How Principals Navigate Challenge
A Commentary Collection
The job of the school principal is one that demands multitasking. One minute you might have a teacher in your office discussing instruction, and the next you could be facing a crisis. As a veteran school leader, you know the ability to juggle is key to your success. As an aspiring or new school leader, the challenges ahead can be difficult to imagine.
Writing for this special package, current and former school leaders offer insight on how they managed and recovered from some of the most difficult—and often unexpected—circumstances of their careers.
During a disaster, school leaders often double as first responders. Associate professor of ed. leadership William Sterrett offers four lessons.
In the state with the nation’s highest suicide rate, Hannah Nieskens and Melissa Robbins have zeroed in on student mental health.
Leadership is a test. Paul Kelly, a very busy principal, explains how he learned to pass.
This special section is supported by a grant from The Wallace Foundation. Education Week retained sole editorial control over the content of this package; the opinions expressed are the authors’ own, however.
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