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6 traits of a Principal that each public school needs

6 traits of a Principal that each public school needs

Each public school has one principal that will post as the highest authority. The principal is the ruling authority that teachers will follow. A good principal is the prayer for all schools.

Here are the 6 traits of a principal that each public school needs.

1. God fearing

A school needs their principal to be a good servant of God. Teachers will then be relaxed to approach a leader that has faith in God.

2. Authority driven and a man with a word

All teachers need a principal with a word and will speak in behalf of his constituents. A principal should have authority within his school. Teachers will respect a principal if he shows that he leads by example. A school needs a principal who will bring the voice of his teachers to the higher authority.

3. Good listener

A principal should listen to the problems of his subordinates. He must hear the positive and negative comments of the teachers. He should know how to balance and he should be fair in his judgment.

4. Good leadership skills

Good leadership skills means to make the teachers respect each other in a certain school. This is the work of a principal. Without a good leader, everything will fall behind and the school is a mess. Without someone to lead them, teachers will fall apart and has lot of issues among themselves.

5. Resourceful

A principal should be resourceful in finding ways and means for the betterment of his school. He should not depend on the allotment from the region. Most of the time the budget takes longer to process so he needs to take responsibility to gather ideas. Income generating projects of the school is a big help.

6. Fair judge

A good principal listens to all issues must have fair judgment. There is no room for biases in a school. This will only create chaos so he needs to be firm and fair all the time.

These are the traits that teachers need from their principals. There are many principals with good standing but there are also those who fail. There is no such a perfect principal but at least there is a standard. Teachers don’t need a principal who only sits on their table without even doing something. – Clea | Helpline PH

82 thoughts on “6 traits of a Principal that each public school needs”

  1. Thank you for the above reminders. Hoping that I possess those traits and if I don”t, I will try my best to have it all. God bless!

    1. Knowing the 6 traits of a principal that each public school need is very important for a smooth relationship among teachers and successful realization of plans and activities.

  2. may principal na nagpapakita ng biases favoritism and negativism to other constituents, kasama na ang manghihiya ng guro, nagmumura at walang pakiramdam na nakakasakit siya ng kanyang guro. kaya tama po unang una dapat po God fearing, the love of God is the only way towards a peaceful and balance management among others.

  3. Rev. Fr. Rodel J. Agodera

    In education, quality is a prime. Excellence is a must when aspiring quality education for our citizens. There are no perfect school leaders. But there are learned educational leaders who take refuge in wisdom from experience and degrees and is willing to improve daily in a lifelong learning process for the continuous pursuit of quality education. We cannot be contented with mediocre quality school principals, we need quality leaders that drive improvement in the field.

    1. I,m glad that my principal possess those traits.a GOD Fearing.cause being a principal doesn’t mean you have all the power even to look down your teachers.they forgot that in the eyes of GOD we are all level,no rich no poor no high nor low.

  4. Among the 6 traits, “A man with a word” is hard to follow by some of the School Principals. We cannot deny the fact that biases in school institution really exists, and with that many teachers will lose their respect to their school head.

  5. Thank u for sharing a relevant information. I will apply those traits if I will become a principal someday..

  6. Thank you for letting us know how important leadership of a Principal in building good and progressive schools.

  7. Leah mae Gapo Cari├▒o

    It is really wonderful to have a school head with these traits.Lucky for those who have such a good leader.

  8. Proud to say that our Principal posses those traits.I am very thankful that I belong to his management.

  9. Gerardo C. Toto, Jr

    Thank you for letting us know about this traits for being a Principal. Hope all principals possess this traits.

    1. Me, too …. reading about the six traits of a school principal explains why I am currently having stressful experiences at school …. so sad… but happy to know that some schools are blessed with the nice ones.,. it’s a relief knowing that they do exist….­čÖĆ­čśç­čÖĆ

  10. I strongly agree. Hope that not only principals possess these qualities but also the teachers and other school stakeholders in order to achieve the goal and to have quality education .

  11. Good day , as a MAed student I am veryuch grateful and beyond overwhelmed knowing this 6 traits of principal. For the past months as teacher I I realized that out principal is very important for the improvement and innovation in the school. That’s why these 6 traits of principal are given to us for us to be guided in the near future.
    Thank you.

  12. My godfather was a principal and he had all of these traits. Sadly he passed away even before retiring. And if given a chance to be like him, I would definitely be as good as him. A leader should always look after his constituents.

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