In response to the 4/14/16 post, “Five Assistant Principal Hacks,” some LYS Superintendents stepped up and shared the following:

Here is what I wish I knew back then.

Listen a lot, talk little.  If you do talk, talk last. You may be the smartest person in the room, but virtually everyone in the room knows more than you do.


I like what they told us as recruits in the military, “Show Up, Suit Up, Sit Down, and Shut Up.”


Your job is to make your principal successful.  No matter what you think right now, you will find out that his/her job is more difficult than you imagine.

Come on Principals. What would you share with the younger, Assistant Principal, you?

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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