Preparing YOU for the Principalship

Lowry, Nikki
May 2005
Principal;May/Jun2005, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p63
The article reports that taking on the responsibility of school leadership requires solid preparation and lots of other things. Learning what it takes to be a principal means understanding the skills one needs and the resources available to him to master those skills. That is why National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) membership is such a valuable investment. NAESP is keenly aware of the challenges K-8 principals face and has assembled a plethora of resources that can help one succeed. Principals also need specialized training tailored to their needs. They can find it in the professional development offerings provided by the NAESP Leadership Academy, which brings together online and on-site programs to help meeting their goals.


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