From being a coach to a counselor, school principals must wear many hats to lead effectively, William Parker, principal of Skiatook High School near Tulsa, Okla., writes in this blog post. He outlines a number of different roles principals must play, including being a manager and a good communicator, as well as a team player. "Ultimately, your goal is to create a safe and effective learning environment, no matter what hats you have to wear to reach that goal," Parker writes.

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