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Shankararaman Ramakrishnan <rsraman@gmail.com>

Principal- Priority assignment for qualities-your opinion


Ramakrishnan Sankara <rama_2000sa@yahoo.com> Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:09 AM
To: Shankar <rsraman@gmail.com>, sridhar ramakrishnan <sridhar.rama2000sa@gmail.com>

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*1. The Communicator
The highly effective principal is a communicator - a genuine and open human being with the capacity to listen,
empathize, and connect with individual students, parents, and teachers in productive, helping, and healing ways, as well
as the ability to teach, present, and motivate people in larger group settings.

The Communicator The highly High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
effective principal is a communicator - a
genuine and open human being with the
capacity to listen, empathize, and
connect with individual students,
parents, and teachers in productive,
helping, and healing ways, as well as
the ability to teach, present, and
motivate people in larger group settings.
Top Priority
Comments
It does not hurt to be a good communicator in any profession. As a principal, it is critical.
Interaction with each of the focus groups: students, staff, parents and administrators requires a
different style of interaction. Only a good communicator can adeptly handle this task of being the
"intermediary".

*2. The Educator


The highly effective principal is an educator - a self directed instructional leader with a strong intellect and personal
depth of knowledge regarding researched-based curriculum, instruction, and learning who motivates and facilitates the
intellectual growth and development of self, students, teachers and parents.

The Educator The highly effective High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
principal is an educator - a self directed
instructional leader with a strong
intellect and personal depth of
knowledge regarding researched-based
curriculum, instruction, and learning
who motivates and facilitates the
intellectual growth and development of
self, students, teachers and parents.
Top Priority

Comments

*3. The Envisioner


The highly effective principal is an envisioner - an individual who is motivated by a sense of calling and purpose, focused
on a vision of what schools can be, and guided by a mission that has the best interests of all students at the core.

The Envisioner The highly effective High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
principal is an envisioner - an individual
who is motivated by a sense of calling

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and purpose, focused on a vision of
what schools can be, and guided by a
mission that has the best interests of
all students at the core. Top Priority

Comments
While it is nice to be an visionary, what is paramount is the person is practical. Given current
budget constraints, ensuring the basic functions of a school are met is proving to be challenging. So
having an envisioner as the head of the school could worsen matters if he is only looking at the
future and ignoring the present.

*4. The Facilitator


The highly effective principal is a facilitator - a leader with outstanding human relations skills that include the abilities to
build individual relationships with parents, teachers and students; collaborative teams with staff members and parents;
and a schoolwide community of leaders.

The Facilitator The highly effective High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
principal is a facilitator - a leader with
outstanding human relations skills that
include the abilities to build individual
relationships with parents, teachers and
students; collaborative teams with staff
members and parents; and a
schoolwide community of leaders. Top
Priority

Comments
A facilitator and a communicator are complementary. Both are necessary for any successful principal.

*5. The Change Master


The highly effective principal is a change master - a flexible, futuristic, and realistic individual who is able to both
motivate and manage change in an organized, positive and enduring fashion.

The Change Master The highly High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
effective principal is a change master -
a flexible, futuristic, and realistic
individual who is able to both motivate
and manage change in an organized,
positive and enduring fashion. Top
Priority

Comments

*6. The Culture Builder


The highly effective principal is a culture builder - an individual who communicates and models a strong and viable
vision based on achievement, expectations, character, personal responsibility, and accountability.

The Culture Builder The highly High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
effective principal is a culture builder -
an individual who communicates and
models a strong and viable vision based

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on achievement, expectations,
character, personal responsibility, and
accountability. Top Priority
Comments
It is the task of parents to handle this aspect of a student's life.

*7. The Activator


The highly effective principal is an activator - an individual with gumption (drive, motivation, enthusiasm, energy, spunk,
and humor) enough to spare and share with staff, parents, and students.

The Activator The highly effective principal is an activator - an individual with gumption (drive, motivation, enthusiasm, energy, spunk, and humor) enough to
spare and share with staff, parents, and students. Top Priority

High Priority

Low Priority

Bottom Priority

Comments
Nothing will make a school look inept then to find the principal sleeping in his office right after
lunch!

*8. The Producer


The highly effective principal is a producer - a results-oriented individual with a strong sense of accountability to
taxpayers (tuition-payers), parents, students and teachers who translates high expectations into intellectual development
and academic achievement for all stude

The Producer The highly effective High Priority Low priority Bottom Priority
principal is a producer - a results-
oriented individual with a strong sense
of accountability to taxpayers (tuition-
payers), parents, students and teachers
who translates high expectations into
intellectual development and academic
achievement for all stude Top Priority

Comments
The responsibility does not lie with the principal alone. It is the task of the teachers to ensure
sufficient intellectual development and academic development of all their students.

*9. The Character Builder


The highly effective principal is a character builder – a role model whose values, words, and deeds are marked by
trustworthiness, integrity, authenticity, respect, generosity, and humility

The Character Builder The highly High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
effective principal is a character builder
– a role model whose values, words,

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and deeds are marked by
trustworthiness, integrity, authenticity,
respect, generosity, and humility Top
Priority
Comments
The principal does not interact with the students all day long. Character building should be the
priority of parents, school counselors an fellow peers.

*10. The Contributor


The highly effective principal is a contributor – a servant-leader, encourager, and enabler whose utmost priority is
making contributions to the success of others.

The Contributor The highly effective High Priority Low Priority Bottom Priority
principal is a contributor – a servant-
leader, encourager, and enabler whose
utmost priority is making contributions
to the success of others. Top Priority
Comments

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