A school principal regularly interacts with a variety of stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, district staff, community members, and more. As the leader of the school community, creating trust between and among these various stakeholder groups is essential in order to move strategic objectives forward and foster a positive school climate.
What have been some of the challenges and successes of school leaders in this continual quest to build trust within the community? What is the day-to-day work that is needed to establish credibility among your school’s stakeholders? We are joined in this episode of Inside the Principal’s Office by Asael Ruvalcaba (Principal, Rio Hondo High School) and Emily McLarty (Head of School, Borman Elementary School). Co-Hosted by Michael McWilliams (Principal, Savannah Elementary) and Charles Williams (Principal, Plato Learning Academy).
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- 0:00 Inside the Principal’s Office Introduction
- 3:20 Introductions
- 9:27 Critical elements in building trust
- 29:00 Examples of being vulnerable as school leaders
- 43:44 Ideas that Stick: Key Takeaways in Building Trust