High School Principal Qualities

The Diamond School District is seeking input from our patrons to assist in the selection process of a new high school principal.  Your input will be a valuable component of the selection process.

All input from this survey is anonymous and confidential and is for the sole use of the Diamond School District during the selection process.

* 1. Rank in order, with 1 being the most important and 3 being third most important, what of the following are the three (3) most important issues facing the school that the principal must be able to immediately deal with? Please choose 1, 2, and 3.

  1st 2nd 3rd
Accountability (holding every person accountable)
Employee performance
Parent involvement
Trust in educational leadership
Quality of teachers and staff
Relations with employees and staff
Serving the needs of a diverse community
Student achievement
Student safety/bullying
Technology for teaching learning, and assessment

* 2. How important is each of the following areas of responsibility for the principal?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Very Important Not at All Important
Addressing equity and diversity
Evaluating employees
Developing employees
Recruiting and selecting teachers and other school staff
Providing for safety and security
Providing a full range of services to students
Planning for the future
Communicating with the public, stakeholders, and business community
Administering the budget

* 3. How important is it that the principal have a work history that includes:

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Very Important Not at all Important
Success in building education partnerships with external organizations
Preparing and managing school budgets
Communicating with and engaging parents and the community
Working with other local government and community officials
Success in student achievement
Experience as a classroom teacher
Experience as a school administrator

* 4. Rank the following personal characteristics of a school principal in order of importance from 1 to 10, with "1" representing the most important characteristic and "10" the least important characteristic:

Please provide any additional comments that you feel are important in consideration of candidates for a School Principal:

* 6. Which description best describes your role with Diamond?