Tag Archive for school leadership

As I leave my suburban school, lessons I’ve learned on what makes or breaks a principal

So many say that the principalship is the hardest job in education…and I couldn’t agree more. Being the inspiration, visionary, coach, sounding board, disciplinarian, advocate, negotiator, face and voice of the school is a tall order. I have left out so many other technical aspects of the job like building management, finances, marketing, recruitment, Human Resources, and local politics. And… Read more →

To all those Ed.D school leaders who demand to be called ‘doctor,’ please get over yourself

This is going to piss off my educator friends, but I have a little advice for all those Ed.Ds who insist on being called “Doctor.” Stop. Just Stop. I get it. You worked hard for that Doctor of Education degree and you’re proud of it. Learning is a good thing. But when you use that honorific as a bludgeon with… Read more →

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