Taking on a new leadership role is an admirable venture. Many teachers aspire to a leadership responsibility and look forward to a season of new beginnings.

New School Leader_Megan Dredge

Learning to juggle your new leadership role can be exciting and rewarding, and can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming.

Here are 8 strategies to help you be a great leader in your school.

  1. Clarify what’s expected of you
  2. Get to know your team
  3. Encourage team members’ strengths
  4. Be a good follower
  5. Confront when appropriate
  6. Say sorry
  7. Encourage ongoing professional development
  8. Have an open door policy


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