11 School Leader Duties We Salute

It’s the little things that count.

Whether they’re behind the scenes or on stage at an assembly, these school leader duties are some of the many ways your principals and administration staff show their love to their school, teachers, and students.

School leaders balance the budget.

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They make sure teachers can take the time they need.

They prep for the next year even when no one else wants to help.

They juggle many tasks at once.

They schedule every teacher, specialist, student, and staff person.

School leaders sit through long board meetings.

They make sense of educational jargon.

They take an impossible task and make it possible.

They make sure every detail is accomplished.

They take time to make their colleagues laugh.

And they have your back when the fight matters.

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Kimberley Moran

Posted by Kimberley Moran

Kimberley is an editor at weareteachers.com. She used to teach first graders. She lives in Maine and likes blueberry pancakes and lobster rolls. She is also the author of "Hacking Parenthood."

One Comment

  1. Dan Shoemaker
    Dan Shoemaker May 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    So true. These are some of those behind the scene tasks that often go unnoticed. Two other task I might add are 1) facilities manager, handling request to use school facilities for community functions. Schools are often the center of our communities. 2) PR manager. Public relations are so important to building support for our schools within the community. Providing a voice to key stake holders is vital.

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