The role of the principal covers many different areas including teacher evaluation, leadership, student discipline and several others. Being an effective principal is hard work and is time consuming. A good principal is balanced within all their roles and works hard to ensure that that they are doing what they feel is best for all constituents involved. The primary leader in a school building is the principal. A good leader always leads by example. A principal should be positive, enthusiastic, have their hand in the day to day activities of the school, and listen to what their constituents are saying. An effective leader is available to teachers, staff members, parents and community members. Creating schedules every year can be a daunting task. It can take some time to get everything to fall into its proper place. There are many different schedules in which a principal may be required to create including a bell schedule, duty schedule, computer lab schedule, library schedule, etc. Cross checking each of those schedules to ensure that you are not putting too much on any one person at once can be difficult.

Roles of the principal

It is almost impossible to make everyone happy with their schedules with all the scheduling you have to do. For example some teachers like their plan first thing in the morning and others like them at the end of the day, but it is not impossible to accommodate all of them. It is probably best to create the schedule without trying to accommodate anyone. Be prepared to make adjustments to your schedules once the year begins in addition to this. You need to be flexible because there are times that there are conflicts you did not foresee that need to be changed. A vital part of any school administrator’s job is to hire teachers and staff that are going to do their job correctly. While hiring the right person makes your job all the more easier, hiring the wrong person can cause you huge headaches down the line. There are many factors that play into a person being a good candidate for you to hire. Those include teaching knowledge, personality, sincerity, excitement towards the profession, etc. It is equally important to call their references to get a feel for what the people who know them think they would do once you have interviewed all your candidates. Rank your candidates accordingly and offer the person you think would be best for the position once you have completed this process. Having good relations with parents and community members can benefit you in a variety of areas. It makes it easier to deal with the situation if the parent supports the school and your decision in case you have built trusting relationships with a parent whose child has a discipline issue. The same holds true with the community. Building relationships with individuals and businesses in the community can help your school out tremendously.