SIM 8: Leave
Leave or keep the peace are two options that many principals take. This is why the turnover rates in our nation's schools is at an alarming all time high. We would challenge you to have the courage to stay and make the systemic changes needed to move the school forward. Your frustration points to the kind of leader this organization really needs, and the students are only under our care for a short time!
You can't and don't need to do this alone, find a team of teachers that do support your work and begin to work with them. And, if you have the courage to replace the teachers on your current leadership team with the ones that align with your thinking and the school's mission, go for it!! The short term pain will be outweighed by the long term gain.
Before doing this, talk it over with your supervisor so you make sure to have their support first. If the upper administration isn't supporting your move and they align to the thinking of the former principal, then it may be a good time to get the resume ready and to start applying. I find that if your superiors don't support a student centered mindset, it's going to be very difficult to move that forward without their support.
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