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.
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