Having a complete understanding of the needs of a campus and a willingness to learn the facility management aspects of running a school will enhance a principal’s ability to be proactive and intentional in maintaining a clean, safe, and secure learning environment.
Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Reflect on the key roles of a principal as they relate to explaining, clarifying, and demonstrating the duties and functions required for managing a school facility.
With the site facility manager/maintenance supervisor, tour your school campus, review his or her campus operation duties (based on the job description), and evaluate items regarding, but not limited to, safety, repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness. Determine issues that would be considered a liability by the district insurance company. Identify possible solutions to any areas of needed improvement.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the principal mentor and, provided permission, seek opportunities to observe and/or assist the principal mentor.
Write a 150-200 word reflection summarizing your observations and solutions. Include in your discussion the safety and welfare of students and staff, the allocation of resources, and what procedures your principal mentor uses to monitor and manage operations. Incorporate PSEL Standards 7 and 10 into your reflection and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
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