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    • Next in Line: Preparing Assistant Principals for the Principalship
      Deliberately preparing assistant principals to be principals is an important responsibility of current principals.
      Cindy Johnson-Taylor and Mary B. Martin
    • The Art of Mentoring Principals
      Mentor principals and their assistant principals (leadership interns) from six school districts learned how being a part of a school-/university partnership can help mentor campuswide leadership. Participating schools became leadership laboratories. This particular mentor–intern partnership program created dynamic results through campus change projects conducted by the leadership interns. Participating administrators addressed campus issues by becoming instructional facilitators of change. This
    • Building Leaders
      A district leadership academy develops aspiring leaders who are able to step up when they are needed.
      By Therese Reddekopp
    • Changing Role of the Middle Level and High School Leader
      Developed by the NASSP Task Force on Principal Preparation, this document explores how the principalship has changed over the years and examines current and emerging models for school leadership in the 21st century.
    • Preparing for Your Principal Interview- HS Edition
      When you're preparing to ne interviewed for an administrator position, knowing what to expect and what to do can pay off.
      By Gene Spanneut
    • Preparing Principals for Leadership in Special Education: Applying ISLLC Standards
      Educational leadership is ranked as the key variable associated with effective schools, but the principal of an effective school must be the leader for all programs within the school--including special education services. Over the next 5 years, districts may replace more than 60% of all principals. The result is that many schools will be led by inexperienced leaders without any legal or practical expertise when it comes to special education. This article examines the Interstate School Leader