School Leadership Innovations and Creativity: The case of communication between school and parents.

Athanasoula-Reppa, Anastasia ; Makri-Botsari, Evi ; Kounenou, Kalliopi ; Psycharis, Sarantos (2010)

In this work we examine how the creativity of the school leaders improves the relationships between school and parents through the innovations. Our study is based on a quantitative approach to the issue through interviews with 6 headmasters of primary schools (3 in Greece and 3 in Cyprus) and 18 parents (3 of each school, one mother and two fathers).The results showed that the creativity of the school headmaster or school principal is a main factor to establish a strong communication based between school and parents. School leader has the power to “meet parents where they are” and none parent be exclusive from school life.

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