Kaye Peery, Superintendent
Maxwell Municipal Schools, NM
"I wish this book had been written many years ago to help me with my first principal's position. It is an indispensable resource for new and seasoned principals to avoid the pitfalls of administration."
Ron Joekel, Executive Director Emeritus
Phi Delta Kappa International
Learn to navigate the principalship by avoiding the major roadblocks that can arise along the way!
Don't let bad decisions and unnecessary oversights ruin your school day—or worse, your career! Marilyn Grady examines the twenty most critical mistakes principals make, and provides the strategies you need to avoid them. By surveying both teachers and administrators, and applying her own experiences as both teacher and a principal, the author examines the crucial errors from the following seven key categories:
- People Skills—managing interpersonal relationships and communication
- People—working with staff and parents Principal—examining professional behaviors inherent in the position
- Job—juggling time demands and heavy workloads
- Tasks—looking more closely at administrative duties
- Personal Issues—focusing on family and health
- Fatal Attractions—addressing judgment errors that can be disastrous for your career
While everyone makes mistakes, you'll have the crucial insight needed to avoid the biggest ones!