In Your Own Way: An Assistant Principal’s Advice to His Peers
Charles Longshore is both a coach and confidante to his teachers and students—all to support his principal’s larger vision for the school.
Olina Banerji, March 11, 2024
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School & District Management Opinion Tips for Surviving Your First Year as a School Administrator
Here are five ways to adjust to the new role of school leader, from a second-year administrator.
William Sullivan, September 12, 2023
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School & District Management 'Misused and Undervalued': A Former Principal Wants to Elevate Assistant Principals
In his new book, Baruti Kafele continues his campaign to raise the profile of school leaders who are second in command.
Lydia McFarlane, July 6, 2023
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Professional Development Opinion How You Deliver Professional Learning Says a Lot About You
Are you modeling the instructional approach you want to see in the classroom—or just reading a bland PowerPoint?
NaTasha Woody-Wideman, July 5, 2023
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School & District Management Milwaukee Leader Who Boosted Career Pathways Chosen as Assistant Principal of the Year
Misa Sato is an assistant principal at Reagan High School in Milwaukee.
Denisa R. Superville, April 23, 2023
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School & District Management 'Thank You for All That You Do': How Educators Are Honoring Assistant Principals Week
APs are often the "unsung heroes" of schools.
Marina Whiteleather, April 6, 2023
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School & District Management Assistant Principals Share How They Hone Their Skills—And Make the Job Their Own
As the nation marks National Assistant Principals Week, two APs share how to make the most out of the job.
Denisa R. Superville, April 5, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion ‘I Was Ready to Walk Away’: The Silent Scream of School Leaders
How do we juggle the crushing demands of school management and then return home to be healthy parents, caregivers, spouses, partners?
NaTasha Woody-Wideman, March 14, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion The Lonely Road for Women Administrators
It takes hard work to avoid being unfairly judged as “pushy,” “aggressive,” or “emotional”—while still sticking to your principles.
Erica Walters, January 17, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion The #1 Trait of a Good School Leader
As an administrator, I've needed to prove that my students can be successful.
Erica Walters, November 15, 2022
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School & District Management Top Tips for New Assistant Principals From Those Who've Been There
Nurture relationships, learn on the job, take care of yourself—and other key advice.
Mark Bomster, August 5, 2022
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School & District Management Advice for New Assistant Principals: Seize the Initiative, Take Care of the Teachers
Veterans of the job talk about what's needed to thrive and grow in a position demanding self-care and support from others.
Denisa R. Superville, July 27, 2022
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