The classic personal guide for principals, updated to address today’s challenges
As the leader and decision maker in your school, you know that the buck stops with you. But when you’re faced with issues that are unfamiliar or simply overwhelming, where can you turn for advice and experience?
For over a decade, the answer has been The Principal’s Companion. Pam Robbins and Harvey B. Alvy’s comprehensive classic remains a standard reference for principals of all experience levels, providing a wealth of ideas, techniques, and reflective opportunities.
In the fourth edition, new and updated content is delivered in an ultra-efficient format tailored to principals’ busy days. Topics range from big-picture considerations to specific tactics and strategies, including:
- The principal’s many roles
- Critical skills for effective leadership
- Honoring the school’s mission
- Working together to build a learning community
- Starting effectively and staying the course
With an eye towards the future, The Principal’s Companion can be referred to over and over again to ensure the school’s most important executive is a strong anchor for educational success.
"This has always been one of the books I recommend to principals, and the latest edition makes it even more important and helpful to principals who face one of the toughest jobs in education today."
—Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director
"Robbins and Alvy′s ability to explain the sophisticated and complex landscape of today′s connected schools in a manner that is easily understandable to both a new leader and a veteran school leader is masterful. They truly understand the role of today′s school leader in the classroom, the school, and the community."
—Joshua Garcia, Deputy Superintendent
Tacoma Public Schools, WA