Many new principals seek a professional guide that is simple, current, to-the-point, and enjoyable to read. A Primer for New Principals can be used by beginning principals as a personal reference for the demands of the stressful and important job. The guidelines presented in this book are grade-level neutral-intended for the principal of K-12 public, charter, or private schools. More than 100 references and recommended readings are provided.
Richard Kellough taught public school for 11 years, including three years as a grades 7-12 teacher-principal, followed by 34 years of university teaching.
Chapter 1 Important Things You Need to Know Up Front Chapter 2 Becoming an Effective Leader Chapter 3 Your Areas of Responsibilities Chapter 4 Ensuring That Your School Is a Safe Place Chapter 5 Providing Instructional Leadership Chapter 6 The Off-Site Community Chapter 7 Summary Self-Assessment: Characteristics of the Ideal Principal