The Role of a Principal

snoopy directorA school principal is the primary leader in a school building. The job of the principal covers many different areas and is hard work. Founder and director of the Camiri Christian School, the late missionary Eugene Train, left me with an example to follow as he is remembered as Pastor,  father-figure, mentor, and as a compassionate person with high standards.

desk The most important job of the principal, in my opinion, is not done behind a desk. As a leader, the principal must find time for the most time-consuming work: people. He must be available to teachers, staff members, parents, students and community members. The work with people is an ever ongoing work; for we as persons, regardless age, are never completed; we will always have areas for improvement, change and growth.

Although the principal must take decisions, he is not the boss. Decisions are to be made with a servant attitude for the well-being of the people in his care at school. The Principal is responsible of the work and people of the school. A fundamental and vital part of a job well done is people and people do and give their best when motivated, inspired, infused and encouraged by a good leader.

“The true measure of leadership is influence –           Nothing more, Nothing less.”

Published in: on September 17, 2015 at 6:09 am  Leave a Comment  

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