In this article, David Brooks cites the importance of the principal as the catalyst in school improvement. He gives many examples from across the country of how principals have played a leading role in school improvement and he laments taht in many places, principals do not stay in their positions long enough to have the impact necessary for school improvement. He also underscores the need for a rethinking of the role of principal in today's culture.Source:
David Brooks, The New York Times, March 12, 2018Description:
"When you learn about successful principals, you keep coming back to the character traits they embody and spread: energy, trustworthiness, honesty, optimism, determination. We went through a period when we believed you could change institutions without first changing the character of the people in them. But we were wrong. Social transformation follows personal transformation."Read the full article here!