Rural school principals: PD and getting the 3Rs correct
Remember how your school principal knew your name, the names of your siblings, parents and grandparents? No? Perhaps that's because you went to a city school. Principals of rural schools are integral parts of their communities. They work twenty-four hours a day in the “fish bowl” environment of a country town. And with all the complexities of the job, why would anyone be an isolated principal in the country? Rural school principals do an amazing job and are generally highly respected by community members; but who supports them?