Start strong in your new leadership role with these tried-and-true pieces of advice. Kudos on your decision to become a building level administrator! A host of exciting opportunities and challenges lie ahead. In your first year as an administrator, you will help to create a positive school community and culture that seeks to provide top-notch learning experiences for students. It takes a dedicated, committed person to be a genuine school leader, and you’re stepping up to the plate in this new role. Of course, with this move comes new responsibilities. You may suddenly become a point person for your school’s toughest problems and its creative solutions. Every day may be completely different from the previous one. Just like teaching, the first year in a leadership position requires fortitude and patience.