Research Report: What Do Effective Principals Do?

An effective principal demonstrates a blend of behaviors in two realms—instructional leadership and management.By Nancy ProtheroePrincipal, May/June 2011Web Resources Much has been written during the past decade about the changing role of the principal and the shift in emphasis from manager to instructional leader. Any of us in education, and especially principals themselves, could develop a mental list of responsibilities that fit within each of these realms.