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With the end of the school year rapidly encroaching and the events that changed the school year like never before, now is a great time for administrators of schools or districts to reflect on the leadership skills they have developed.

In this article, The Essential Qualities of an Effective School Leader, 12 essential qualities are listed that help define an effective school leader. Some leadership qualities are evident every day and some are behind the scenes, but when they are combined over a period of time, good leadership qualities are developed and enriched.

So whether you are a seasoned administrator or just starting out in the administrator field, take a look at these qualities and reflect on your leadership. See how these qualities play a part in your leadership skills and if there is one or more that you can focus on to make you an even better leader.

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