The New Principal

The New Principal

Surviving Your First Year as Educator in Charge

Margaret Carter


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This book is a six part guide to the principalship. It covers topics including:

-How to know who you are working with and how to explore their motivation.

-Who are the informal leaders in your building and how to negotiate a principal’s relationship with them.

-How to evaluate your school staff and use them more effectively.

-How to determine if your community is on your side or have already lined up for a showdown with you.

This book leads principals through an examination of themselves and their motivation. It takes an unflinching look at the nature of today’s principalship at all levels.


Margaret Carter:
Margaret Carter has been a school administrator for over ten years at the high school, middle, and elementary levels in both urban and rural settings, large and small schools. She has worked exclusively in high challenge schools and negotiated major change initiatives at every site.