For a principal, the a new school year brings anticipation, excitement-and-let's admit it-an underlying feeling of trepidation.
I always look forward to this time of year, but with it comes the telltale butterflies in the stomach each time August rolls around. Whether you're a veteran leader or just doing this for a first time, that feeling can leave you a bit unsettled. Reminding yourself of a few school-leadership basics will get you through that time of apprehension and ensure a successful start to your year.
Here are some ideas to help guide you.
In the weeks leading up to the first day...