"Whether you have just picked up the keys to your first school or you've been a principal for decades, the suggestions from Paul Young should be required--and fast--reading for every school leader. This little book is packed with good ideas. The best part, these solid tips remain constant over time and will be just as meaningful each time you pick up the book."
From the Foreword by Vincent Ferrandino
Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals
Sharpen your leadership skills and lead your school skillfully!
What if you already had thirty-years' experience on your first day as a principal? What if, after 20 years as a principal, you felt as fresh and energized as you did on your first day? Principals need encouragement and revitalization for their school and their careers. Full of simple rules and meaningful insights, this indispensable compilation of suggestions and recommendations speaks to all principals.
You Have to Go to School--You're the Principal! offers tips aligned to NAESP standards for principals and beyond, from health advice to people-skills. Paul Young has interacted with scores of principals during his career and his tenure as president of the NAESP. Now, let his experience work for you as he addresses:
- Building partnerships with parents and community for students' success
- Maintaining character in the face of adversity
- Reducing paperwork while getting organized
- Remembering names and fostering relationships with staff and students
- Determining your fundamental beliefs about education
Everything you do is to become a focused, effective, instructional leader. Now you can meet each challenge and interruption as an opportunity each day with renewed hope and energy!