So You Want to be a Principal? describes the challenging and positive aspects of the career of a school principal. At a time when our society needs an ever increasing number of school building leaders, Hayes writes for teachers who might wish to consider a career in school administration. In addition, many chapters are helpful to the aspiring administrator in finding a job and being successful in the role of building principal. In So You Want to be a Principal?, Bill Hayes provides valuable and unbiased information about an important role in our society, helping readers analyze their own future careers.
William Hayes has been a high school social studies teacher, department chair, assistant principal, and high school principal. From 1973-1994, he served as superintendent of schools for the Byron-Bergen Central School District, outside of Rochester, New York. During his career, he was an active member of the New York State Council of School Superintendents and is the author of a council publication entitled The Superintendency: Thoughts for New Superintendents, which is used to prepare new superintendents in New York State. Hayes has also written a number of articles for various education journals. Since his retirement in 1994, he has chaired the Teacher Education Division at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. He is the author of six previous books by ScarecrowEducation, Real-Life Case Studies for Teachers, Real-Life Case Studies for School Administrators, So You Want to Be a Superintendent?, So You Want to Be a School Board Member?, Real-Life Case Studies for School Board Members, and So You Want to Be a College Professor?