chapter  2
BRAVO Principals Support Others
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Early toward the beginning of my teaching career, I worked for an elementary principal who considered it his primary responsibility at the school to “lighten the load” of the teachers and free us up to teach our very best. No matter how early I got to school, he was always there and usually walking the halls. As he passed each classroom, he looked in and said with a cheery smile (I never understood how he managed that so early in the morning), “How can I help you today?” I always responded with a nod and said, “Oh, nothing, thank you, I’ve got everything under control.” He would walk on to the next room, look in, and greet that teacher in the same way.