"I feel that this is a book that principals will be interested in purchasing and reading. It has practical advice and relevant examples of how the advice can and has been implemented."
Phillip Silsby, Principal
Belleville West High School, Belleville, IL
"I could hear the voices of some of the principals who were interviewed speaking to me. The author clearly knows how to gather information and present it in a meaningful way."
Bonnie Tryon, Zone 2 Director
National Association of Elementary School Principals
"This is a powerful guidebook for new principals. More than that, it also contains valuable insight and examples to assist veteran principals in growing and improving professionally."
Kimberly Kay Janisch, Principal
Watertown High School, Watertown, SD
How can principals raise achievement levels, energize teachers, and get results? How can you remain productive and effective in this age of accountability?
Highly effective principals have strong communication skills, high levels of knowledge about teaching and learning, and the ability to provide instructional leadership. This excellent, new resource provides principals, administrative teams, and educators with tremendous resources to hone these skills and traits.
Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals contains ideas, reflections, behaviors, habits, and stories from the trenches to guide and inspire as you seek to increase your own effectiveness. Each chapter in this resource describes an essential component of personal effectiveness. A highly effective principal is
- A communicator—listen, empathize, and connect
- An educator—with a depth of knowledge; motivates intellectual growth
- An envisioner—focused on the vision of what schools can be
- A facilitator—building strong relationships
- A change master—flexible, futuristic, and realistic, and can motivate change
- A culture builder—communicating and modeling a strong, viable vision
- An activator—with motivation, energy, and enthusiasm to spare
- A producer— building intellectual development and academic achievement
- A character builder—whose values are trustworthiness, respect, and integrity
- A contributor—whose priority is making contributions to the success of others
Transform your school into a community of learners, set high academic and behavioral expectations, and create a culture where children feel special and safe.