New Administrators Related Tags: School Leadership More Related Discussions Ron Krause , District Administrator Consultant/Advisor/Mentor Posted 08/24/2011 9:33AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 4 Replies 243 Views Research is clear for the need of mentoring for new administrators. As a new administrator what mentoring opportunitites are being offered to you, or do you find yourself "alone at the top?" Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 4 Share Comments (4 Replies)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 9/5/2011 1:56pm PljimisonPrincipal/Community Christian School Well, for this one I must say alone at the top. I am at a small private school, with no other administrators, no vp, and my first year as a principal at a new school. I do have administrator friends at my other school that I can email back and forth, but no one "mentoring" me at this new opportunity. I find that it is very difficult because there is no one I can bounce ideas off of. So, I use forums such as this, as well as ideas from my Twitter friends. Sign in to vote! Posted 9/6/2011 11:52am Theresa Stager I came from a district with 8 elementary schools, and the principals were able to meet one afternoon each week. It is a wonderful system and they all felt very supported. I did my internship there and felt that the mentoring put forth by this system was wonderful, but nothing can replace your PLN from across the continent and beyond! Find people on Twitter and Edutopia and ask them anything you want to know. They are an amazing resource and so willing to help! Sign in to vote! Posted 9/13/2011 4:51pm Eric SheningerPrincipal at New Milford High School Blogger 2014 Facilitator 2014 I second what Theresa stated. Social media tools allow us to form professional connections that allow new school leader to acquire the mentoring that they desperately need. Sign in to vote! Posted 9/19/2011 6:43am Jim PeifferPrincipal, Douglas J. Regan Intermediate School, Starpoint CSD While we do not have an official mentor program for new administrators in our district, I was promoted from AP of our middle school to principal of our intermediate school and have maintained a mentor-type relationship with the principal of our middle school. In addition, we are a single campus district, consisting of 4 schools and central office is contained within the campus. As a result, the administrative team is a rather close-knit group, who often rely on one-another in a variety of situations. Further, as Theresa stated and Eric confirmed, social tech tools have also been a great resource. Sign in to vote! Discussion Three (+1) Leadership Ingredients I'd Take To A Desert IsleLast comment 1 day 6 hours ago in School Leadership blog How Well Do Schools Communicate? Last comment 1 week 3 days ago in Education Trends blog Parent Communication ToolboxLast comment 2 days 2 hours ago in Home-to-School Connections Discussion Use Talking Points to Keep the Complicated SimpleLast comment 1 week 6 days ago in School Leadership blog Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role Last comment 3 weeks 23 hours ago in School Leadership Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?