Posted November 24, 2020
It’s been a particularly difficult time to be an educator in the United States. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic causing K-12 schools across the country to shutter this spring, most of the summer was spent in a turmoil of questions about if they would reopen in the fall, when that might be, and what it might look like when they do. And while there have been challenges at every level of education, the position of school principals has been unique. Caught between the plans made by district administration and the needs of their teachers and students, principals have had to utilize their skills and education to tackle new leadership challenges from creative perspectives.
Salem University takes a look at five of these areas where current principals or those on the educational leadership track will need to focus in the near future:
Many of the challenges in the field of education for 2020 were already there well before the pandemic began, but the current crisis has also thrown them into sharp relief and given both current and up-and-coming principals a chance to really focus on priorities that will make the biggest impact. For themselves, for their teachers, and for their students.
For more information about Salem University’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership program, click here.
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