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The First-Year Principal - Peter A. Hall

The First-Year Principal

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Published: 28th March 2004
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Most administrative internships and educational leadership programs are thorough in providing theory and basic practice, but lack in preparing future administrators for the vast scope of responsibility in the principalship. Peter Hall wrote The First-Year Principal as a principal at the conclusion of his first year, thus the point of view comes straight from the trenches. This is a no-holds-barred, honest look at the pelting storm that awaits the rookie school administrator. For individuals considering a career in school administration, deans/assistant principals, and first-year administrators. It can also be used as a supplementary text to any graduate-level program.

This book is a must read for the rookie administrator. As a first year vice principal, I found this extremely useful: Mr. Hall discusses the reality of the business. No theory, just the down and dirty. He offers simple solutions to complex issues that many of us have never even heard of. I particularly enjoyed Mr. Hall's sense of humor. As I read this book, I felt great relief knowing that others are faced with similar experiences.--Chad Hicks, vice principal, Glenn Duncan Elementary School, Reno, NV

Introduction
The jobp. 1
Acquiring the jobp. 5
Prepare thyselfp. 13
Lightning strikesp. 19
Just because you're newp. 25
Hiring the right folksp. 33
Supervision and evaluationp. 39
The three golden rulesp. 51
Catch-allp. 59
Tales of combatp. 67
Staying healthyp. 75
App: Forms to help the first-year principal
The principal's eight-role monthly checklistp. 81
Interview questions for principalship candidatesp. 83
Sample agenda for a startup staff meetingp. 85
Interview questions for teacher candidatesp. 91
Walk-through checklistp. 95
Postobservation self-reflection form for teachersp. 97
Belief system questionnairep. 99
Principal performance questionnairep. 103
Annotated referencesp. 105
About the authorp. 107
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ISBN: 9781578861088
ISBN-10: 157886108X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 114
Published: 28th March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.91
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Type: Annotated