Relationships with school personnell

Relationships with the Principal

  • Know your facts.
  • Keep your principal in the loop by keeping them up to date with what is going on with the students.
  • Never let them get blind-sided.

Have a common vision

  • At the beginning of each year sit down and discuss specific goals for the year.
  • These may be different for each school.


  • Establish a two-way open door policy where you are both able to share concerns freely.
  • When presenting problems or concerns try to keep it time limited and solution focused.
  • The principal has to handle all of the problems in the school; therefore, it helps if you already have some ideas for solutions to problems before you talk with them.  Think outside of the box.