The shifting education landscape has changed the nature of work of virtually everyone in America’s K-12 schools–from teachers to district superintendents.
But perhaps no role has undergone a deeper transformation than that of the school principal.
Today’s school principal is a team leader, coach, counselor, collaborator, cheerleader, and more, all in one.
Strong school leadership isn’t easy to achieve, especially today. But when good school leaders excel, they’re actions can change the lives of students, staff, and community members.
On Wednesday, schools and organizations across the country celebrated National School Principal’s Day, honoring the work and dedication of America’s school building leaders. Many celebrated their principals online using the hashtags #SchoolPrincipalsDay, #NationalSchoolPrincpalsDay, and #ThankAPrincipal.
Our editors combed through social media and assembled a list of our favorite posts from School Principals Day.
Here are just a few:
Happy School Principals' Day!! We are fortunate to have dedicated men and women that go above and beyond each and every day! Thank you!! pic.twitter.com/tRogC6rdPU
— WayzataPublicSchools (@wayzataschools) May 1, 2018
— IPS (@IPSSchools) May 1, 2018
Happy School Principals' Day to these outstanding educators. Thank you for the great job that you do as leaders in TCS! pic.twitter.com/EyUikAo0hU
— T🍏S Board of Ed (@TCSBoardofEd) May 1, 2018
On #SchoolPrincipalsDay we salute our school #principals for their amazing work supporting our #schools #communities #students and our #faculty/staff 🙏🏾 We have some of the very best school leaders in @MASchoolsK12 @MassEducation @usedgov and #TheWorldOver 🌍 pic.twitter.com/AZZXCFfJQl
— Fall River Schools (@frpsinfo) May 1, 2018
— Jorge L. Arredondo (@Drjlarredondo) May 1, 2018
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— L.A. Unified (@LASchools) May 1, 2018
Happy School Principals’ Day to our Minnesota public school principals! Thank you for the great work you do for Minnesota’s students, schools and communities! @MESPAprincipals @mnprincipals #SchoolPrincipalsDay #NationalSchoolPrincipalsDay pic.twitter.com/8QF7Jhgd8r
— MN School Boards (@mnmsba) May 1, 2018
Happy Principals' Day! To our compassionate, capable, conscientious, and courageous principal, Mr. Hunt: It is impossible to adequately say what you mean to our students, families, faculty, and staff, especially in 140 characters. Your positive impact changes the world everyday! pic.twitter.com/QxO9RaGTVI
— Merrick-Moore Elementary School (@MerrickMooreES) May 1, 2018
Did we miss any great posts? Share them with us. How did your school or district celebrate your principals this week? Tell us in the comments.