The Secrets of a Principal Who Makes Things Work
Michael Winerip with a profile of a NYC principal, with his usual misguided slaps at reformers and tests:
A good principal has been a teacher.
While Ivy Leaguers in their 20s can now become principals, Jacqui Getz, 51, the new principal of Public School 126, a high-poverty school in Chinatown, came up the old way. This is her third principal position, but before that, she was a teacher for nine years and an assistant principal for four. It's hard for principals to win over teachers if they haven't been one.
"You're the principal," Ms. Getz said, "but you have to know how a teacher feels and how a teacher thinks."
I wonder if he's even aware that all KIPP principals must have been teachers?