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Journal Article

Principals: Human Capital Managers at Every School

Being a principal is more than just being an instructional leader. Principals also must manage their schools' teaching talent in a strategic way so that it is linked to school instructional improvement strategies, to the competencies needed to enact the strategies, and to success in boosting student learning. Teacher acquisition and performance management are just two of the many aspects of managing human capital, but they illustrate the complexity of strategically managing teaching talent.


Kimball, S.M. (2011, April). Principals: Human Capital Managers at Every School. Phi Delta Kappan, 92(7), 13-18.


Publication Date

April 2011


Phi Delta Kappan