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Through the Looking Glass: Teachers' Perceptions of Principal Succession

From the teachers' perspective, what effective leadership strategies lead to a positive principal succession, and what leadership strategies do first year administrators use to ensure a positive transition of leadership? What are the feelings and attitudes of the teachers experiencing principal succession? These questions are important for schools to as transition of leadership become more frequent in education. This descriptive study examined principal succession at one high socioeconomic school. Using mixed research methods, many strategies that led to a positive principal succession were discovered, and the attitudes of the teachers experiencing the succession were evaluated. The results of the study may assist both teachers and principals as they try to experience a positive transition of leadership.

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