I am on a district committee with the task of developing principal evaluations using the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC pronounced izlick) Standards. These standards
have been adopted by 43 states as the measure of a principal's success. They are what one would expect from something with a bureaucratic acronym like Izlick. They're accurate enough, but as dry as toast. I am tasked with translating the standards from Administrative Educationese to Plain English, and it occurred to me that teachers might have an opinion on what makes a good principal. Anyone care to share?
What did your best principal do for you, your school, your program? Any horror stories? No names, of course, please. And all in the name of making sure that whatever that principal did poorly, we would expect the opposite to be true for a good principal.