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Coaching plays an essential role in school leadership

By Baruti Kafele
April 2022
As a former athlete, I understand firsthand the importance of good coaching. Coaches are leaders. Their leadership improves individual players and the team as a unit. Imagine if an athletic team didn’t have a head coach. The team would lack direction, guidance, structure, systems, and a central source of motivation and inspiration. A school principal is like the head coach of the school, and the principal’s leadership is every bit as important to the instructional team as an athletic coach’s is to a sports team. A principal has endless responsibilities, but some of the most important ones are to teach, inform, and inspire staff members so that they are continually and consistently growing, developing, and improving. There’s a tremendous amount of coaching inherent in the

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Baruti K. Kafele (principalkafele@gmail.com) is an education consultant, author, and retired principal.


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