I am just curious to know what you think about the worst principal experience you ever had and how you solved it. There was one principal who, although she came from an urban background where hardly anyone ever went to college, did not seem to understand why many students who attend this inner city middle or high school were reluctant to succeed. Before coming to our school, she only taught and served in administration with highly motivated populations. She seemed to think that telling reluctant students in our school to pay attention was what you had to do to engage them!!! This principal would act like the low scores were caused by the teachers and only the teachers. She would allow students to gossip about teachers in her office and then insinuate that we were bad teachers and how unfair it was that the students had us as leaders. The way that we tried to improve the situation was asking her for suggestions and pointing out the postives of our classroom. I would be interested in hearing about your experiences.