Are you ready to be a school principal?

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
June 20th, 2013

Effective school leaders involve themselves in all levels of a school’s operation.

Modeling excellence, building a team of dedicated educators, and instilling a sense of pride throughout the school community are all essential when it comes to establishing and maintaining a successful school culture, according to effective school principals.

“In my experience, it’s about people who are community builders…[who] have high expectations of themselves but also of others, where they believe that excellence is the standard,” said Jimmy Casas, principal of Iowa’s Bettendorf High School in the Bettendorf Community School District, during an edWeb webinar about how school administrators can prepare themselves to be effective school leaders.

“You can’t just talk about excellence—you have to model it, all the time, in behavior, decisions, and expectations of others,” he said.

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3 Responses to “Are you ready to be a school principal?”

June 21, 2013

Yes, I am. Cases rightly said success builds success. What we see is that people just keep on thumbing the importance of education without even bothering what type of educators we are providing to our students.
There is much greater responsibility on the part of principal. Cases gave substantial suggestions.

Samreen M

June 24, 2013

Excellence is important, but character also is important. Administrators must understand that all employees can contribute and should be treated fairly in every area.