The First Year as Principal: Real World Stories from America's Principals

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In The First Year as Principal, thirty principals who are true instructional leaders share their stories with anyone considering a career in school leadership or looking to understand better what school leadership requires.
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Overview

In The First Year as Principal, thirty principals who are true instructional leaders share their stories with anyone considering a career in school leadership or looking to understand better what school leadership requires.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435081270
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 11/6/1995
  • Pages: 110
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Thorpe is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Among a Company of Pilgrims
Then and Now: Lessons of a New Principal 1
The Best News of All 4
There's Nothing As Practical As a Good Theory 11
Detective, Prosecutor, Judge, and Jury 15
I Probably Am Crazy 19
Principals Must Go Through the Trash 22
Getting the House in Order 24
Trouble and Triumph: A First-Year Experience 27
A Paradoxical Opportunity 30
The Tip of the Iceberg 33
Up the Hawsepipe 35
The Lessons Learned 38
The Year of Living Dangerously 42
Tale of the First Year 45
Wings: My First Year as a Principal 50
Lives of a Rural Principal 54
Survival First 60
A Difference Runs Through Us 63
The Chocolate Milk Compromise 66
Worth the Sacrifice 69
Entry: The Door to Effective Headship 72
Baptism by Fire 76
Adversity: It's Our Reward? 79
The Leap Year of 1992 84
Not Quite a Noble Example 88
Compromises 92
The Monk in the Schoolhouse 96
The Time I Spend 101
The First Hundred Days 104
Hopeful to Hectic 107
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