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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

NASSP asked Principals of the Year, Assistant Principals of the Year, Breakthrough School Principals, and others for their words of wisdom for new principals. They reflected on what was most important to their success, what they wished they had known before they started, or what, in hindsight, they might have done differently. View the topics below and select the ones that most interest you. Additionally, be sure to check out these eight tips for first year principals!


Climate and Culture


Decision Making

Instructional Leadership