A transforming dynamic journey: The essence of being a novice principal of the archdiocesan school towards leadership goal

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Transforming dynamic journey of a novice principal

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Doctor of Philosophy in Education Major in Educational Leadership and Management

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Educational Leadership


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Runvi Manguerra

Defense Panel Chair

Teresa P. Yasa

Defense Panel Member

Jocelyn P. Cruz
Minie Rose C. Lapinid
Maria Virlinda Tee
Ferdinand Pitagan


This research study was an attempt to reveal and describe the lived experiences of novice principals in leadership and management in the Archdiocesan schools of Batangas. The method used for this study was hermeneutic phenomenology as it exposed the essence of the phenomenon through the lived experiences of the novice principals. Six participants were chosen from the Archdiocesan schools of the province who are serving the school as principals from 1 to 3 years of office. In unveiling the world of novice principals of the Archdiocesan schools, the experiences are modeled after shepherds care for his/her flock in preparing the journey, herding of the flock, walking alongside with the flock, crossing the stream, finding home with the flock, and grazing pasture were identified. The novice principals understood the on-going challenges in leadership and management as a transforming dynamic journey consisting of the following themes: (a) promoting good relationship with partners through mutual relationship with parents and students and professional relationship with teachers, (b) promoting growth in the organization by empowering partners strengthening personality and spiritual aspects of the community, and enriching personality and professional, (c) facilitating of resources by managing human and financial resources, and (d) developing a transformational attitude of the principal by serving while leading and being dedicated to service in addressing the management and leadership style of the novice principals. The transforming dynamic journey of novice principals and their experience as shepherds of the Archdiocesan schools help in developing the Proposed Leadership Development Program of the Unified Schools of the Archdiocese of Lipa Principals (LDP of the USAL Principals).

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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1 computer disc; 4 3/4 in.


School principals--Philippines; Educational leadership--Philippines

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