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ERIC Number: EJ812676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Assisting the Assistant Principal
Davis, James
Principal Leadership, v9 n2 p6-7 Oct 2008
Retaining quality staff members is a hot topic in the public school arena. Although teachers are often the focus of concern, hiring and retaining quality assistant principals must be addressed as well. Interviewing and hiring the right assistant principal--and then ensuring that he or she remains on in a campus for several years--can do a great deal for staff morale, student achievement, and the overall quality of leadership within the school. This article presents 10 strategies for principals in helping or supporting their assistant principals: (1) Be personal; (2) Allow a closed door; (3) Permit off-campus work time; (4) Recruit others; (5) Protection; (6) Support; (7) Brag about them; (8) No negative talk; (9) Avoid micro-managing; and (10) Make them take time for themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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