What is principal?

  • (noun): The educator who has executive authority for a school.
    Example: "She sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
    Synonyms: school principal, head teacher, head
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on principal:

Montacute House - Interior - First Floor
... Great Chamber was the epicentre of all ceremony and state hence, its position at the head of the principal staircase, making it the finale of a processional route ... This small room at the head of the principal staircase divides the former Great Chamber from what would have been a principal bedroom ... Originally one of the principal bedrooms, during the early 20th century it became Lord Curzon's bedroom and as such was equipped with a plumbed bath hidden in a wardrobe, one of ...
Isidore Newman School - Principals and Heads of School
... James Addicott, Principal, 1904-1908 ... Henson, Principal, 1908-1947 ... Eddie Kalin, Principal, 1948-1964 ...
Glenunga International High School - Principal
... The current principal is Wendy Johnson, who commenced her term at the beginning of 2008 ... She was previously the principal of Victor Harbor High School and has experience as a teacher, administrator and district director ... Robert Knight, who started at the school in 1992, retired as principal at the end of 2007 ...
Valley Symphony Orchestra (LAVC)
... The principal strings of the VSO are the members of the Kadima String Quartet Eric km Clark, concertmaster Andrew Tholl, principal second violin Beth Elliott, principal viola Lynn Angebranndt ...
Woodbridge High School (New Jersey) - Administration
... administration are Arthur Lee Warren, Principal Kenneth Pace, Vice Principal Martin Scarano, Vice Principal ...

More definitions of "principal":

  • (noun): An actor who plays a principal role.
    Synonyms: star, lead
  • (noun): The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account.
    Synonyms: dealer
  • (noun): The original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated.
  • (noun): Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it.
    Synonyms: corpus, principal sum
  • (adj): Most important element.
    Example: "The principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"
    Synonyms: chief, main, primary

Famous quotes containing the word principal:

    The principal office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten, and that evil words and deeds should fear an infamous reputation with posterity.
    Tacitus (c. 55–c. 120)

    We must reserve a back shop all our own, entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)