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1 Five Tips to Surviving Your First Year in the Principalship IASP Fall Professionals Conference 2014

2 Aimee Lunsford Principal, Flint Springs Elementary School Huntington County Community School Corporation Huntington, IN Follow

3 Why 5 Tips? Our jobs are comprised of tasks that are short in duration and rapid in pace. An average of of these tasks in an hour. We balance tasks that require diverse skills, technical capabilities, cognitive functioning and emotional intelligence.

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5 Buy Notebooks in Bulk Find a Mentor you Trust Embrace the Survey

6 Mentors that will be proactive instead of reactive. Mentors that will check in on you when you don’t know which side is up. Mentors in district and out of district.

7 Greet at all Cost Never underestimate the power of LUNCH Café Lunsford Class Competitions Birthday Treats

8 Pumpkin Decorating Door Decorating Scarecrow Decorating Encourages teamwork, collaboration, problem solving and parent involvement!

9 Weekly Newsletter Remind 101 Twitter Update your school Webpage ANSWER/MANAGE your s Leave notes after observations

10 Tell the week’s events. Set a positive tone Let your vision/culture be known Say it in the newsletter so you don’t have to call a meeting

11 Get input from the whole staff “What are your big ticket items?” This must have shared commitment Make it your language

12 Using a collaborative tool like PADLET can allow your staff to all give input, categorize into groups and work to put those items into words that can be remembered.

13 “Encouraging Minds to Grow, Hearts to Care and Lives to Share.”

14 Grade Level Chairs Tech Savvy New Teacher Go To Groups Lead PD/Communicate Initiatives Empower your non- classroom teachers Be an expert yourself by studying the experts

15 Be the Lead Learner and model/share who you study and research to be on the cutting edge of leadership!

16 Go to Todaysmeet.com /IASP1stYear Tell us your tips for survivng the first year of the principalship.


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