PMP:019 Key Responsibility Areas for Your School Team

When I transitioned from teaching to school admin, I was surprised at the many moving parts outside the classroom that keep schools running smoothly.
Even with all the ways I prepared, it still took me a long time to begin understanding for the multiple job descriptions I was responsible to oversee. Over time, I discovered the importance of identifying and writing down the key responsibility areas of my team members. Episode 19 is all about helping you discover how a simple process involving KRA’s can help any school management team.
Check out the original blog posts I wrote about KRA’s in Part 1 and Part 2.

Here are the show-notes for Episode 19

Although it is not a book on school leadership, Dave Ramsey’s Entreleadership actually played a large role in helping me think about how to better define the management roles in my school.
This episode of PMP explores how defining Key Responsibility Areas can improve the efficiency and productivity of your school. Listen for answers to the following:
1. How did we create our KRA’s?
2. How have KRA’s served to strengthen our service to our school community?
3. What advantage have KRA’s created for managing personnel needs?
Here are sample KRA’s:
Office Staff KRA’s
Counselors KRA’s


KRA’s remind me of the value of each person and the unique role he/she serves; they are useful for follow-up conversations on job performance, and they serve as a resource to show new team members.

Now It’s Your Turn

What are some other tools you use for managing the multiple responsibility areas of your staff or teachers?

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William D. Parker
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