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ERIC Number: EJ837924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
An Open Letter to a New Principal
Hall, Pete
Principal, v88 n4 p8-13 Mar-Apr 2009
During the author's first decade in school administration, coupled with his work with the National Association of Elementary School Principals' National Principal Mentoring Certification Program, he has collected a few nuggets worth sharing to rookie principals. In this article, he discusses what he calls his 7UP (Seven Unyielding Principles): (1) Get a mentor; (2) Hire well; (3) Differentiate supervision; (4) Cultivate a learning community; (5) Follow the three Golden Rules; (6) Remain flexible as a learner; and (7) Stay healthy. (Contains 3 online resources.)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-386-2377; Tel: 703-684-3345; Fax: 800-396-2377; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A