May 29, 2006

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Leadership at School: How to Get the Job Done

Cultivating school change requires strong leadership. Effective principals know the value of observing reform strategies that are underway at similar schools.

by Joe DiMartino and Sherri Miles for Principal Leadership magazine, National Association of Secondary School Principals

Good principals work hard to empower their staff members and find ways to get multiple parties involved in supporting new ideas. As school leaders, they create and sell the message that the focus of any initiative is on students and student achievement. Although these principals are quick to note that collaboration makes success possible, an observer can easily see that it is the principal’s vision, dedication, and determination that provides the mobilizing force behind any reform effort. What is it about the leadership qualities of these principals that makes change possible?

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