Principal - teacher interaction

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  1. Bluemoon

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    Is there a lot of interaction between a teacher and the principal say at a school of 2,000 students? Or would there be more interaction between teachers and the assistant principals ? Thank you beforehand!
     
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    I think it would depend upon your school and how it handles the division of labor.

    At my school I spend much more time with two assistant principals. Then the principal and lastly, the last two assistants.

    That is because of what I teach and where I teach. One assistant is over the science department, which is spread all over campus. The other assistant is in charge of the particular building where I am located.

    If I were in a different building, teaching Math, for instance, I would deal almost exclusively with the principal himself since he's in charge of that department and that building.
     
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    In a school of that size I would think teachers would interact more with APs.
     
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    My school has around 1600 students. We interact with the AP. I wouldn't go to my P unless it was an emergency.
     
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    I interact mainly with my supervising administrator, who happens to be one of the APs. If the principal were my supervising administrator, I'd interact mainly with him. Since he's not, though, I interact with him almost not at all. To illustrate exactly how much "almost not at all" is, earlier this year I was surprised to discover that he knew my name!
     
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    My school has about 900 kids. We interact solely with the AP unless it's really, really serious (ie: we had a staff member accused of forging test scores)

    The day to day stuff involving the kids, we talk to AP and/or the administrators who talks to the P and keeps her abreast of things
     
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    When I was at a school that size, I went mainly to my department chair. My P did my observations, so I spoke with her more than the APs.
     
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    At my school of 1300 there is virtually no interaction between teachers and principal or assistant principal.
     
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    As a teacher, I had very little interaction with my administrators. They allowed me to be a professional and let me do my job without bugging me. I only reached out to them if I really needed something.

    As an administrator, I have quite a bit of interaction with my staff. However, some teachers (maybe 2-3 out of 30) email/call/stop by far too often (for example--daily) with issues that need to be solved by themselves.
     

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