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Teacher opinions of the principal's roles and functions.
As early as 1925, Frederick Maurice Hunter, Superintendent of Schools, Oakland, California, indicated that principles of good school administration require the building principal to be the officer-in-chief of his school. The principal was to be recognized as an educational expert by his staff. His major duties included organization and . . . supervision. A principal's supervision and organizational endeavors have repeatedly subjected him to appraisal by his teachers. In 1931, Jay D. Conner studied the importance of various supervisory activities, and questioned whether or not the total problems and needs of the teacher had been considered when arriving at supervisory procedures. He quoted a study entitled "Teachers' Evaluation of Types and Sources of Supervisory Aid.