ERIC Number: ED488927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Staffing the Principalship: Finding, Coaching, and Mentoring School Leaders
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
"Help Wanted" signs are springing up outside schools. The shortage of school administrators is not coming, it is here. To thwart the shortage and keep schools on the cutting edge, diligence in cultivating, training, and inspiring a new generation of school leaders--especially for the principalship, must be exercised. Staffing the Principalship offers a structured, adaptable approach to finding high-quality principals and administrators in the ranks of teacher leaders and aspiring applicants. In this book, the author shares her professional experiences to explain proven strategies that can increase a district's applicant pool and build a strong cadre of candidates ready and able to tackle the demands of the principalship. This book helps determine how best to: (1) identify and cultivate candidates for the principalship; (2) support principals in their first years on the job; (3) help experienced principals grow; (4) keep good leaders, and; (5) train current and future leaders to delegate and redistribute responsibilities and tasks. Now is the time to invest in public education by making administrator support and development a top priority in school districts. Securing dynamic principals who can prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow is essential for the success of every school. The books contains the following six chapters: (1) Understanding What the Principal Shortage Means for Your District; (2) Finding High-Quality Candidates; (3) Getting Prospects Ready for the Principalship; (4) Supporting a Principal's First Years on the Job; (5) Helping Principals Continue to Grow; and (6) Keeping Good Leaders.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, School Districts, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Recruitment, Administrator Education, Mentors, Professional Development, Personnel Selection
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.