You might hire a principal to:

  • Create a culture of excellence, teamwork, and collaboration among school staff, faculty, students, and the local community
  • Work with the school leadership team to develop, implement, and maintain every detail of the school’s systems and procedures, including discipline, transitions, community celebrations, morning meetings, and classroom culture

  • Ensure the school environment is safe for all students, faculty, and staff

  • Meet and listen with teachers to maximize their teaching and learning potential

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, relevant to country of employment Master’s degree relevant to country of employment
Extensive knowledge of curricular resources and programs Proven project management, problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills
Previous school-based leadership team experience relevant to country of employment Hard-working, highly collaborative nature