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ERIC Number: EJ894639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
A Rewarding Philosophy
McKibben, Sarah
Principal Leadership, v10 n5 p22-25 Jan 2010
This article presents an interview with Sheila Kahrs, principal of Haymon-Morris Middle School in Winder, Georgia, and the 2010 MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year. Haymon-Morris Middle School has 815 in enrollment, 50 teachers, and 33 staff members. She talks about her leadership philosophy with her teachers and assistant principals, the secret to having 90 minutes of common planning time each day, and some of the school's practices in dealing with bullying and in keeping students safe. She shares that their recess policy is an important factor in the give-and-take between teachers and students. It is a reflection of the positive discipline plan designed and enforced by their teachers. They believe that rewarding their students accomplishes more positive results than punishing them and it makes their school a pleasant place for teachers, students, and staff members.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia