Visibility, on the other hand, ensures that a principal maintains a quality contact with both teachers and students and that he is ready to receive opinions from the two parties (OCM Boces, 2013).
To lead a school to the type of performance that would guarantee success for the school, I plan to use my skills together with the responsibilities bestowed on me by all stakeholders. Personal skills such as visibility, intellectual stimulation and strong ideals and beliefs should be coupled with the self-drive to undertake the responsibilities of a school leader. Among the most critical responsibilities are recognizing and celebrating accomplishments which acknowledging failures, being a change agent, establishing strong lines of communications, as well as overseeing the development of an institutional culture (OCM Boces, 2013). To guarantee success, I will further require to get directly involved in the formulation and implementation of curriculums and other instruction materials. Ability to establish productive relationships with staff members coupled with accountability in the allocation of resources within the school will further ensure that I am in a pole position to achieve the schools set goals.
One of the principles of school leadership that I learnt during my principal preparation and which I believe will be important to my successful leadership is the importance of establishing a student-centered leadership (Cunningham & Cordeiro, 2006). By doing so, all the resources and energy within the school are geared towards improving the educational outcomes of students. I believe that all successful leaders share several characteristics that make them stand out. Among these characteristics are setting direction, establishing relationships and growing people, developing an institution such that it is geared towards supporting desired practices, overseeing a gradual improvement of an institutions program to match set goals as well as ensuring ...Show more