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ERIC Number: EJ917564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Developing Great Administrators One Teacher at a Time
Nelson, Kristen
Principal, v89 n5 p24-27 May-Jun 2010
Principal shortages have become a nationwide issue, with education publications frequently discussing the devastating problem of not having enough high-quality candidates apply for administrative positions. The conundrum begs the question: Where have all the instructional leaders gone? To meet the challenge of keeping high-quality principal candidates coming through the front door, Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) in Southern Orange County, California, has developed the Teaching Assistant Principal (TAP) program--a "build your own" school administrative program--that has produced hundreds of high-quality, well-trained administrators ready to experience the hard work and excitement of school leadership. This article discusses how California school district developed its own principal training program, producing administrators straight from its teaching ranks.
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 Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California