Perhaps the most critical role in successful inclusive schools is the role of the principal. The school principal's active participation is the single most important predictor of success in implementing change, improving services, or setting a new course. The school principal is central to facilitating systemic change and leading faculty to adopt new attitudes and new practices.
With responsibilities widening each year, today's principal must create the conditions for a positive learning environment, academic rigor, and set the standard for shared ownership across the entire faculty. This month, we will explore the many facets of the role of inclusive principals.
How does the principal forge a united faculty that envisions itself as a team of educators working on behalf of all students? Read more...