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principal

[prin′sipəl]
Etymology: L, principalis, first in rank
first in authority or importance.

principal

A fully qualified and registered general practitioner in the UK, who has a direct contract with a Health Authority to provide general medical services.

principal,

adj the leader; highest in rank; the source of authority.
principal in law of agency,
n the employer; the person who gives authority to an agent to act for him.
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Clearly, to fulfill the necessary demands of an urban principalship, and engage in these other activities means Clark, though controversial in his methods, goes beyond the call of duty.
For administration experience (Items 39-41), participants were asked to report their age (at their first administrative position, first principalship, and first superintendency).
The bulk of this research has documented the principalship aspirations of assistant principals and teachers, and the factors that make for the attractiveness or unattractiveness of the principal role in the eyes of potential applicants.
School leaders emerged, largely unsolicited, from a cadre of dedicated teachers and embraced the principalship more as a vocation than a job.
Teaching, unlike the principalship, is also often an entry-level job that requires little previous experience aside from student teaching.
A similar situation exists in Louisiana, where fewer than half of certified candidates expressed willingness in applying for a principalship (Jordan, McCauiley, & Comeaux, 1994).
This same research indicated that a high-school principalship was evaluated as only 'moderately desirable' by middle-school principal and assistant high-school principal study respondents.
We maintain that deep-seated gendered structures permeate such accounts and contribute to both the under-representation of women in primary principalships and the current principal recruitment crisis.
There has been a 'considerable drop' in applicant numbers over the last decade, particularly for deputy principalships, and some head of department vacancies in remote areas require three advertisement rounds to fill positions.
Turner's assets under management have increased by more than 100% in the past three years, and the principalships have served to reward employees who have helped the firm to grow and succeed in serving clients.
Turner's assets under management have increased by more than 150% in the past three years, and the principalships have served to reward employees who have helped the firm to grow and succeed in serving clients.
Turner's assets under management have doubled in the past two years and quintupled in the past six years, and the principalships have served to reward employees who have helped the firm to grow and succeed.