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Principals are visionaries who raise the level of rigor.
Principals are community-builders where teachers are professional leaders and learners.
Principals are learners who practice extending and receiving help.
Principals are models of how to engage others through a strengths-based perspective.
Principals are lead culture builders who - through shared and distributed leadership practices, promote trust open communication, transparency and collaboration among students, staff and parents.
Originally published in NAESP Communicator, December 2016, Volume 40, Issue 4