The Reflective Principal: From Newbie to Veteran Principal
By Jeremiah Gonzalez Principal, January/February 2017 When I started my first administrative assignment, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was a new principal—and I mean new. At 38, I had never held an administrative position. I had worked at only one other school, where I was comfortable. I had started there as a teacher and later became an instructional coach and finally a coordinator in charge of Title I and English learners. None of those experiences adequately prepared me for what I was now doing: leading a school.