My amazing assistant principal was named principal of another school here in our district this past week. (!!!) We are SO excited for her, but that means I’ve got an incredible opportunity to bring on a new partner in crime. A new leader is bright…shiny…full of energy, ideas, and motivated to do their best.
A new leader means I also now have the INCREDIBLE RESPONSIBILITY of having a new partner in crime!
I remember the exact moment I realized as the new principal that the growing, molding, and motivating of my assistant principal (and actually, my whole office staff!) was my responsibility. While she herself, obviously, played a large role in her own development, it was me who would help guide and direct her as the leader of the campus. It was a weight I’d never contemplated so seriously before..but one I won’t take for granted.
My new AP is fresh from the classroom, and I know she is excited and bringing incredible strengths to the table. When we meet for the first time, I have this tool that another principal in our district shared (Thanks, Dr. Helm!!) to go over.
What could I add? Any experienced admin have any suggestions?
I have several books to hand her as well.
I’ve also already got an order placed for several books that I feel are vital to the well-rounded, multi faceted leadership approach that we embody here at our campus. These are books that I either read and reread regularly or feel have led to the kind of leader I want to be, the perspective I want to share with my teachers. I can’t wait to share copies with her!
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