Developing Great Administrators One Teacher at a Time

Nelson, Kristen
May 2010
Principal;May/Jun2010, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p24
The article discusses the Teaching Assistant Principal (TAP) program of the Capistrano Unified School District in Southern Orange County, California. The program provides teachers with paid gradual exposure to administrative duties added to their teaching responsibilities. Issues faced by TAPs include extra work and changing treatment by fellow teachers. Training and mentoring is provided by the school principal. TAPs have been valuable in a time of elimination of assistant principal positions.


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