The Role of the Teaching Principal

Dawn Wallin, Associate Dean, , College of Education
Paul Newton, Department Head, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
Olga Ifaka, PhD Student, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
University of Saskatchewan
SASKATCHEWAN

PROGRAM SUMMARY: This presentation reports on an ongoing research study funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada that examines the role of teaching principals in rural, remote and northern schools in the prairie provinces of Canada.

In this presentation, we bring together a number of rural teaching principals from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba who have participated in our research to talk about how their role interacts with their professional and personal responsibilities. We will incorporate their discussion with findings from our study that report on efficacy in instructional leadership, challenges and supports for the role, policy environments that effect their efforts, and work-life balance.

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