You’ve Landed the Job! Now What?

We talk with a recently hired principal to discuss what it feels like to jump into a new role, and strategies for fellow leaders in similar positions.

Congratulations, you’ve gotten through rounds of vetting, interviews, and are now serving as a principal of your school! But there’s still plenty of work to do and challenges to unpack. We sat down with Rosalba Rodriguez—who is about to make the jump from AP to principal in her district—to discuss:

  • How the process unfolds
  • How it feels to be in this new position
  • Advice for aspiring leaders
  • Thoughts on the first 100 days
  • Planning for next year