Implementing a shared leadership system implies an expanded set of roles for the school principal. The range of roles and initiatives I undertook as principal during the Sanchez School turnaround process include not only being an instructional leader and effective resource manager, but also becoming a social architect of learning and a community organizer and activist.

By Ambika Kapur, program officer for education programs at the Carnegie Corporation of New York

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