"An excellent tool for aspiring principals as well as those who find it uplifting to be reassured that they are doing the right thing."
—Gerard Dery, Principal
Nessacus Regional Middle School, Dalton, MA
"This book serves as a valuable tool for districts seeking to enhance the skill level of their principals and would be ideal for professional development."
—Carolyn Banks, Regional Director of Teacher Education
University of La Verne
A comprehensive guide to building successful relationships with all school personnel!
Inspiring faculty and support staff to perform their best is a key factor in developing a school culture that helps students thrive. This resource provides principals with the policies, procedures, and techniques to lead and manage school personnel and create an effective work environment.
The authors provide real-world scenarios and practical strategies to help define the principal's leadership role and strengthen personnel management skills. The book also offers reflective exercises in each chapter to assist administrators in evaluating their own schools and practices. Based on ISLLC and ELCC standards for school leadership, this book covers:
- Shaping school culture to promote shared ownership of the school's vision
- Recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified personnel
- Effective communication and conflict resolution
- Handling challenging situations such as supervising marginal employees and addressing grievances
The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel is an indispensable reference for managing one of your school's most important resources: your staff.