Letter: October is Principals Month in MinnesotaMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, in recognition of the declaration made by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, has proclaimed the month of October to be Principals Month in Minnesota
By: Shelly Maes, Manager of Membership Services, SW/WC Service Cooperative, Marshall, Worthington Daily Globe
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, in recognition of the declaration made by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, has proclaimed the month of October to be Principals Month in Minnesota. Principals Month is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of all principals and assistant principals to the success of students in Minnesota schools and to encourage increased awareness of school leadership in ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education.
Principals set the academic tone for their schools and work closely with teachers to develop and maintain high curriculum standards, mission statements and performance goals and objectives. In doing this, principals wear multiple hats. They are often expected to be educational visionaries, instructional leaders, assessment experts, disciplinarians, community builders, public relations experts, budget analysts, facility managers, special programs administrators and the guardians of various policy initiatives, while at the same time being entrusted with our young people.
The SW/WC Service Cooperative is proud to support our region’s principals. Be sure to take time this month to thank your school principals.