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Dougherty, Eleanor – Principal, 1998
Standards can help principals replace a rote educational approach with one that is purposeful, relevant, and engaging. To succeed, standards must become the school's common language, be linked with assessments, and create the curriculum. Standards demand collaboration, consensus, and ongoing professional development; stress principles over factual…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Responsibility, Educational Quality, Elementary Education
Giba, Mary Anna – Principal, 1998
Challenged to increase leadership opportunities for teachers, an El Paso elementary school principal appointed two master teachers to a vice-principal vacancy, increased teacher collaboration time, and experimented with vertical-team representation, teacher input for hiring decisions, and creative scheduling. Only the principal can actually…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Education, Participative Decision Making, Principals