Transitioning Into the Principalship

Assistant principals discuss the transition to the principalship and what aspiring principals should know.

Topics: Assistant Principals

Should I stay, or should I go? That’s the question many assistant or aspiring principals are asking themselves when considering whether to transition fully into the principalship. We sit down with two APs to discuss their advice on the when, how, and why of becoming a principal.

Shay Lewis is assistant principal at CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary School in Rocky Hills, Connecticut.

Delaney Rosenberg is assistant principal at a pre-K–8 school in Fremont, New Hampshire.

Donna McGuire is assistant principal at The Park Terrace School in New York City, a 2023 NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal, and moderates the NAESP Assistant Principal Community of Practice.