City Voices August 2006: ‘Not Like Running Starbucks or IBM’

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This year, more than 70 Chicago Public Schools principals?over 10 percent of the total?retired. The district predicts that over the next three years, half of principals will be new to the job. Running a school takes a special set of interpersonal and managerial skills. Guests: John Potocki, retired principal of Clay Elementary, and Joan Dameron Crisler, former principal of Dixon Elementary and the new managing director of LAUNCH.