So You Want To Be A Principal?

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So You Want to be a Principal? describes the challenging and positive aspects of the career of a school principal. At a time when our society needs an ever increasing number of school building leaders, Hayes writes for teachers who might wish to consider a career in school administration. In addition, many chapters are helpful to the aspiring administrator in finding a job and being successful in the role of building principal. In So You Want to be a Principal?, Bill Hayes provides valuable and unbiased information about an important role in our society, helping readers analyze their own future careers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578860753
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

William Hayes has been a high school social studies teacher, department chair, assistant principal, and high school principal. From 1973-1994, he served as superintendent of schools for the Byron-Bergen Central School District, outside of Rochester, New York. During his career, he was an active member of the New York State Council of School Superintendents and is the author of a council publication entitled The Superintendency: Thoughts for New Superintendents, which is used to prepare new superintendents in New York State. Hayes has also written a number of articles for various education journals. Since his retirement in 1994, he has chaired the Teacher Education Division at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. He is the author of six previous books by ScarecrowEducation, Real-Life Case Studies for Teachers, Real-Life Case Studies for School Administrators, So You Want to Be a Superintendent?, So You Want to Be a School Board Member?, Real-Life Case Studies for School Board Members, and So You Want to Be a College Professor?

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Table of Contents

1 The Changing Role of the Principal 1
2 Formal Training Programs for Principals 13
3 Preparing for Leadership 27
4 Gaining an Appointment 35
5 The First Year 45
6 Working with the Central Administration and the Board of Education 51
7 The Principal's Relationship with the Faculty and Staff 57
8 The Principal's Relationship with Parents and the Community 71
9 Maintaining a Safe and Orderly Building 83
10 The Principal as an Instructional Leader 97
11 Current Issues Facing Principals 109
12 The Principal and the Law 131
13 Succeeding as a Principal 147
14 The Principal's Personal Life 157
15 The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Position 165
16 Is the Principalship the Right Job for Me? 173
Index 179
About the Author 185
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